The IMM727 ‘ArtStation’ brings out the full multi—‐media capabilities of the iPad, delivering an audio experience only made possible by iLuv jAura Sound Technology. You can also enhance the performance of the ‘ArtStation’ by downloading the free iLuv App and turn your iMM727 into an Internet Radio with over 40,000 stations, an iPod music player, a highly interactive time display and alarm clock, as well as a source for international weather. Yet with all of this versatility, quality and functionality, the ‘ArtStation’ is value priced, putting it within reach of all iPad owners. Powerful Audio with jAura Soundcell Technology sound that will satisfy the discerning listener. The speaker system features two separate channels, each of which has been enhanced with iLuv’s jAura Soundcell Technology. jAura is able to accurately reproduce the frequencies of your music down to the finest detail. Enjoy Movies, Apps, and Other Content While Docked In addition to streaming music, the IMM727 also delivers enhanced sound for movies, apps, and more. The cradle keeps your docked iPad, iPod, or iPhone rigid and secure, so operating the touch screen is easy. Sync with iTunes The IMM727 can also sync your Apple device with iTunes while it is docked. If the speaker is connected to a Mac or PC, it will automatically sense when your device is docked and begin syncing it with your iTunes library. This eliminates the trouble of having to connect your device directly to your computer, and ensures that your music and video libraries are always up-to-date. The dock consists of a large speaker unit which also functions as the base of the unit and attached to it is a multi-directional arm which allows you to change the screen orientation and angle of the connected iPad. The arm can accommodate an iPad 2 easily, and with a little extra force an original iPad, for those that wish to use an iPhone. However iLuv’s Artstation is really built for the iPad. Interestingly, once you’ve connected your iPad, the entire thing resembles a small desktop PC So of course I had to pair my iPad with a bluetooth keyboard and actually gave it a go as a desktop machine – and it worked like a dream.
What took me by surprise about this dock was that the first time i connected my iPad to the Artstation I actually received an on-screen message telling me I could download an app for the device! Selecting OK took me straight to the App Store and to the iLuv app page. Fantastic. As with all iPad or iPhone docks, the iMM727 both plays your iPad content and charges the device at the same time the iMM727 Artstation Stereo Speaker Dock charges your iPad at a faster rate than the official Apple wall charger. The iMM727 Artstation Stereo Speaker Dock has a nice all-black appearance, with glossy plastic and cloth-covered speakers. The speakers take up less room than expected thanks to the angular design and the small footprint of the base is supported by a stand at the back. There are only two controls on the front of the unit, power and volume, the rest are on the accompanying remote – which given that you’ll need to be close to the dock to use the connected iPad makes sense. Features two bass boosting speakers, power input, mini USB port, 3.5mm audio jack for connecting other audio devices and, this is the cool part: a magnetic remote holder. In terms of sound, the dock performs surprisingly well, pumping out a fair amount of bass thanks to the bass boosters on the back of the dock, I just wish the volume worked independently of the iPad that way you could REALLY crank up the noise! You can sync your iPad whilst its in situ, which means unlike some other docks you don’t need to remove your iPad from the dock every time you want to update, sync or transfer files. iPad 1 & iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone. iPod touch – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation. iPod nano – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation. iPod with video.