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Philips debuts new docks, other gear for iOS devices
Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 12:46pm

Electronics maker Philips has revealed a slate of new accessories for iOS devices. Foremost is the Party Machine, a new dock created in tandem with djay developer Algoriddim. The hardware lets people dock two iPhones or iPod touches simultaneously, and in combination with djay, mix music as if they were using standard DJ hardware. Flashing lights sync with the music; some built-in mixing controls include options like a channel fader. A version shipping this month will cost $350, and support older iPhones and Touches with 30-pin connectors. A Lightning-equipped model is due at unspecified point in the future.



Another dock is the TwinPlay, which allows splitting video to two in-car passengers. It connects to an in-car AC port for power, and supports any 30-pin iOS device, although the dock's cradle only fits iPhones and iPods. A TwinPlay with 7-inch screens costs $170, while upgrading to 9-inch displays raises the price to $200. Philips' other new accessories are based on security. The In.Sight is a webcam that sits and monitors a home for movement or noise, and automatically pushes out an app notification if something is detected. It also starts a video recording, which can be set to upload to a Dropbox account; alternately, real-time viewing is possible with a simple screen tap. A variant of the device is the In.Sight Baby Monitor. Regular and HD versions of the base In.Sight will cost $130 and $230; the Baby Monitor will go for $170. All three are due at the Apple Store later this month. The InRange, finally, is a credit card-shaped "leash" that inserts into a wallet or attaches to keys and luggage, and connects to a compatible iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth 4.0. If an iOS device or the leash moves out of range, an alert is triggered. An associated app lets people make exceptions for different times and places; multiple InRanges can be paired to a device simultaneously, and iPhones can continue to take calls through Bluetooth headsets. The InRange should ship to Apple Stores this month with a $50 pricetag.

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