An iPhone/iPod dock integrated onto your TV is not really new technology. In fact JVC and Auvio tried this a few years ago and it just never seemed to take off. Well it looks like AOC is giving it the old college try again with the Aire Monitor with Docking Station. The 23-inch HD monitor features a built-in universal docking station for the iPhone and iPod allows video, audio and photo playback from the mobile device through AOC’s plug-and-play technology. The base of the monitor also features built-in speakers with SRS Premium Sound.
The 12.9 mm-thin monitor has Full HD 1080p resolution, a 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and 5 ms response time. The monitor’s Dynamic Contrast Boost feature creates five different color enhancement settings and allows for color adjustment in highlighted areas.
The 23-inch AOC Aire Monitor with Docking Station will retail for $279.99 and launch in March 2012.
• Ultra-slim (12.9 mm) monitor with built-in universal iPhone/iPod docking station
• 23” viewable image size, diagonal
• 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
• Displays 16.7 million colors
• 5ms response time
• 16:9 Aspect ratio
• 250 cd/m² typical brightness
• 1920×1080@60Hz resolution
• HDMI digital input
• Built-in speakers: 10 Watts
• Windows 7 compatible