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10/04/2007 - Hercules launches first speaker system certified resistant to water & dust produced under ’Made for iPod®’ license

London, 4th October 2007

Hercules, designer and manufacturer of entertainment and digital music hardware, continues to innovate with the release, this autumn, of the i-XPS 120 Outdoor - the first compact speaker system for iPod® officially certified as resistant to water and dust particles. Designed for iPod® users to play their music outdoors, it is also produced under official Made for iPod® license.

Pushing The Boundaries of Technological Innovation

The i-XPS 120 Outdoor has undergone a series of rigorous performance tests, run by an independent laboratory, which have secured it the coveted IP 53 certification. This is the official standard certification for resistance to water sprays* and dust. The i-XPS 120 Outdoor can really be taken almost anywhere so outdoor activities can be enjoyed listening to music without fear of damage to the iPod®. The system boasts a number of enhanced security features including a watertight chamber which houses the iPod® protecting it from water splashes and dust contamination, transducers featuring magnetic shielding with protective grilles, a dust evacuation system and a robust shock resistant rubber frame which guards against damage from knocks and bumps. Hercules has really pushed the boat out to create a high performance outdoor sound system.

Additionally ,the i-XPS 120 Outdoor’s compact design and rear handle means the unit is totally mobile and can be carried anywhere with the minimum of fuss. The speaker system runs on 4 size C (LR14) batteries (not supplied), but can also connect to the mains or to a vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket (adapter supplied). All controls (On/Off, play, pause, next/previous track, volume) are located on the front of the device for convenient touch control. There is even a 3D effect switch for enhanced sound depth. To top it all off the system offers a respectable output power of 12 Watt RMS, and 24 Watt peak power.

The i-XPS 120 Outdoor is designed to house and protect the 30, 60 & 80 GB iPod®, iPod® Classic, 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation iPod® Nano, and iPod® Mini media players. The iPod® Shuffle and other MP3 players can be connected to the device via the included line in connector (but are not recommended for outdoors).

It’s a system for all seasons in the great outdoors, be it at the bottom of a ski slope in winter, on a wilderness hike in the autumn, relaxing on the beach in the summer or indulging in a spring barbecue at the park!

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The i-XPS 120 Outdoor will be available in October with an SRP of only £99.99 Inc Vat


*Note: The i-XPS 120 Outdoor is not watertight. Do not immerse the device in water or any other liquid, and do not stand it in the shower.




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