updated 02:30 pm EST, Thu January 18, 2007
MyBlu iPod Phone Remote
Brando has just released the MyBlu, a Bluetooth adapter for the iPod that links Apple's music player to most Bluetooth cellphones. The device, shaped like an Apple Radio Remote, interfaces directly with any fourth-generation or later dockable iPod and displays call information directly on the iPod's own LCD, pausing music and giving the option of answering a call while using the iPod's headphones for incoming audio. The iPod can also be used to redial any of the nine most recent phone numbers. An FM radio with autoscan and 15 presets also taps into the iPod, using the click wheel to change frequencies. Brando exports the MyBlu for $88.
Note: the MyBlu is functionally similar to Gear4's previously introduced BluEye, which is only available in the UK.