Sure, portable speaker systems for the iPod and iPhone aren’t exactly hard to find, but finding one with the right mix of features can still be a struggle. iHome is aiming to please folks who need a compact, decent-sounding portable speaker solution with the iHome iP46, a compact soundbar that manages to pack in four speakers while still maintaining portability. Plus, the unit can run off a rechargeable lithium-ion batter for up to 10 hours, making it a good portable solution for folks who will be away from wall sockets.
“The iP46 is for the music lover on the move who wants a portable solution without sacrificing superior sound,” said iHome marketing VP Evan Stein, in a statement. “The rechargeable battery and streamlined design really enhances the overall portability of the unit.”
The iP46 can run off an AC Adapter, but an internal rechargeable lithium ion battery also means the speaker system can pump tunes without being connected to a wall. The unit features two active and two passive speakers in a Reson8 chamber for “awesome” sound…although we’re not really sure what a passive speaker is going to do. The unit sports SRS TruBass for extra oomph, a retracting universal dock (the iP46 is compatible with a broad range of iPods with dock connectors and—of course—iPhones and iPod touch devices), and features a line-in jack for non-iPod devices and folding stand supports.
The IP Portable Rechargeable Stereo Speaker System should be available now at retailers for a suggested price of $99.