iHome's iPad Bluetooth keyboard doubles as a speaker--and speakerphone

iHome's upcoming iDM5 is an "executive space saver" that has a built-in Bluetooth keyboard, speakers, and speakerphone. It works with the iPad and Android tablets.

The iHome iDM5 is due out this spring for $199 (click to enlarge). David Carnoy/CNET

LAS VEGAS--iPad docks continue to evolve, and iHome's iDM5 is a case point.

Not only does this "executive space-saver station" feature an integrated Bluetooth keyboard, but it also has Bluetooth speakers for playing music and USB ports for charging both your iPad and an additional device. Oh, and it's not just for iPads but works with Android tablets as well (and smartphones, too).

iHome says the iDM5 is due out this spring for $199. Check out our First Look video above, which also shows iHome's iP4 , the company's modernist take on the "classic" boom box.

The iHome iDM5's stand flips down to cover the keyboard (click to enlarge). David Carnoy/CNET

 

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