Record player, iGrip, wood headphones featured at Consumer Electronics Show
BY ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer
Monday, January 07, 2013
1/07/13 at 3:57 PM
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LAS VEGAS -- Think record players are passé? Ion displayed one at the Consumer Electronics Show, and
it was a doozy.
The iLP Lightning is a $99 turntable made of polished wood and can
connect to the iPhone – here the “Lightning” refers to the iPhone 5’s
new Lightning port.
You’ll be able to record the tracks you’re playing to your iPhone or
iPad, and if you’re feeling lazy, you can let the record spin and the
iLP’s software will automatically separate out different songs into
their own tracks.
Why stop there? If you really want to spin some tunes you can add the
$99 iDJ 2GO Plus, which is a small bar with DJ controls that, of
course, attaches to an iPad. All the basic controls are here, such as
scratching, fading, pitch bending and more.
Personally, I was most interested in Ion’s Clipster. Sure, it’s a
portable Bluetooth speaker, but it’s shaped like a big plastic padlock
and can be easily clipped to just about anything. This one’s just $29.
I mentioned iGrip before in the main CES article, though I should
mention they look like very nice tablet and smartphone holders. They
can be affixed to windows, walls and such, they can accommodate cases
as thick as an Otter Box and they can swivel around nicely.
Plus, some of them double as charging docks, so you can watch a movie
hands-free without running out of juice.
The display had a particularly novel use of the iGrip – a smartphone
holder for bicycles. Sounds great for playing music or checking your
GPS, though it’s probably not a good idea to check your Twitter feed
while on a rough mountain trail.
Griffin Technology is no stranger to headphones, though their CES
contribution included some with a unique twist.
Griffin not only showed off headphones and earbuds that are made of
wood, they came in three different finishes – beech, walnut and
sapele. They’ll be available in the spring for $99 for the headphones
and $29 for the buds.
Griffin Technology headphones are on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Griffin displayed headphones and ear buds that are made of wood and came in three different finishes. They'll be available in spring for $99 for the headphones and $29 for the buds. ROBERT EVATT/Tulsa World
The iGrip is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The iGrip is a holder for tablets and smartphones. It can be affixed to windows and walls. Some of them double as charging docks, so you can watch a movie hands-free without running out of battery power. ROBERT EVATT/Tulsa World
The Clipster is a device on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
ROBERT EVATT/Tulsa World