January 14, 2009
| by Rachel Cericola
Scandyna offered up a nifty design twist on the old iPod speaker when they first came out. Like their competitor, iHome, we are always amazed at the amount of iPod-related options the company can crank out.
CES 2009 saw a few of the company’s newer selections, including the Bigpod and the Smallpod. These have the Scandyna design, in two different packages.The Bigpod is a 17-inch speaker designed to sit on your floor, while the 10-inch Smallpod works nicely in more compact spaces.
However, the one that caught our eye was the Amp 2, an amplfier that sort of looks like a mini barbecue with an integrated iPod dock. The unit includes plenty of inputs, including a phono jack, mini jacks and USB. It also provides FM radio and alarm functions.
The Smallpod is available now in black, white and red for $599 per pair. The Bigpod has the same colors (red is coming next month) for $1,798 for the set. The Amp 2 will come in April in all three colors as well, for $699.
Scandyna products are available in more than 800 stores around the world.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.