Blaupunkt returns with iPod, DAB+, AptX, AirPlay

We haven’t heard much from Blaupunkt in recent years, but it looks like a few new products are about to land on store shelves, with portable audio the focus of the company known by the blue dot.

Four products designed in London are making their way to stores in late October, focusing on providing sound in a small and stylish way to customers without having to make a huge spend.

You can have an AirPlay speaker on the left, or ditch the wireless streaming and go straight to the iPod dock model on the right.

The new range will include a DAB+ radio called the OsloDAB ($169), and Oslo iDock with DAB+ and iPod dock ($199), OsloAIR AirPlay speaker with auxiliary input ($299), and Monaco rechargeable Bluetooth 3 with AptX speaker ($299).

“These days, people listen to more music than ever but over the past decade quality has been secondary to mobility,” said Daniel Todd, Managing Director for Bush Australia, the company bringing in Blaupunkt’s range.

“Blaupunkt products have an enviable reputation for truly superb audio, dating back to the brand’s first headphones in 1923. With the new home audio range, consumers no longer have to make a sacrifice.”

While the release of the Oslo iDock comes after Apple has made the jump to its new Lightning dock connector, it will still feature the older iPod dock connector. A representative from  Blaupunkt told GadgetGuy that its products with “a 30 pin dock will be compatible with Apple’s adapter for iPhone 5,” so you needn’t worry.

That said, if you are concerned, both the AirPlay compatible OsloAIR and Monaco Bluetooth-based speaker should have no problems with the Apple iPhone 5, given the support for AirPlay and Bluetooth.

The Monaco uses Bluetooth 3.0, AptX, and 3.5mm input.