CES 2008 preview: iLuv breaks out two new iPod combo dock things

text.jpgOne booth we’re going to be sure to stop by next week at CES is that of iPod accessory makers iLuv, who today, to beat the CES rush, launched a pair of new iPod combo docks that will be available in March.

The i1255 is a combo iPod dock/DVD player. While it’s not for everyone, it’s a good solution for those wanting to keep their video connections in their home theater to a minimum.

And onscreen menu and included remote let you control the fairly standard DVD player, as well as content — both audio and video — from the iPod. It’s a pretty unique, though simple solution for those who want to include their iPod in their home stereo scheme, and at only $129 MSRP, it’s a great all around DVD player to look at if you’re in the market and want a little something extra. We wish it was Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, but there’s a whole year to go.

text-2.jpgThe i399 is what the iPod Hi-Fi should have been in every way. It’s similar to Apple’s offering, except that it also includes stereo Bluetooth, meaning that besides iPod, you can stream music from your stereo Bluetooth-compatible phone, or to stereo Bluetooth headphones for wireless “jammin'”. It’s a bit pricey at $229, but there’s not much else on the market like it, so it’s understandable.

We’ll try to get hands-on with both devices at CES in the next few days, so keep your browser, er, tuned here.