CES Video Highlights: First iPhone Dock

It seems like the last thing consumers need is a new a new docking station for an mp3 player—but try plugging your new iPhone into any iPod dock, and you'll be greeted with a rude error message: "This accessory is not made to work with iPhone." Well, those days are now over.

Altec Lansing unveiled the first "Works with iPhone" speaker system at Digital Experience!, Sunday night's event that coincided with CES. They call it the "T162," a name that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. In addition to shielding the speakers from GSM interference, the unit will pause the music when you get a call. It will sell for $199.


Tech Talk

IEEE Spectrum’s general technology blog, featuring news, analysis, and opinions about engineering, consumer electronics, and technology and society, from the editorial staff and freelance contributors.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for the Tech Alert newsletter and receive ground-breaking technology and science news from IEEE Spectrum every Thursday.