We first reported on the Samson StudioDock 3i back in October, and we've just had it confirmed that the speakers have been delivered to our offices and will appear as a First Test in the January issue of the magazine, on sale December 11th.
They're warming up in our test room as this is being written. Distributed in the UK by Sound Technology, the StudioDock 3i costs £109 although can be found for less online.
One of the speakers has an integrated iPod dock and a USB socket for streaming music from a computer. There's also a 3.5mm input and headphone socket on the front panel, along with a volume control, and stereo RCA phono sockets on the back.
The Samson StudioDock 3i has 30w of amplification, while the £149 4i model delivers 40w.