Everyone seems to want some AirPlay action. The newest dock to crash onto the stage is this AirPlay-equipped, sleek-looking monolith from iHome, the iW1 ($300).
Like the iP1 we reviewed almost two years ago, the iW1 boasts enhanced Bongiovi DPS technology; unlike the iP1, this dock is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery — but no actual physical dock, which is the direction these units seem to be heading in. Guess we’ll have to start calling them something different.
It’s also compatible with no less than four iOS apps that do everything from setup assistance to streaming Internet radio and providing alarm functions.
The iW1 isn’t available just yet; a few lucky sods were able to get their hands on units through iHome’s website today. The rest of us will have to wait till September 26.