Apple iPod Hi-Fi photos from all angles

Engadget has photos of the new Apple iPod Hi-Fi speaker system and has posted some interesting pictures of the unit from all sides, shot in the faux bedroom setup that Apple mocked up for yesterday’s media event.

So how’s the thing feel? Well, let’s be straight up, the Hi-Fi is heavy. Like, way too heavy to want to carry with you to the cabana or the beach, as they described you might despite its alternate six D-cell power source.

According to Apple’s specs the iPod Hi-Fi weighs in at 14.5 pounds (6.6 kg) without batteries and 16.7 pounds (7.6 kg) with batteries.

More info and photos here.

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28 Comments

  1. I think a lot of people are missing the point of this. Its for people who don’t have a stereo but have an iPod. A lot of kids that I know have an iPod but not a stereo. This thing would be perfect for them. And it works with all models that have the connector on them (3rd Gen to present models).

    Plus, if it sounds good, and you can use it to provide sound for movies you have on your iPod with video……….

  2. Personally I’m not taking any of my ‘lectronics to the beach. Who the freak wants sand in their iPod let alone their Hi-fi. I know though that you can get those otter boxes for the ‘pod but c’mon–sand yuck!.
    And 16.7 pounds is a little heavy for a boombox but at least they put handles on it so that’s cool. It is a little weird that it weighs more than an Oreck vacuum (8 pounds), but then again the Hi-fi dosen’t look like it sucks ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. This is a great party device…I can see it being a big hit… If you’re carrying crates of beer, this just another crate… Get the girls to take either side..

    Use some imagination folks..

    Well done Ives, I’m with you.

  4. Way too expensive for what it is.

    Gotta give Apple the unrelenting “wag of the finger” for this choice.

    $149 maybe (but still overpriced). $249? Beyond stupid.

    I hope Apple manages to sell some to their employees at a discount. I’m pretty sure the rest of the world will ignore this new product with prejudice.

  5. From: informed

    Way too expensive for what it is.

    “Gotta give Apple the unrelenting “wag of the finger” for this choice.

    $149 maybe (but still overpriced). $249? Beyond stupid.

    I hope Apple manages to sell some to their employees at a discount. I’m pretty sure the rest of the world will ignore this new product with prejudice.”

    This is pretty much what people said about the iPod Mini when Steve announced it. “Overpriced, not enough features,” but, look what happened to the iPod. If this product is at least as good as the systems Steve compared them to, then it will sell. But hey this is all just pointless blather until the numbers come in.

  6. The iPod mini was a unique device. There was no standard nothing to rate its value.

    I have studio monitors that cost upward of $799/per speaker. I also have speakers in my bedroom that are around $150/per speaker. I have a pretty good idea of what constitutes “value” in a powered or unpowered speaker enclosure.

    No matter how good Apple claims the HiFi sounds, this thing is made from molded plastic (!!!!); it has a completely exposed/unprotected dock connector topside where all the dust settles. It is NOT bi- or tri-amped (the mid/tweeters share the amplifier with the woofer).

    WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. Period.

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