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 ‚ā¨699 (US price was not know at press time). It comes with a two-year warranty and can be pre-ordered, 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]