gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

IXOS iPod Portable Stero Speaker/FM Radio Dock

Yet another iPod dock has hit the market in the form of the IXOS XMI318 ARGO £49.99. Touting an already-obsolete FM Radio (seriously, give us some quality DAB love already!) and a solid 12 watts of power from 4 drivers all in a neat, compact package the IXOS is sure to appeal to someone. But that someone sure isn’t me!

The “portable” in the IXOS ARGO’s name comes from the fact it can additionally be driven by 6 x AA batteries, so it’s an ideal dock for adding music to the many outdoor activities you might embark upon this summer.

The ARGO will be supplied complete with a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, USB connection (which lets you sync your iPod whilst docked) the usual interchangeable dock cartridges and, surprisingly enough, a mains adaptor with UK/European converters.

The third generation “fat” iPod nano will not fit in the ARGO out of the box, but IXOS are offering a converter free of charge via the contact section on their website.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008, Personal Audio.