Sony unveils RDP-X50iP speaker dock

Sony releases details on its new portable speaker dock for the Apple iPhone and iPod, named RDP-X50iP. The speaker boasts a 40-watt digital amplifier, aux input, and remote control, and sells for around $200.

Photo of the Sony RDP-X50iP portable speaker dock.
The Sony RDP-X50iP portable speaker dock is compatible with both the iPhone and iPod. Sony

Sony may have lost the MP3 player battle, but it still knows a thing or two about making small, powerful speaker systems.

As evidence, we have the newly announced iRDP-X50iP, a portable speaker dock made for the Apple iPhone and iPod that boasts 40 watts of power in an elegant, minimal design.

With an asking price of $199, the iRDP-X50iP includes a bass reflex speaker design, aux input, remote control with full iPod control functionality, Mega Bass audio enhancement circuitry, soft-touch controls, and certified compatibility with the iPhone and recent iPods.

Sony's press release for the iRDP-X50iP emphasizes its portable size (14.1 inches by 6.3 inches by 6 inches), but stops short of advertising any possibility for battery-powered operation.

There's no official word on when the iRDP-X50iP will hit store shelves, but some online retailers already have it available for preorder.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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