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August 04, 2008

Retailers Selling EGO iPod Speaker Cases, ice and iceBar2

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributing Editor

The EGO ice and iceBar2 waterproof iPod speaker cases from Atlantic Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of media storage solutions and iPod accessories, are now available at Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond, the company announced today.
 
Consumers can share their iPod music this summer with Atlantic’s EGO line of portable, shatterproof, waterproof iPod speaker, which makes sharing safe and easy, according to the company.
 
Allowing consumers to take their iPod Nano safely anywhere – including the shower – Atlantic’s EGO iceBar2 Speaker System for iPod Nano is a lightweight, pocket-sized, fully sealed sound system, available at Bed Bath & Beyond. The iceBar2 features neodymium speakers, corner bumper guards, an external power button and a jack port on top and is complete with all three iPod Nano generations. With this, users can listen privately by inserting earphones and have the best listening experiences, officials say.



 
Reassuring users that their iPod will remain dry and secure, the iceBar2 provides users with full control of their iPod Nano. iceBar2 provides users with over 16 hours of playtime, powered by four AAA batteries, company officials say. The iceBar2 won iLounge’s Best of Show and iProng’s Best of Show at Macworld 2008. The suggested retail price is $79.99, according to the company.
 
Atlantic’s EGO ice is designed to house the fourth- and fifth-generation iPod models as well as the iPod classic, all Nanos and Minis, according to the company. The ice floating speaker case is a portable boom box constructed of a bullet-proof polycarbonate material, company officials say, whose features include power and volume control buttons, silicone O-ring seal, a clear click wheel membrane that allows full control of the iPod, a shower strap, dual waterproof, full-range neodymium drivers and sealed bass ports. The ice plays music or videos continuously for 30 hours. Its suggested retail price is $89.99.
 
“The EGO line of waterproof speaker cases allows iPod owners to enjoy their favorite music and videos in practically any setting,” said James Dardashti, chief operating officer of Atlantic Inc. “iPods are still the most popular MP3 players on the market, and we’re excited to announce that Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond are now carrying our EGO brand products.”
 
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