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TwinMos BooM 1  

This is a 2.1 speaker set mainly for the iPod but not just another set of speakers to dock your iPod. However you could connect almost any MP3 player via a lead, the high quality sound through the twin speakers and sub woofer is the thing.
TwinMos Boom-1 iPod speaker/docking system

Firstly the dimensions it is two items the first like a small French bread stick the second the sub woofer. The French stick has two sets of speakers at either end and is 40cm long a maximum of 8cm wide and 6cm tall without and iPod inserted. The sub woofer is more of less round at 19x19cm and around 25cm tall. The woofer is of course down facing a few centimetres above the base.

The unit I was sent was creamy/white but looking at their website they also do a black version. The centre of the unit has two different docks for various iPods and in front of that volume - and + buttons and the infra red sensor for the supplied remote control that will allow far more control of your iPod.

The rear has connectors for the Sub Woofer and TV-Out as well as inputs for a standard MP3 player via 3.5mm jack and power. There is an on/off switch but it can me turned off from the remote.

The sub woofer has only a hard wired connection to the French stick.

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the output from the speakers and sub woofer the remote control has separate volume controls for the French sticks speakers and the sub woofer. Certainly the sound quality is a long way from that obtainable through earbuds listening to the same tracks, a whole new sound dimension.

The remote control is 8.5x4x.5cm and is controlled by a flat clock/watch type battery. It twelve button in two columns of six. Using universal symbols all should be self explanatory but if not the manual should help.

It is nice being able to adjust the sub woofer separately from the speakers and thus getting a different sound according to your mood. I found there was plenty of volume in the speakers and a mean amount of grunt was available from the woofer especially should you have a wooden floor.

I do not own one of the more modern iPods with video etc only a humble one GB offering of a while ago. In fact I was pleasantly surprised to see it charging as soon as I attached it to the French stick. However not everyone owns an iPod (I know this will be a shock to some) but via a standard 3.5mm jack you can connect and MP3 player (or course this will not be charged by the French stick)

So for anyone with an iPod one of the two slots should enable you to push your unit in and after a couple of hours remove it fully charged while at the same time still enjoying your music.

I managed to do everything on my simple iPod via the remote control by default it will play everything once. You can set it on a loop or random all without having to move from your chair or couch.

The first link is TwinMOS in the UK, the second TwinMOS in the USA.

http://www.urboom.com/osc_m/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=99

http://www.twinmos.com/consumer/ipta01_ipta02_system.htm

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