Sony reveals new Lightning plug equipped iPhone clock radio dock


Spotted on Sony’s website in Japan, the conglomerate has a new Lightning connector equipped SRS-GC11IP clock radio dock for the iPhone 5 and new iPod.  Sony has a long history of making clock radios of various forms and the majority of them have been functional without undue whiz-bang features. This new docking clock is no different.

Listed as “coming soon,” the SRS-GC11IP does what you would expect it to, it tells the time, has an AM and FM radio and a sleep timer. On top of that, it will also serve as an alarm clock, using the radio, a buzzer or your iPhone/iPod music library. There is also a remote control just in case you cannot roll in bed to control the thing.

You want Bluetooth connectivity? Forget it. Wi-Fi radio? Nope. Set your iPhone or iPod physically into the cradle to play your music (and charge your device). The approximate date of shipping for this new Sony accessory is April 18th and it will cost ¥6,980 ($71). There is no word if it will make its way anywhere outside of Japan at this point.

sources: Sony (Japan) via Engadget

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24 Comments

1. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Great SONY

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Sony making accessories for Apple!!!!

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah like the camera used in the iPhone 5.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Aww....that's nice, Sony! So, when is Apple gonna reveal their new Lightning plug equipped Xperia clock radio dock?

4. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Why would they? :)

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

To reciprocate. :)

7. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

In another Universe they will.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha........xD lol

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

apple cant even produce their own sensor. so what to expect from them hahahaha

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree! xD

20. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

And yet they make it better than on Sony phones!

24. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sony camera software sucks, seriously

5. wendygarett unregistered

Oh great, even the accessories are made by one of the android oem, another slap to shameless Apple

9. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

That makes no sense, its "Oh great, another Android OEM bends down and kisses Apples ass by making them accessories" ... I'm joking, but it's good to see companies working/sharing together with products. Do you just expect everyone to make it for themselves?! Pffft. Oh look its another fanboy with nothing good to say!

8. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

fake probly its just a print the name sony

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i don't understand how you guys roll ? if it's a flying iphone it's real but if it's a flying samsung galaxy S4 it's real have you even read the article it says it's on the sony website

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

sorry it's a flying iphone 5 it's fake* it's a flying GS4 it's real

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Pretty sweet

16. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Thats nice. Atleast they are not fighting over patent like others.

17. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

hey Sony why don't you make such a great accessory for your own phones? i want one of these for my XZ.

18. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Gotta love Sony, Sell a overpriced accessory for all the "Hip" people to buy because they know no better

19. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Sheep is a "bad" word LOL PhoneArena, Really?

21. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Better to have tons of options than none....

25. iluvsmartphonexpdx

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Sony again!

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