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DK-AP8P and DK-AP7P – Sharp’s Two New Ultra-Portable iPod Docking Systems

Since 2004, the popularity of iPod speaker systems has grown and the competition among speaker manufacturers has increased. And here’s yet another example of a company that resorts to the Apple Dock sell-out – Sharp. Yes, Sharp got two new iPod docking systems, designed for headphone-free music on-the-go – the DK-AP7P and the DK-AP8P. DK-AP8P1212

These small yet powerful devices feature a 2.1-channel speaker system that houses all of the needed components for an enjoyable listening experience, including the main drivers and subwoofer. They allow users to play music directly from any iPod or iPhone through the unit’s full-range bass reflex speakers with HDSS [high definition sound standard] sound technology while recharging the unit simultaneously. And for optimum sound, the units offer ESound – a digital signal processing technology that improves the quality of compressed digital music.

DK-AP7P151With up to six hours of battery operation and an AC adapter, these latest gadgets for your iPod and iPhone are truly a portable solution to enjoying high-quality audio from any location. Both models also include a video output so that when connected to a TV, users can enjoy their favorite iPod/iPhone videos and photos on a larger screen. And not only that! For extra versatility, each unit also features a 3.5mm stereo audio input for use with other audio MP3 players or PC audio. The only thing that sets them apart is their design.

The larger, more powerful DK-AP8P has a very unique design. An IR wireless touch panel remote control on the DK-AP8P adds flexibility and convenience, acting as a magnetic cover when not in use, while the DK-AP7P boasts a foldable design to keep your iPod or iPhone safe when on-the-go. The DK-AP8P and DK-AP7P will be available in a glossy black finish this month for $189.99 and $129.99, respectively.

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Grass Charging Station

grassy chargingCorporate slaves. That’s how people are called if they are working in tall skyscrapers but are confined in little cubicles that has just enough room for stretching and typing. Even out in the urban jungle, I have read that looking into something green can relax your eyes. But wait, before you change that Ferrari wallpaper of yours to some macro shot of plants, why not just get a techie item that is very green? Literally.

This grass charging station will scream grass as you put it on your desk. It is basically a power outlet concealed in a plant pot. You just have to plug in all of your gadget chargers in the outlet beneath all the grass and let your gadgets relax in the zen ambiance of this power strip. You can charge your phone, iPod, digital camera, or your humping USB dog through an adapter with this charging station. This thing is a very nifty idea for people who want to personalize their desk and give it a breathing space from all the papers and deadlines ahead. Let your friends pass by and walk back to see if he really did just see your iPod implanted in that plant pot. The white container is also perfect to complement your laptop/ desktop and is also very modern.

Get yours here. Just a note. Don’t forget not to water your plants or you might get shocked for real.

Philips HF3490 Light Alarm Clock Also Charges your iPhone or iPod

Alarm clocks get us up in the morning, and they are supremely effective. Unfortunately, they will get us up regardless of how much sleep we have gotten, and whether or not we are fully rested as they make a loud sound. Well, that would be a thing of the past because from now on, waking up will be a pleasant experience – thanks to Philips Wake-up Light.
This Wake-up Light will wake you up in a natural way – by light that gradually increases in 30 minutes before your set wake up time. Light falls on your eyes and positively affects your energy hormones, preparing your body to wake up. And because sensitivity to light differs a lot for every person, the light intensity of the Wake-up Light can be set up to 300 Lux, to make sure you’ll wake up to the light intensity that suits best to your personal preference.

The Wake-up Light will also wake you up to your favorite sounds as it comes with 4 natural and pleasant wake-up sounds and an FM radio. Choose from morning birds in the forest, a relaxing beep, the sounds of the African jungle, or soft chimes in the wind. The gradually increasing sound makes the wake up process more pleasant because you are never rudely woken up.

If you want to wake up to the songs stored in your iPhone or iPod, you can also do that because the Wake-up Light comes with a docking station. Naturally, your iPod or iPhone will be charged when it is in the docking station. The Wake-up Light will also drift you to sleep with its dusk simulation feature that gradually dims light and sound.

Get the Philips HF3490 Wake-up Light with Dock for iPod at Amazon.

Are You Low on Power? Use the Kensington Charging Dock with Mini Battery Pack for iPhone and iPod

Did you ever wish you can listen to your iPod or use your iPhone 24/ 7 without the limits of battery life? Well unless somebody discovers a flaw in the laws of physics that will allow the existence of a perpetual source of energy. We are doomed forever to accept the fact that our iPods and iPhones will always need to be recharged. Since the laws of physics are not showing any signs of any constitutional change, what we could do is make use of devices that can extend the battery life of our mp3 and mobile devices.
Kensington Charging Dock with Mini Battery Pack
The Kensington Charging Dock with Mini Battery Pack for iPhone and iPod is one perfect example. The included battery pack is a great mobile power back-up. It can provide extra boost to battery life when the dreaded low-bat sign is blinking. The mini battery pack can add up to 30 hours of music and 6 hours of video playback for some devices as well as 3 hours of talk time for iPhone. The compact charging gadget is ideal for recharging your devices whether at home or at the office.

The dock charges both your Apple device and the included Mini Battery Pack at the same time. It is also very convenient for those with multiple iPhone and iPods since it is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th gen), iPod classic, iPod mini, including 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th generation iPods.

Get to know more about Kensington K33457US Charging Dock with Mini Battery Pack for iPhone and iPod here.

Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone

charging dock2Today, the iPhone is more than just a phone, a multimedia device, and an internet device as described by Steve Jobs when he introduced the iPhone. A lot of apps that have flourished through the Apple AppStore made the iPhone a gaming device, a PDA, even a learning tool. How much more if these apps have a hardware to increase its functionality or maybe the other way around? This charging dock is exactly like that. An accessory for the iPhone that is empowered by the application that is included.charging dock

Basically, the Nightstand Charging Dock is a simple charging dock that is similar in purpose to the AC charger included in your phone purchase. But this one looks slimmer, more futuristic therefore much cooler than the standard white dock. With this dock, you have your iPhone charging vertically and will serve as a replacement to your old clock and can see the weather for you without having to do much. By inserting the phone into the dock, you make your phone not go into sleep mode with the optional dimming to make things a little bit more comfortable and would now serve as a clock and weather forecast receiver. So when you wake up in the morning, you see your phone fully charged, telling you the time and say whether you need to bring an umbrella or not.

Move out from the boring plain white that Apple gave you and see what sleek in silver Kensington has to offer here.