CES 2006 Profile: Kinyo

Kinyo and its subsidiary ArtDio were busy showcasing new products at CES 2006 earlier this month in Las Vegas. Amongst the new items on display were several speaker-based iPod docking systems and some VoIP accessories.

Kinyo’s new iPod Docking Systems are the DS-120 ($49.95), DS-121 ($69.95) and DS-122 ($84.95). All should be available in the second quarter of this year. The DS-120 is designed with two magnetically shielded satellite speakers attached to a compact sized docking system and puts out 3 watts of total output power. It includes two 1-1/2” full range metal micro drivers.

The DS-121 is a 2.1 portable audio docking system with an equalizer and two magnetically shielded satellites. Features include different sized adapters for various iPods, 12 watts of total power, a built in subwoofer and an infrared wireless remote. The DS-122 is another 2.1 docking system, offering 18 watts of power, a 5” metal subwoofer and satellite dimensions of 2.95” x 7.4” x 3.3”.

The VoIP accessories Kinyo announced are part of its ArtDio subsidiary’s line up. These items include SS-100 ($49.95) and SS-168 ($69.95) VoIP speakers. Both will be available in the first quarter. The SS-100 is a single, full-duplex satellite speaker with a built-in microphone and support of Skype-like soft phone programs. It is powered by any USB connector and can be traveled with because of its compact design.

The SS-168 meanwhile looks more like traditional computer speakers. Features include four metal micro drivers, background noise reduction technology, automatic music pause for incoming VoIP calls, a built in microphone and control functions on the right speakers.