Belkin just introduced the Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater, a $199 case, stand and speaker dock for iPad 4th generation. A long name for a relative simple accessory for iPad which improves audio fidelity when watching videos or videoconferencing on iPad 4. It is powered by mobile sound leader, Audifi, and features high-efficiency, front-facing speakers that project cinematic-quality sound. Bass frequencies are optimized through ported speakers and integrated air channels.
It connects through an integrated Lightning dock connector, ensuring a powerful audio experience while enjoying your favorite content. Through the updated Thunderstorm app, users can automatically maintain the left and right channel audio output even when the Thunderstorm is turned upside down, ensuring undistorted, dynamic sound.
The new Thunderstorm features an updated chassis that integrates a new Sound Mode button allowing users to cycle between four different sound mode options—music, moving, gaming and conference call—to best match the content on their tablet. The new conference call mode enhances voice frequencies when using Skype’s VoIP calling service. Previously only available through the Thunderstorm app, the Sound Mode button features an audible voiceover that informs users of the sound mode setting.
- Lightning connector is compatible with iPad 4th generation
- Integrated front-facing, landscape-oriented stereo speakers
- Ported speakers for rich bass and depth
- Low-distortion, high-efficiency amplifier
- Magnetically attached folding soft cover with multiple stand configurations
- MFi certified
- Pass-through access for iPad rear camera, headset jack, microphone, speaker, charging, lock switch, volume control, and mute/rotation lock toggle
Price and Availability
The Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater for iPad 4th generation (G4A1000) is available now for $199 at belkin.com and other retail locations. A free month of Hulu Plus for new subscribers is being offered with purchase.