CES: Audiovox, RCA unveil iOS, Android, Blackberry docking stations

LAS VEGAS - Audiovox and RCA are both primarily focusing on mobile device charging stations this year with a lengthy list of introductions at CES 2011 this morning.

CES 2011

LAS VEGAS - Audiovox and RCA are both primarily focusing on mobile device charging stations this year with a lengthy list of introductions at CES 2011 this morning.

As each one is rather straight-forward but there are many to cover, here's the breakdown. Don't expect anything earth-shattering, unfortunately.

Note that the travel charger turned out to be the prize in the gift bag that made most of the press conference attendees go crazy. (I would have taken a photo, but I was literally in the center of a mosh pit just trying to find my way to the escalator.) RCA can only hope that the device will have the same affect on consumers come launch time.

RCA 107 USB Charging Clock Radio

  • Intended for nightstands as RCA found most mobile device users prefer having a charging solution in the bedroom
  • Built-in USB ports for charging
  • Dual awake/sleep functions
  • Availability: May
  • MSRP: $14.99

RCA PCHSTAB2 (pictured above)

  • Compatible with Android, Blackberry and other USB-connected mobile phones
  • Ideal for nightstands
  • Cradles mobile phone while charging
  • AC outlet
  • Availability: May
  • MSRP: $24.99

RCA PCHSTAB1 (looks nearly identical to PCHSTAB2)

  • Same features as PCHSTAB2 except sports 30-pin connector for docking Apple devices
  • Availability: May
  • MSRP: $29.99

RCA CLIPR Charger

  • Sports rotating cradle (intended for toggling tablets between portrait and landscape mode)
  • Smartphones and tablets can rest in holding clip
  • Availability: March
  • MSRP: $19.99

RCA PCHUSB2R

  • Compact 2-amp travel charging solution
  • Two USB ports
  • Can charge two smartphones simultaneously or one tablet
  • Sports protective cap for prongs to protect travel gear
  • Availability: March
  • MSRP: $19.99

Then we have five Audiovox docking stations under the Acoustic Research-branded umbrella for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad:

ARS45i

  • High-end station of the collection using 30 watts of power
  • Deep bass sound
  • Sports composite and component outputs for video playback
  • Comes with a remote control
  • Availability: Spring
  • MSRP: 129.99

ARS35i (pictured above)

  • Intended for the iPad
  • Motorized rotating arm through use of remote to landscape or portrait for viewing preference
  • Uses 20 watts of power
  • Connectivity: Component video outputs, audio inputs for other MP3 players
  • FM radio
  • Availability: March
  • MSRP: $129.99

ARS30i

  • Entire front of the dock is a speaker
  • LCD display
  • Built-in FM tuner
  • Composite outputs
  • Remote control
  • High-gloss finish
  • Availability: Spring
  • MSRP: $99.99

ARS 20i

  • Supports iPad in portrait or landscape viewing modes
  • Digital FM radio
  • Dual-wake alarms
  • Supports additional iOS devices
  • Availability: April
  • MSRP: $79.99

ARS13i

  • Entry-level model
  • Simply recharges iOS device while using the device, either for gaming, browsing, etc.
  • Availability: Spring
  • MSRP: $39.99

There is one model in this collection that works with not just Apple but also Android and Blackberry-based mobile gadgets. The ARS15 can also playback music wirelessly while charging thanks to the integrated Bluetooth. This one will roll out in May for $69.99