The speakers on the iPad are pretty decent, but they are not going to blow anyone away with their depth or awesome bass levels. This is when so many consumers opt for a speaker dock, but what if you could enhance the sound of your iPad without the need for a bulky dock? Well Belkin believes that they have the answer with their Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater Dock, which is effetely a new iPad case with built-in speakers.
This case will help to enhance the sound of your iPad so that you can better enjoy watching TV shows, movies and also playing games, and you’ll be pleased to know that Belkin will not only support the new iPad with the Lighting connector, but also the standard 30-pin version as well.
We’re told that Belkin is to also offer a free app to accompany the case, which will allow for customized sound profiles, which comes in handy for the different medias that are played on Apple’s tablet devices. While the idea of a case with built-in speakers for the iPad does sound like an interesting accessory to help enhance the sound, there’s still a fear that the sound range will be limited and that bass levels will be below what you and I would find acceptable.
The speakers face the front of the case to offer a greater sound and the case can be folded to also act as a stand. You can still use the camera and both ports and switch and volume buttons are easily accessible. You’ll be able to get your hands on the case later this month and the Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater is a shocking $199.99, which will certainly make a few people think before they part with that kind of money. Visit Belkin for more details.
While the video we have embedded for you below does not allow you to experience the sound quality of the new iPad speaker dock from Belkin, it does show you what the device looks like, along with how much more bulk it adds to the iPad — which kind of defeats the object.