07. 17. 2006
Dance dance iPod karaoke party
The CAVS IPS-11G has an iPod dock, but it is not an accessory for the iPod. In this scenario the iPod is only an accessory for the world's greatest portable karaoke station. This rocking out machine is able to access data from 8 different iPod models, USB memory sticks, and external USB hard rives. In this scenario, the iPod is used only for raw data storage, and has almost nothing to do with the ancient art of ka-ra-o-ke.
The CAVS is able to play MPEG, AVI, MP3, and can also be used to serve slideshows using JPEG, BMP, and GIF images. The backside features two microphone ports for playback of the MCG-MP3 karaoke format. We'll need both microphones for all those dance-dance rock and roll singalong parties that we'll be throwing when I finish redecorating my living room.
This style of docking station is more of a bridge for connecting multiple types of media with a home entertainment system. This type of niche product is a nice catch-all solution for those goofy times when you need to get a movie from a thumb drive to a television. There's no information on availability or pricing, but expect to see it on shelves within the next six months.
Via those nice kids at Podcasting News!