March 09, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
Earlier this week, Samsung was showing off all of its new HDTVs in New York City. However, they were also making a bit of noise (literally) with a few new audio products as well.
All five of the company’s new audio docks don’t just look slick, but they also don’t exclude anyone. Each model has a dock for iPod/iPhone users, as well as a little something for those with Samsung Galaxy tablets and/or smartphones.
The DA-E550 is one of the weaker models in the line, but has a noodle design that’s nice to look at (Samsung says it’s more like a horn, actually). That, along with the box-shaped DA-E570 model, can crank a total of 10 watts for $299 each.
Another horn-shaped model, the DA-E650, adds in iPad support and an integrated subwoofer. That one will be priced at $349. If you prefer a rectangle shape, the $449 DA-E670 also has built-in WiFi and support for Apple AirPlay.
The top of the heap is the DA-E750 (pictured). This model made quite the impression at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, thanks to the vacuum-tube technology. That, along with 100 watts of sound and AirPlay, will cost you $799.
Samsung says that all of the docks should start shipping next month.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.