Logitech iPod bedroom music system features motion and light sensing technology
August 18, 2007 Logitech have unveiled two new iPod speakers - one designed specifically for the bedroom and the second aimed at iPod portability. The iPod Pure-Fi Dream speakers for the bedroom are designed as a replacement of the conventional alarm clock and incorporate innovative functions such as motion and light sensing technology that allow you to access the "Snooze" feature with a simple wave of the hand.
The Pure-Fi Dream audio system is supported by 3/4-inch high-definition, soft-dome tweeters and 3-inch high-power, long-throw woofers. The device features motion-sensitive, backlighted control buttons that automatically light up when a person waves a hand over the top of the speaker and automatically dim when the person has finished changing the speaker’s settings. The motion-sensing technology also extends to the "Snooze" function. Instead of hitting a button, one can simply wave a hand over the Pure-Fi Dream speakers to sleep for a few more minutes.
The light-sensitive, auto-adjusting display brightens during the day, making it easy to read from across a room. The amber lettering clearly displays the time and date, iPod track information, radio stations and volume settings and in the evening, the display automatically dims.
The Pure-Fi Dream speakers offer one-button access to iPod playlists and radio stations. There are 24 separate presets available – six iPod playlists, six AM radio stations and 12 FM radio stations. The speakers also offer dual alarms, providing two settings – one for each partner. The alarm can be set to go off to an iPod track or playlist, radio station, or buzzer. Just to ensure that you never actually have to get out of bed, a remote control is included and the iPod charges when docked in the system.
Building on the Logitech mm50 portable speakers, the company’s best-selling iPod speaker system, the Pure-Fi Anywere compact speakers optimize portability and deliver big sound in a small size. With a battery-life indicator, improved traveling case, an advanced wireless remote control, one-touch access to Shuffle and Repeat, and a 10-hour rechargeable battery, and when in the dock it can simultaneously play music and recharge the iPod battery. The redesigned power adapter detaches and fits snugly into the iPod dock, and its rubberized edges helps ensure that the Pure-Fi Anywhere speaker system will not be scratched.
Part of Apple´s “Made for iPod” program, the Pure-Fi Anywhere speakers come in glossy white with silver grilles or piano-black with black grilles and the Dream bedroom speakers come in a piano-black finish.
The Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere (US$149.99) and Dream (US$249.99) speakers are expected to be available in the U.S. in September and November respectively.