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Category: IXOS AV | Ixos Digital Music

December 12th, 2006

What Home Cinema Cable Manufacturer Winner 2006

“The IXOS XHT458 HDMI cable is the latest in a long line of off-the-shelf and custom-made cabling for all your home cinema needs. 1080p video-ready, thei £80 cable is a desirable piece of kit in its own right. But the XHT458 is just the tip of the iceberg from a company that has made cable manufacture state-of-the-art. Take the IXOTICA range, a selection of cables for anything from amps to DVD players. Each cable is wrapped in a silver plated PC-OFC braid and a PVC outer jacket. The range of standard IXOS cables is just as impressive and guarantees the best in home cinema.”

What Home Cinema

December 1st, 2006

Disco Cube

Sunday Telegraph

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August 1st, 2006


Hands up who remembers boomboxes? Yup, us too. Well here’s IXOS’ take on the boombox of the future. Not surprisingly it’s based around an iPod, or any other MP3 player or portable for that matter. Connection to this ‘2.1’ speaker system simply comes via the standard jack-to-phono cable. The satellites pack in some 10 watts of power per channel, while the subwoofer outputs 12w. But here’s the crunch – it only costs £40. Hay caramba! The IXOS XMM628 is available now in white and silver. Here’s hoping the sound belies the price.”

What HiFI

July 1st, 2006


“If you’re looking for a reasonably priced docking station for your iPod so you can listen to downloaded music in any room of the house without using headphones, the IXOS XMI518 could be just the thing. The £50 unit includes four speakers with custom-designed 3.2cm neodymium micro drivers., powered by a total of 8W of power and with an electronic volume control on the front panel.

The Gramophone

July 1st, 2006


“Bet you thought HDMI meant ‘definitely future proof’, didn’t you? Not all HDMi cables can handle full-definition 1080p, so it’s a good job IXOS came along. The connection specialist has just unveiled its latest contribution to pictorial excellence, the XHT458. This £80/1m HDMI lead can deliver full-bandwidth video to distances up to 25 feet, after which it’s still able to pipe 1080i/720p resolution to 80 feet and beyond. IXOS’ patented four-layer PC board in the connector itself and solid cast metal plugs keep things shipshape, with triple shielding eliminating interference. Watch out for a DVI variant soon and see for more.”

What Video and Widescreen

July 1st, 2006


“HDMI is rapidly replacing the Scart lead as the number one AV interconnect, thanks to its ability to carry multichannel digital audio and high-def digital video. This £80 cable from IXOS can support 1080p as well as 1080i video feeds – hence the Tru-HD logo on the packaging.”

Home Cinema Choice

June 1st, 2006

IXOS XMI509-SG Nano Skin

More a fashion accessory than an essential, if you’re not of the face painting kind, this iPod nano skin could well be the perfect thing to display your support and patriotism (if you’re English obviously) whilst out and about. A single protective skin emblazoned with the Cross of St Geaorge, your iPod will be protected from dust, dirt and scratches and you’ll look every bit Johnny English.


May 11th, 2006

IXOS gets footie fever

Just in time for the rapidly approaching World Cup, IXOS has released two special edition iPod accessories sporting the St George’s flag motif for patriotic football fans.


May 8th, 2006

ST George’s iPod nano case and England earphones

Ok, so you’ve got your St george’s mobile phone, but now it’s making your iPod look a little unpatriotic with the World Cup rapidly approaching. Help is at hand from IXOS, which is joining the World Cup merchandising bandwagon/frenzy with a St George’s iPod nano skin and England earphones.

Tech Digest

May 7th, 2006


“As the World Cup approaches, manifest the triumph of hope over experience by pinning the nation’s colours to your iPod nano. Trouble is the nano is not a radio; so you can’t listen to the footie on it. Surely Apple could sort this out, as so many other MP3 manufacturers seem to have done?”

Sunday Telegraph

May 1st, 2006


Probably better known for ranges of audio cables IXOS has just brought out this iPod speaker system that looks familiar to previous iPod friendly ‘doughnuts’ but has a tad more class. Designed for use with the mini, 15/20Gb, 30/40Gb, nano and 5G video iPods it also features a 3.5mm stereo jack for use with other audio devices.”

April 25th, 2006

IXOS Launch St George Cross Special Edition iPod Acessories

In time for the World Cup, IXOS has launched two new iPod accessories for die-hard England fans wanting to show their true colours at the games.

April 10th, 2006


“Tunes trapped on your iPod? Release them with an IXOS XMI518. It makes no claims to be the highest of fi. But, if you want your music library to shuffle away in the kitchen, on your desk or on your bedside table, it’s a geat value solution. Four custom-designed, neodymium micro-drivers produce eight watts of power. It fits the iPod mini, the nano, the 15/20Gb, the 30/40Gb and the 5G video. £49.99”

March 16th, 2006


“This is definitely one of the neatest iPod accessories we’ve seen. Although its four small speakers don’t sound as good as some of the pricier competition, it’s cheap and portable enough to make it perfect for packing for holidays. It also lets you synchronise with a computer and recharges your iPod.”

March 1st, 2006

Gadgets of the month – The 5 essential buys in February

iPod speakers – chunky speaker/subwoofer combo designed for MP3 players. Impressive volume puts most hi-fis in the shade too.”


March 1st, 2006

The IXOS XHT458 HDMI Cable

“Available in packs of three different colours, IXOS’ affordable ipod shuffle skins ship with a silver lanyard and grey armband. Made of silicon rubber, these cases allow users to control their music player through the case.”

MacWorld Plus

February 18th, 2006

IXOS XHT601 Scart Cable

One of the best and least expensive ways to upgrade your TV picture is to improve the connection between the TV and, say, a DVD player. This cable from IXOS is beautifully made and if it has a drawback it’s that is looks so good you’ll want to have it on display rather than tucked away out of sight. It’s handily available in lengths of 0.75m, 1.5m and 3m and is much better than the lead usually supplied with a DVD player.”