During our visit to CES 2013, we were fortunate enough to make a visit to the Monster Audio booth, where the kind Monster spokesman, (he’s not actually a monster, he’s a human being!), showed us all the cool stuff that will work with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
iMotion CarPlay Direct Connect 3000
First up was the iMotion CarPlay Direct Connect 3000. Just plug this little jewel into the adapter into your car’s auxiliary port, and hook the dock connector to your device. Then you can use hand gesture playback control to move through your music library with just a wave of your hand. Gesture right, and you jump forward a track, gesture left, and go back a track, move your hand toward the 3000 to pause and restart your tunes.
It’s a great little tool for hands-free control of your music library without taking your eyes off the road.
It retails for $99.99, but it’s available now at Amazon.com for much less.
Outlets to Go USB PowerPack
We then saw the Monster Outlets to Go USB PowerPack. This is a 2-in-1 charger that allows you to charge just about any two USB devices you may have at the same time. Plug it into a wall outlet, or use the cigarette lighter adapter in your car to charge smartphones, tablets, cameras, and more.
The last great thing the rep showed us was the Monster ClarityHD Micro. It’s a great sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone. This little baby sounded great, even on the loud CES show floor where you can barely hear yourself think.
This little monster allows you to wirelessly listen to your music, movies, and conference calls with more detail and clarity than I’ve heard from speakers this size. Interchangeable grills, (sold separately of course), let you customize the look of the speaker. It includes voice command and control, advanced Bluetooth, and features AAC and apt-X.
Thanks to Monster for showing us their cool stuff while we were at CES 2013.