Friday, January 18, 2008

MacWorld Product Alert: Toilet Paper Holder iPod Dock

With vendors from all over the world jumping on the iPod accessory revolution that has occurred in the last 4 years, we have seen a wide variety of products aimed at almost every corner of our lives. Many of them are utilitarian and not unexpected, such as car adaptors, chargers, speakers, and docks for home media centers. But once in a while, you come across something out of the ordinary.

The iCarta and iCarta+ from Atechflash are just such products. On the market since 2006, they are described as "A dock for iPod® with Bath Tissue Holder with Built-in rechargeable battery by the manufacturer, both promise to take your iPod experience into the inner sanctum of your home. Now, never miss a podcast or relax to your favorite music. Watching a digital movie and need to take a break? No problem, just be sure its on your iPod and take it with you; a movie with no interruptions. No specific mention of iPhone compatibility.

The specs from the manufacturers site are:

Now you can Enhance your Experience anywhere with the built-in rechargeable battery.
  • 4 Integrated high performance moisture-free speakers deliver exceptional clarity and high quality sound
  • Charges your iPod while playing music
  • Audio selector allows you to play iPod shuffle or other Audio device
  • Integrated Bath tissue holder that can be easily folded as a stereo dock
  • Requires AC Power (AC Adapter included)
  • Easy to remove from Wall Mount
  • Rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of playtime.

  • Dimension (W x H x D): 8.25in x 3.68in x 7.12in 210mm x 93mm x 181mm
  • Power Requirements: 12V, 1.5A AC
  • adapter Speakers: 2 x tweeters for highs 2 x woofers for lows

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