If you’re in the market for a new dock for your iPhone or iPod or a set of speakers for your computer or laptop, you may want to have a look what Gear4 has to offer. The company, a relative newcomer to the local market, has come out swinging and offers a wide range of promising products that may be worthy of your consideration.
For those after a portable speaker set that will let them share their tunes with all their friends, Gear4′s offering a range of docks and speakers that can be taken all around and whipped out when needed, such as the StreetParty Size 0 (PhP 3,590 SRP) (picture above) – all of 16mm thin – and the Bluetooth-powered StreetParty Wireless (PhP 3,690 SRP).
Those in need of home solutions may want to consider one of the three home-speaker docks that Gear4 offers. The powerful 30-watt HouseParty 4 Evo (PhP 4,590 SRP) might end up being the centerpiece of many living room parties; the HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless (PhP 6,490 SRP) affords smartphone users the ability to zip all around the room and continue to share their music uninterrupted; and the top-of-the-line AirZone Series 1 (PhP 11,590 SRP) (picture above) leverages Apple’s AirPlay technology to help users enjoy their music wirelessly, yet with minimal signal degradation.
The company also offers docks with integrated alarm-clock functions, including the Renew SleepClock (PhP 10,190 SRP), which boasts a built-in wireless sleep monitor. It detects and keeps track of sound, breathing and motion, gradually reducing music volume as it senses sleep, and waking a user up with his or her personalized alarm at the lightest point of sleep during a given time period. Users can also download a SleepClock App, which compiles and analyzes key sleep data to offer users advice on how to improve their sleep.
Gear4 also offers a free SmartLink app to help iOS users make the most out of their compatible docks, featuring a full-featured music player, FM radio and clock and alarm functions. It can even provide weather reports and projections for up to five days in advance.
How about an ‘appcessory’? The company’s award-winning Unity Remote (PhP 3,790 SRP) is an infrared module that works with the associated Unity Remote app to turn an iPod, iPad or iPhone into a universal remote control. Thus equipped, users can exercise full control over their TVs, radios, DVD players and other devices.
Of course we’d be remiss to neglect mention of Gear4′s Angry Birds-themed products, produced in collaboration with Rovio, which include the Helmet Pig iOS dock (PhP 4,690 SRP), separate speakers (which Howard reviewed previously) and five light and portable mini speakers in the shape of the birds from the famous game. We were told that said speakers, which feature 3.5mm plugs, can be daisy-chained to form one conga line and boost sound quality – cute, if you’re into Angry Birds!
Lastly, we hear that “universal” speaker docks and apps will be launched in the very near future, so non-iOS users won’t have to feel neglected for too much longer.
Head on over to the Gear4 homepage to learn more about any or all of the company’s offerings.
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