Gear4 announced the release of its newest iPod dock, the BlackBox 24/7. The new dock is a 12-hour clock with alarm functionality, has a built-in FM radio tuner, and will play music and charge all iPods with docks. An auxiliary input allows the twin 2.75-inch speakers to play music from more traditional MP3 players as well. Users can set two alarms on the BlackBox 24/7, and wake up to their choice of a radio station, iPod music or a buzzer, all paired with a flashing blue light. The dock is rated at 16W of power, and will charge iPods that have docks.
The BlackBox 24/7’s launch date was not announced, although it should soon ship in the UK, and be sold in stores and online for the equivalent of about $100.