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  • JVC to Release "Uniquely Designed" iPod/iPhone Dock


    Ever notice how a piece of artwork hinging on the border of unattractive actually becomes sort of attractive just by virtue of flirting with ugly? If what applies to art similarly applies to the realm of iPod and iPhone accessories, the new XS-SR3 surround-sound speaker dock from JVC is a veritable masterpiece.

    From JVC:

    Originally Posted by :
    The new JVC XS-SR3 surround dock is a sleek, glossy black speaker tube with a curved design that allows the iPod to nestle between the speakers.
    Almost every outlet affording coverage to the new release from JVC takes a playful shot at its appearance. Such attention, however, is not altogether unwarranted. The dock, after all, closely resembles something you might find on the dashboard of the Batmobile. Appearance aside, this "uniquely-designed" dock is pretty cool and certainly achieves more than just inspiring talk around its presence.

    Originally Posted by :
    A new JVC iPod speaker system features a unique wraparound design, Dolby Virtual Surround, and a dock that like most docks holds an iPod vertically for music listening, but also can cradle it horizontally - ideal for widescreen viewing of video.
    Functioning as any decent iPod/iPhone dock should, the dock draws only five watts of power, serves up both analog and digital audio inputs, and works with a remote control. If you don't dig the dock for your handset, JVC is happy to report that you can also use the accessory as a computer speaker system.

    Once you get past the curved look, which may actually be a selling point for most as opposed to a distraction for others, the dock-makers are obviously less concerned with the appearance than they are the delivery of supreme surround-sound functionality. And at the end of the day, I guess that's all that matters.

    Expected to retail for about $150, the JVC XS-SR3 dock will be released later this month.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: JVC to Release "Uniquely Designed" iPod/iPhone Dock started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      I'd rather spend my money on the Logitech Pure-Fi any day...the sound quality would definitely be better than this crap!
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      $150? Ouch! It does look like it packs some serious sounds though.

      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      I'd rather spend my money on the Logitech Pure-Fi any day...the sound quality would definitely be better than this crap!
      Have you even heard the sound quality of this yet?
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      Have you even heard the sound quality of this yet?


      No I haven't...but I've used products from both manufacturers in the past and Logitech's always come out tops for products within the same price range IMO
    1. VenomousSVT's Avatar
      VenomousSVT -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      No I haven't...but I've used products from both manufacturers in the past and Logitech's always come out tops for products within the same price range IMO
      oh yeah.. thats def a good enough fact to say that jvc could never be possible of producing something good..
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I like the way it looks. The price tag is good too for what it offers up in functionality.
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by VenomousSVT View Post
      oh yeah.. thats def a good enough fact to say that jvc could never be possible of producing something good.. :
      Back in late 2001, Dell had a package deal that was the Logitech Z560 4.1 computer speakers and sub, a Logitech Wingman Extreme joystick, and a set of full-ear Labtec headphones. The whole package was $75. Amazingly, I still have all 3 (still working). The speakers were amazing then and still are now (extremely loud and crystal clear), and I figure the price breakdown would have been roughly $40 that I paid for them.

      When I got my 3GS a few months ago, I bought a Pure-Fi Dream for $99 on Amazon. I fully expected it to sound as good or better than my Z560s. On sound, I've not been disappointed in the slightest. My only beef with it is that they ran the antenna wire down the power wire instead of giving it a dedicated antenna, so reception is not the greatest, but I didn't buy the thing to listen to the radio so not a huge problem for me.

      I doubt the audio quality of this JVC will touch the Pure-Fi Dream's, but I'm sure it will be pretty decent.

      By the way, Gizmodo has an extreme-res close-up of it. Click its image at New JVC XS-SR3 Dock Gets Your iPod Horizontal - Jvcxssr3 - Gizmodo
    1. unlockingsky's Avatar
      unlockingsky -
      does the same thing just as any other speaker. might as well hook up your ipod/phone to your home bose speaker system. lol. all that overhyping crap wouldn't make me purchase one. lol.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Griffin Air Curve FTW! LOL! Who needs stereo anyway???
    1. bettyjordi's Avatar
      bettyjordi -
      Wow...
    1. Q8hawk's Avatar
      Q8hawk -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      I'd rather spend my money on the Logitech Pure-Fi any day...the sound quality would definitely be better than this crap!

      I would buy Bose SoundDock® Portable digital music system instead!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      i dont find that these audio systems are worth the cash. especially when you can buy a 3.5 mini stereo connection to rca to any regular or major brand stereo system, and....BAM! instantly you save over $100 .