The HAI Dock has started to ship – hmmm, gotta wonder about the word play between ‘dock’ and ‘ship’ here. I digress, but this particular device that paves the way for multi-room audio systems will begin to roll out to audiophiles everywhere. To get into the nitty gritty of things, the HAI Dock was specially designed to work in tandem with the Hi-Fi 2 Multi Room Audio System, although one cannot rule out the use of it with a supported audio system from NuVo, Russound, Xantech, Speakercraft, and Proficient. The Dock itself will turn your iPod or iPhone into a source which can be played in any audio zone, where IP-enabled devices can go through your entire iPod music library, checking it out through the arrangement of playlists, artists, albums, songs, podcasts, genres, composers, and audiobooks. To know more, hit the extended post.

Metadata (e.g. playlist, genre, artist, album, and track, etc.) will be sent from the Dock to HAI IP enabled OmniTouch Touchscreens and the Hi-Fi 2’s Volume Source Control. Heck, you ears won’t be the only ones who benefit, as your eyes can also feast on album art thumbnails via the HAI IP OmniTouch Touchscreen.

You can choose from wired or wireless versions, and supported iDevices include all iPhone generations, all iPod touch models, the 3rd generation and above iPod nano, and the current iPod Classic. As with any other decent device that docks an iPod or iPhone, it will also deliver a charging response to keep things juiced up always.

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