How about this gorgeous speaker dock for your iPad by Jean Michel Jarre?

By , Apr 27, 2012

Jean Michel Jarre, a composer, performer and music producer, may be best-known for his trademark new-age sound and a penchant for lavish concerts that dazzle fans with fireworks and spectacular light equipment rocking the out-of-this-world laser shows (and that was back in 1986).

What you might not have known is that this 63-year-old French also runs Jarre Technologies, a cutting-edge brand for high-end home entertainment products and technological lifestyle.

The AeroPod Two is the latest in prosumer speaker dock technology to come out from Jarre Technologies. There’s a lot to like about this product, especially if you’re fond of elegant designs akin to Apple’s. The beast of a speaker dock is a whopping 34 inches wide, but wait ’till you hear the price…

Th AeroPod Two comes with four 30-watt speakers and an 80-watt subwoofer. It’s huge, measuring 86cm in width and 30cm in depth, and weighs in at ten kilos, or 22 lbs. The exquisite design calls for the use of stainless steel with chromium finishing for the back and bottom.

The system is equipped with the standard 30-pin dock connector to connect and charge your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone. There’s also an auxiliary input for 3.5mm mini-jack. Additionally – and this is a nice touch – it accepts standard USB flash drives with WMA, AIFF, WAVE and MP3 files on them.

What’s best, swiveling your iPad around into landscape orientation effectively turns the speaker dock system into a mini home movie theater of sorts, as depicted in the below press shot.

Available in pitch black, snow white and bamboo flavors, the AeroPad Two will set you back a whopping €699 (US price was not know at press time). It comes with a two-year warranty and can be pre-ordered here, with delivery starting from September 2012.


The hump on the back? That’s your subwoofer!

I’ve always admired Jarre’s work, ever since my childhood, so this one’s a no-brainer for me – save for its outrageous asking price.

I mean, nearly a thousand buck for a speaker dock?

Thanks, but I’ll pass…

What do you think, is this high-end speaker dock overpriced or what?

[via Cult of Mac]

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  • Pranav Shankar

    OR
    you could just save up for that iTV…;P

  • Dan

    looks nice, but when I saw the price… LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

    It’s $927 and if I had that money I would buy it haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595420643 Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    Lol, I rather save the mioney for the rumored upcoming Itv… If I want to watch movies, I connect my iPad to the home surround sound and enjoy…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002385473901 Frédéric Esnault

    When you see the price of a Ferrari, you don’t say ‘wow, this is expensive for just a car’ !
    Think about the price of a Hi-Fi system rather than comparing it with ‘just a speaker dock’. By the way, these are not usual speakers…