UpBeat Audio Readies High-Def Amp for iPod

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Audio enhancement manufacturer UpBeat Audio will ship a new iPod in-line audio amplifier by the end of January that features enhanced, high-definition sound, the company has told The Mac Observer.

The Boostaroo Revolution (see photo below) is the newest model of the companyis Boostaroo amps that allow iPod users to increase the sound output of their device. The new model, which will retail for US$79.00 - has a more powerful high-definition amplifier that gives a surround sound effect to anyone using an MP3 player with ordinary headphones, company president Linda Langs told The Mac Observer at the International Consumer Electronics Show, now underway in Las Vegas until Sunday, January 9.

"The Revolution drives 60 ohm headphones and offers a really incredible sound experience I donit think you can get with any other product," Mr. Langs said.

The original Boostaroo and the new Revolution will originally developed by inventor Tom Parker. The original Boostaroo first became available in 1999 and retails today for $30.