Wireless iPod Docking Station
The wireless iPod dock worked as advertised and the system recognized the dock right away. The manual mentioned bringing the dock close to the amplifier to allow it to pair but I didn't find this to be necessary. You can re-pair the connection if needed, though most people won't need to do this even if you lose power to the system.
The dock comes with 5 plastic iPod adapters that snap inside the unit to make for a perfect fit for most all flavors. It accommodates:
- iPod mini
- iPod with color display 20/30G
- iPod with color display 40/60G
- iPod with video 30G
- iPod with video 60/80G
For an iPod nano you simply use the dock that came with the nano. iPod shuffles need to use the Line In connection like any other non-iPod MP3 player. That covers just about every iPod made - at least until Steve Jobs decides the next HD-iPod version requires a completely different architecture.
The Mondo Mint inputs are pretty much auto-switching, which is very cool. For example, I was on the USB Input when I docked the iPod. The Mint switched right over and picked up the iPod. When I plugged in a Line Input, the unit flipped over to that input. It's a great system and, should you run into any difficulties, those features can be disabled (individually) via the Mint Audio Control software.
The Mondo Mint system is both a lifestyle music product, USB audio device AND a wireless iPod system. Now, it's not every system that allows you to drop your iPod into a local OR remote charging station and have either location play it through the same set of speakers. And just TRY to find something that can play audio via USB from your PC as well... The Mondo closely resembles a double-wide Apple Mini, with the same color motif and rounded corners. It's a nice look and the machine will fit in well with an AppleTV should you decide to go that route.
Discuss "Mondo Mint Music System Review" here. Read the article [audioholics.com].
Double-wide? Does it come with a little Astro-turf mat and tiny white picket fence?
I can't seem to find the frequency response measurements? You wouldn't do a speaker review without measurements, would you?
Why not? Bose does.