iPod and iPhone users have no shortage of accessories to choose from. Now Sony is introducing one more. Known as the ICF-DS15iP (catchy, huh?), it’s a clock radio dock that allows the user to plug in an iPod or iPhone to what looks like a traditional clock radio backed by a large speaker. It’s designed to sit on the nightstand and will use music on your device, the radio, or a built-in alarm to wake you up. But it’s portable so it can be moved around to sit on a desk or anywhere you want to listen to some tunes without headphones.
It features 3.5W + 3.5W audio output with “enhanced MEGABASS” to deliver what Sony is calling “clear, commanding music and vocals with radio or iPod/iPhone sources. With crystal-clear highs and solid bass.” It also comes with a small remote control, just in case the device is out of your reach. The technical specs, given by Sony, are listed below.
|Preset||30 (FM 20, AM 10)|
|Brightness Control||High / Middle / Low / OFF|
|Number of Display Time||Single|
|Volume Control||Yes (Electronic Formula)|
|Speaker Type||Stereo Speaker|
|Speaker Power||3.5W + 3.5W|
|Battery Type||Lithium Battery (CR2032 – Backup Battery)|
|Power Type||External AC Adapter|
|Inputs and Outputs||Audio-in (Stereo Mini Jack) /30pin plug for iPod|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||290 x 165 x 145mm|
|Supplied Accessories||Backup Battery, Remote Control (Card Type), Batteries for Remote Control, Operating Instructions, Quick Start Guide|
The ICF-DS15iP is available today, October 17th, for an unknown price because it isn’t actually listed yet on the Sony website which the press release directs to. It also isn’t yet listed on Amazon. Similar Sony models, however, seem to be right around $100.