iPod, iPhone and iPad docks are dime a dozen, but how many of your computers can actually feature a full-fledged docking system that caters for Apple’s range of iOS-powered devices? AOC enters the fray just in time for CES 2012, unveiling the AOC Aire Monitor with Docking Station. Touted to be the ultimate monitor for iPod and iPhone owners, it will offer a 23” Full High Definition monitor that boasts an integrated universal docking station for the iPhone and iPod which will pave the way for immediate video, audio and photo playback.
Using AOC’s patented plug-and-play technology, the integrated dock coupled with the base of the monitor will also boast built-in speakers with high quality SRS Premium Sound. Also known as the e2343Fi if you are a sucker for model numbers, the AOC Aire Monitor with Docking Station can be yours for $279.99 a pop from March onwards. If you happen to be headed towards CES next week, the AOC Aire Monitor with Docking Station is on display at the Bellagio, Monet 3 Ballroom.
Robert Velez, Marketing Manager of AOC, says, “The Aire Monitor with Docking Station is the ideal multimedia solution for iPhone and iPod users who want to watch movies or browse photos on a 23-inch high definition flat screen directly from their mobile device. The monitor displays photos and video content on a screen that is 37 times larger than the iPhone that it comes from.”
Other hardware specifications of the AOC Aire Monitor include 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 5ms response time, 250 cd/m² of typical brightness, a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080@60Hz, HDMI digital input, and 10-watts integrated speakers. I guess this beats hooking up your iPhone or iPod to a projector, and the monitor itself can also be used for other computing purposes whenever you are not docking any iDevice within. Pretty neat, don’t you think so?