Royal Philips Electronics today announced that it will acquire US-based Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO), which designs, markets and distributes a gazillion-and-one accessories namely for Apple’s iPods. This includes docking stations, FM transmitters, cables and cases.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2007, upon which DLO will become part of the “Peripherals & Accessories” business unit of Philips’ Consumer Electronics division. No word on what the deal cost Philips financially or otherwise.
While DLO does make some accessories for the Zune and other devices, again a majority of its products are for use with iPods. So, I figure this means Philips will have DLO make accessories for the company’s GoGear MP3 players, which could really help Philips sell some units in the US to people that would normally go for an iPod for its accessory options. Or maybe DLO will just keep on keepin’ on with the tons of iPod stuff.