The speaker dock has front-facing, cinematic stereo speakers by Audifi, which optimizes bass frequencies through integrated air channels, as well as a built-in amp. The dock connects directly to the iPad through a Lightning dock connector.
The Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater is available online at Belkin.com and select retail locations for $199.99
The series B funding comes from two private investors in the Asia-Pacific, both of whom have a history in the restaurant business.
Revel has said that it will use the money to expand its headquarters by 50% and to build construction of a new distribution center for its iPad POS hardware on the west coast, thereby adding to its existing location in Orlando, Florida.
Prior to this announcement, Revel had managed to attract $3.7 million in funding since its launch in late 2010.
The company, which was co-founded by CEO Lisa Falzone and CTO Chris Ciabarra, has however grown at an alarming rate since then and now says that it is growing 380% annually and processing [...]
Announcing the news today in a press release, Griffin detailed that Revel’s iPad POS system will first come to MicroStores in San Jose, Seattle, San Francisco, Nashville and Annapolis.
"Griffin prides itself on being a technology innovator, so we had very high expectations for every aspect of our new MicroStores," said Griffin’s information systems manager Jeff Herrick, ahead of the release.
"After reviewing our vendor options, we found Revel Systems' iPad point-of-sale systems to be the most customizable solution, especially with the convenient integration to our existing back-end system.”
The two companies worked [...]