iSymphony: Is There Room For One More iPod Dock?

If you went shopping for electronics this past weekend, you likely noticed the assorted piles and piles of accessories that are available for iPods. Hell, even a trip I made into an Apple store last night left me bleary-eyed from the speaker/docking station options alone. So is it really worth it to mention the officially launched iSymphony M Series? Yep.

Unlike most of the docking systems on the market, the iSymphony M Series does its best to be a complete system for audio entertainment. For starters, the iPod dock works with all dockable models, including the Shuffle, which tends to get shafted by most systems. A multi-format memory card reader lets you load up a card with music for playback or you can go old-school and just listen to CDs on the built-in player, which will handle MP3 discs, too.

The speakers look pretty formidable as well, with 4-inch cone woofers and 1-inch tweeters. There are two models available, the M1 and M2 selling for $199 and $299, respectively. The difference is the M2 comes with a progressive-scan DVD player, which can playback DivX discs in addition to DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW , CD-DA, SVCD, VCD, CD-R/RW, and MP3 discs.

Full specs on the systems, along with the company’s other iPod offerings, can be had at its Web site.