Yamaha has revealed a new line-up of iPod docks, the first the company has produced. Top of the range is the lightweight PDX-50 which includes FM/DAB radio and wireless control for your iPod. The iPod slots into a separate hand-held cradle which controls the speaker using Air Wired, a Yamaha-developed wireless system which promises no delays or loss of audio quality in transmission from anywhere in the room.
Twin 8cm provide 30 watts of sound and it comes in a choice of four colours - black, blue, grey or pink. It should support all known iPods, including the iPhone and Touch. It's available this month for around £200, while a version without the wireless facility, the PDX-30, will set you back around £130.
Another series of docks is headed up by the TSX-130, a real wood-topped stereo dock with built-in CD player plus 30-preset FM and DAB radio. The twin 8cm drivers pump out 15 watts of power each and are supported by bass reflex ports on the back. The wood top is intended to double as a handy shelf (though probably not for coffee cups) and the device is expected to cost around £350 when it goes on sale this month. A version without the CD player, the TSX-120, is expected to cost £300.