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NAD introduces Viso 1 iPod dock for £499

NAD Viso 1

Ever since B&W introduced the legendary Zeppelin, the fashion for unusual-looking iPod docks has continued apace.

Latest to join the fray is the £499 NAD Viso 1, which connects to your iPhone/iPod wirelessly via Bluetooth aptX or directly through the rotating docking cradle.

Any non-Apple device can also stream wirelessly to the dock if it has Bluetooth.

The Viso 1 uses its own Direct Digital technology to bypass the analogue audio circuits within the iPod/iPhone, giving improved sonic performance, says NAD.

"Viso 1 will not only play louder than other iPod docks, it plays with notable smoothness, combined with deep and accurate bass," the company claims.

An optical digital input accepts 24-bit/96kHz signals from other external devices such as a TV, disc player or media streamer, while a component video output can send video from your iPod/iPhone to your TV.

There's a USB port for software upgrades, an IR remote control, and the docking cradle can rotate through 90 degrees.

The NAD Viso 1 will be available in the UK from November, and will be distributed by Armour Home.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.