Monitor Audio i-Deck turns iPods into Home Stereos

Monitor Audio i-Deck turns iPods into Home Stereos


One of the great testaments to the popularity of the iPod is the growing number of accessories that various manufacturers are bringing to market. So here brings a UK-based design from Monitor Audio – i-Deck, a docking system that enables you to turn your iPod into a full-blown stereo.

The i-Deck features a credit-card sized wireless remote control, 2 two-way speakers, and replaceable bezels to support third- and fourth-generation iPod models, iPod color, iPod mini and iPod Photo. Basically any iPod with a dock connector will work. It also features a 30-pin port enabling you to synchronize operations with your PC or Mac through USB or Firewire. An auxiliary line input also enables you to connect to various devices that have a 3.5mm stereo mini jack (e.g., iPod Shuffle, portable CD players, etc.)

The two-way speakers each have a 4-inch bass driver and the firm’s trademark 14mm gold-coated dome tweeters to produce punchy bass and articulate high- and mid-frequency audio. You can position the speakers next to the amplifier or anywhere else in the room as you like.

i-Deck allows for continuous playback of your iPods audio files so there’s no need for you to restart anything. In fact, you can just leave your i-Deck be for as long as you want because the unit also recharges the iPod during playback.

The i-Deck stereo system for the iPod retails for US $349 and up.