Well, it certainly looks futuristic. The JVC XS-SR3, which sounds like the next new Jagaur car, is, in fact, an iPhone dock with a difference....or two. The most striking aspect of the JVC dock is the set of tubular speakers that reportedly simulate surround sound, according to the Crunchgear website. Also, the included Dolby Virtual Surround gives the viewer a "wider sound field" when you watch a video via the iPhone (you can, if you wish, use the dock as a computer speaker system).
The dock will hold your phone either vertically or horizontally and comes with four fittings to hold different iPod models. The new JVC design includes two audio inputs, one analogue and one digital optical. You also get a remote control. It's pretty good value too at a reasonable $149. There are no reports of a UK price or a European distribution as yet.
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