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Mega-Mix iDevice Docks

The Bose iQ Can Dock and Play Up to Five iPods

— November 30, 2011 — Tech
Jason Farsai's Bose iQ is an innovative iDevice dock designed to let everyone share their music. The dock has slots for five iDevices and is designed to play music from all of them, creating a mega-mix of epic proportions.

Finding the right music to play at a party can be tough. It's not uncommon to see many different iPods take their turn on a dock throughout the course of a night. This iPod roulette is both obnoxious (constant music interruption) and dangerous (thieves love unprotected iDevices). The Bose iQ would end all of this by giving space for up to five iPods to be played at once. The dock would feature five OLED screens cycling pictures of the next song's album art. Here's hoping that Bose takes this design and runs with it.
Trend Themes
1. Multi-device Docks - Opportunity to create innovative docks that can accommodate multiple iDevices, allowing simultaneous playback and seamless music sharing.
2. Smart Display Technology - Potential for integrating OLED screens on docks to display album art or relevant information, enhancing user experience and visual appeal.
3. Party Entertainment Solutions - Disruptive opportunity to develop advanced docking systems that revolutionize music sharing at parties and events, providing convenience and immersive audio experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Innovation potential in the consumer electronics sector to manufacture and market multi-device docks with smart display technology, catering to music enthusiasts and party-goers.
2. Home Entertainment - Opportunity for the home entertainment industry to create cutting-edge party entertainment solutions that offer seamless integration with iDevices, delivering enhanced audio experiences for gatherings and events.
3. Music Streaming - Disruptive potential in the music streaming industry to collaborate with dock manufacturers and develop platforms or apps that support multi-device docking, enabling synchronized music playback and sharing.
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