As IOS devices and Android-based products is more and more popular; the release of six different docking stations under Acoustic Research brand as a way of banking on the trend for such products was mentioned at CES 2011. The ARS45i, a 30W docking speaker compatible with the iPad, iPhone or iPod which provides component and composite video-output and a remote control, will be available for purchase in Spring with the suggested price of $130.
The iPad-friendly ARS35i, a docking solution comes with a motorized rotating arm capable of turning the iPad to landscape or portrait mode, as well as offers 20 watts of power, and audio input for MP3 player connection, FM radio and video-output. The device will be sold for roughly $130 in March 2011 when it is officially introduced to the market. With 100$, users will have chance to own the ARS30i model that packs a built-in FM tuner, a remote, clock, and an LCD display The Acoustic Research ARS20i and ARS13i are available mainly for iPad users. While the $79.99 ARS20i offers viewing modes for the iPad, digital FM radio and dual wake alarm, the ARS13i costs $39.99 and functions to let users charge device in use.
Finally, the ARS15 docking station is for Android devices, supporting a wide range of tablets and smartphones and coming with USB charging ports and Bluetooth technology for wireless audio streaming, and the price is $69.99. According to David Geise, President of Audiovox Accessories Corporation, Tablet and Smartphone sales will be some of the fastest selling consumer electronic devices, because users get some additions of enjoyment and entertainment. All six docking models let consumer enjoy premium quality sound, and these new docking stations offer quick and easy charging.