updated 06:00 pm EDT, Thu April 26, 2007
iSymphony Bluetooth stereo
British company iSymphony has released a new Bluetooth-equipped home stereo system, the V1BLUEe, which (inaccurately) is said to be the first in the world that is A2DP-ready. This allows the streaming of audio to Bluetooth headphones, and for external music sources such as cellphones to do the reverse. Particularly important is the inclusion of the Bluetooth Wireless Universal Dock, which uses adapters to allow any type of iPod to charge, sync and play at the same time.
Other audio sources include an FM radio, an SD/MMC slot, and a CD player able to read MP3 and WMA files. The system is equipped with two 10W speakers and a 25W subwoofer, and when a phonecall comes in, music is paused, and the stereo can be used as a hands-free speakerphone. The product should be out in the UK in June for £250 ($500). [via Tech Digest]