LG has launched the AirPlay enabled Docking Speaker ND8520 in India for a cool Rs 20,990. Apart from being iDevice (iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iPod etc) compliant it packs in a 2.1 channel audio experience with 80 watts of power and even incorporates a woofer module for improved low-end depth all in an attractive cube like design.
That said, LG does not say if it has the new ‘Lightning Dock connector’ or it if it still uses the old legacy 30-pin dock connector.
LG touts an easy to use smartphone like touch user interface for the Docking Speaker and users can even control music of external devices right off the ND8520. Adding to the usability, users of non-Apple devices will not be left in the cold as it supports USB and MP3 and WMA audio file formats.
It even includes a FM radio along with an alarm clock and all these features can be accessed for the remote control that LG bundles with it or via the LG Bluetooth control app that can be used on smartphones.
As far as iPod docks go, the Docking Speaker ND8520 is definitely an unique offering both in terms of design and feature set.