gear4 has launched the SoundOrb Aurora - a speaker system for the iPod and iPhone that features a wireless sub-woofer.

The 2.4Ghz sub-woofer can be placed up to 30 meters away from the dock that holds the iPod or iPhone and still allow users to enjoy content stored on their digital audio player.

The dock will also charge your iPod or iPhone while backlit controls allow you to pause, rewind, fast forward and skip tracks stored in the iPod or iPhone

The sub-woofer also houses a number of LED's that cycle through every colour of the spectrum while music is pumped through the speaker system. Users can even chose a particular colour to remain static or turn the light off completely.

The speaker also features a video out so it can be connected to a TV to enjoy video clips store on your iPod.

"Few iPod speakers are able to play music or movies with the depth and clarity that SoundOrb Aurora does. The combination of great sound, DSP effects, iconic looks and the built-in mood light help position this speaker as a real first for the iPod/iPhone speaker market," said Tom Dudderidge, CEO of gear4.

Priced at £249, the gear4 SoundOrb Aurora will be available from the gear4 store in October.

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See also: gear4 CRG-70W and CRG-200W iPod alarm clock