Archive for January 11, 2012
A week from now, I’ll be on a flight to Anaheim to attend NAMM, where with DJ Times magazine, I’ll be casting an eye on the latest in DJ and electronic music gear. I love writing for the magazine, but part of me wishes that this week I was attending CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas. While some are saying that CES is losing its clout, there’s still a lot of product announcements there, and I certainly do still have fond memories of attending years ago and checking out the latest in consumer electronics. Always the gadget freak, I’m guessing that walking the CES show floor is still a great time.
One of the things I wish I was there to hear first-hand is Party in a Box, a new toy from SOUL Electronics:
If you looked at the picture and got the impression it’s an iPad dock, you’re on the right track. iPod/iPhone docks are a dime a dozen (yeah, yeah, some sound better than others of course). But this is the first iPad dock-like system I’ve seen. But to boot, it’s got an 8-speaker sound system that the company says is stunning and room-filling. Add-in AirPlay support, Bluetooth support, the ability to essentially “network” multiple units together world AC power, rechargeable batteries, and 12V DC power support, and this thing’s made for parties on the go. There’s even a mic jack to make the system act like a PA system.
No word yet on price point, but if looks and specs are any indication, this might well be one of the coolest iOS platform devices to hit in awhile… Not to mention being the ultimate party-on-the-go platform.
Now if I could just hitch a quick ride to Vegas, and sweet-talk my way in the door so I can hear this beast first-hand…