iHome just showed off its lineup of AirPlay speakers here at CES 2012. We've seen the iW2 and iW3 speakers before, but now there's a handful or color options and we have some loose pricing and availability info for them. What is new is the iW4 AirPlay alarm clock, which, besides looking and sounding pretty great, has Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity plus a built-in adjustable 30-pin connector that supports iPhones, iPads, and iPods. What's also neat is that metadata for the song you're playing will show up on the iW4's screen. The AirPlay alarm dock is slated for release in the second quarter of this year, and is going to be priced around $249 to $299.
Other than the iW4, we also got some more info on iHome's iW2 and iW3 Airplay speakers. Both were demoed in a variety of colors including red, blue, gray, white, and black. We originally saw these speakers last year at CES, but we still can't get a solid release date. The iW3 is a vertical battery-powered AirPlay speaker that sits in a small dock that lets you easily grab the speaker and go. If you're out and about, you can use the USB port or 3.5mm auxiliary jack to play your music on the device. We've been told it'll be available in the second quarter for $179 to $199.
The iW2 is similar to last year's iW1, but uses physical buttons instead of capacitive ones, and doesn't have a battery or a charging dock, so you're going to have to leave this one at home. It should be on shelves in the third quarter for $199 to $229. Both the iW3 and iW2 lack a 30-pin dock connector, though you'll be able to purchase an optional USB dock if you'd rather use a wired connection than AirPlay.