iPodNN: JBL has just announced it’s shipping the OnBeat Xtreme iOS device dock. It can hold the iPad or iPad 2 as well as the smaller iPhone and iPod touch in its rotating dock connector. Bluetooth is its standout and gives it device independence, letting it pair with Android or any other Bluetooth audio source.
The dock has also been designed with FaceTime conversations in mind, as it sports a built-in microphone and noise-cancellation for its speakerphone feature. Full Bluetooth support depends on having both A2DP and AVRCP. A USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack are integrated as well. The system has 30W of power.
A free, upcoming iOS app lets users control playlists and EQ settings, as well as set an alarm or sleep timer.
The dock is now shipping for $500 and includes an RF remote control.