JBL On Stage IV iPod dock India launch at a price of Rs. 7,990

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7:42 by Tech Correspondent

JBL has introduced On Stage IV Loud Speaker iPod Dock at a price of Rs. 7.990.

The portable fourth generation JBL Loud Speaker Dock for iPhone and iPod with a new weave design and better-sounding capability is distinct from its predecessor, JBL On Stage Micro, an entry-level dock. Related: Top 5 iPod docks in US

Priced at Rs. 7,990, JBL On Stage IV Loud Speaker Dock is power-packed with four JBL Odyssey full-range transducers that offer realistic sounds powerful enough to vibrate any room. Unlike JBL On Stage Micro iPod Dock with 4 AAA batteries, On Stage IV Loud Speaker has a battery slot with six AA batteries that promise up to 16 hours of music playback.

The built-in IR remote control navigates iPod menus including music library from up to 15 ft (4.6m) away across the room. JBL On Stage IV dock’s on-board AC supply charges iPod or iPhone while docked. Also see: Kenwood iPod dock for $200

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Photo: JBL On Stage IV iPod Dock

JBL On Stage IV Loud Speaker Dock is stylish with glossy plastic-weave black finish. It weighs 0.7kg and measures 68mm x 210mm x 210mm in dimensions, and is found compatible with all docking versions of iPod (including iPod nano G3, iPod classic, iPod touch), iPhone, MP3 and CD players, and desktop and all platform laptop computers.

The four 1-inch JBL Odyssey transducers offer perfect sounding with computer-optimized equalization and JBL On Stage IV dock’s USB jack syncs iPod/iPhone with iTunes when connected to your computer. Also read: Yamaha iPod dock with IntelliAlarm system

The compact and light-weighted JBL Loud Speaker dock equipped with LED light on illumination signals power and battery status of the On Stage IV for iPod or iPhone model. It provides a frequency response of 110Hz – 20kHz and quantifies system’s output performance.

JBL On Stage IV Loud Speaker Dock boasts input connection, auxiliary 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input connection, high power output connection, and touch controls. It comes with an option to be AC or battery operated (batteries not included). Apple’s “Made for iPhone” certified On Stage IV Loud Speaker Dock requires 12V DC, 1.5A or 6 x AA NiMh or alkaline power requirement for charging but the speakers and electrics are resistant towards cellular interference.

JBL On Stage is a powerful device, but if the price is too high for you, other portable iPod speaker systems include makes such as Altec Lansing’s inMotion, which is among the first companies to make iPod docks; Belkin Tunesync for iPod, Apple iPod Hifi, Bose’s SoundDock Portable, Tannoy i30, Logitech PureFi Dream, Philips Fidelio Primo DS9000 and Fatman iTube, which range from really inexpensive low quality sound systems to speakers that are pretty good.