Get out the smelling salts and snuggle close to your vinyl DJ purists. Philips is teaming up with Award Winning DJ and Producer Armin van Buuren to launch the M1X-DJ System for iPad and iPhone. Utilizing both a lightning connecter and Bluetooth the doc allows users to mix, play, and share their music in compact one DJ controller/sound system.
Equipment costs are often a barrier of entry for wannabe DJs, an issue that Armin has encountered when talking to young fans looking to enter the field. Granted at $526 dollars, plus the cost of an iOS device, this set up still isn't cheap, but neophyte DJ's will get a lot of hardware for their investment.
The M1X-DJ System has two professional grade platters, cross-faders, and controls. It also features multiple inputs and outputs for linking up multiple systems for enhanced sound. Mobile users can expect around five hours of battery life running off eight D cell batteries, and of course the unit can be plugged into a power source.