The Taiwanese manufacturer KYE Systems rolled out another iPod dock under its Genius brand name today, but with a multifunctional twist that sets it apart in a sea of other docks. Besides mating with iPods, the Genius iTempo 800CD plays traditional CDs, music stored on SD/MMC cards and flash drives, plus AM/FM radio.
The boombox-sized system delivers 20 watts of combined output via two 2-inch full-range drivers and a 4-inch woofer, for 2.1 channel audio. All of the ports for the various media formats it handles are located on its face, including a slot-loading CD player. A blue LCD displays playback information along with allowing the player to double as an alarm clock, and a remote allows users to control the box from afar.
The Genius iTempo 800CD is available immediately for $279 from many online retailers.