Harman (http://www.jbl.com) has released the JBL On Stage Micro IV and JBL On Stage Micro III iPod/iPhone docking stations. They boast a new industrial design dubbed the Weave.
Both of the new units are compact and will fit on your desk, in the kitchen or at the next tailgate party. The JBL On Stage IV — which has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$179.95 — uses four Odyssey transducers and includes an AC adapter or can be powered by six AA batteries that will provide up to 16 hours of normal play.
With a smaller footprint and a more portable size for a lifestyle on the go, the JBL On Stage Micro III ($119.95) is equipped with two Odyssey transducers and is powered by an AC adapter or four AAA batteries that will provide up to 24 hours of continuous play. Both units include an IR remote with fully functioning control from up to 15 feet away.
And both are compatible with most docking iPod and iPhone devices; they include the Apple iPod universal dock adapter. These units also connect directly to iTunes via USB 2.0 with a Mac or a PC to synchronize the iPod/iPhone with iTunes. They sport touch-volume settings and mute controls, and each dock includes a built-in stereo mini-jack input for connecting to other digital music players, as well as CD players, gaming devices, laptops and desktop computers.