iDevices unveils iShower water-resistant Bluetooth speaker for Apple and Android devices
From iDevices, the iPeople behind the iGrill, comes iShower - a battery-powered, Bluetooth-enabled, water-resistant speaker for what its makers charmingly refer to as "aqua-centric environments." The iShower can stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled Apple or Android device, apparently to an impressive range of up to 200 feet (60 meters).
The iShower can be detached from its wall mounting (in your shower is recommended) for use anywhere one might be nervous of taking a smartphone - the beach or pool, iDevices suggests. The device runs on three AA batteries for a claimed 15 hours of streaming. That's just about enough to sing your way through 125 showers. Or one pool party.
The iShower has all the playback and volume controls you'd expect from a stereo, displays the time of day, and can be installed without need of tools. There are free-standing and suspended options if wall-mounting is not convenient, and an anti-fog shower mirror is available as an extra.
The iShower includes a 3-watt speaker which, according to iDevices CEO Chris Allen, is located on the rear of the device. "The mount keeps the iShower about half and inch from the wall allowing the sound to reverberate off the tile giving you great sound," Allen told us. "iDevices consulted speaker designer Anthony Gallo for the design and we feel we have an awesome solution to a very common problem" - namely, the problem of phones being dropped into unmentionable places. Do people listen to music on the toilet? Any way ...
The press release explicitly states that the iShower is compatible with all Apple devices, and though they mention iPhones and iPods, we assume that means Macs too. The iShower is to be officially unveiled at next week's CES in Las Vegas, and will be available from March for US$99.99. The press release also mentions a forthcoming iNotebook. The mind boggles.