updated 01:05 pm EST, Fri November 21, 2008
Marantz wireless iPod dock
Marantz Japan on Friday has introduced a new wireless dock for the iPod and iPod Touch personal audio and multimedia players. The system is composed of a receiver and multiple docks that will also charge the Apple devices and supports Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR A2DP and Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). The system will allow users to play the content of their iPods via their home theater systems and control them via their home theater remote.
Supported models include 4th-generation iPods and 1st- and 2nd-generation iPod Touch devices but exclude the iPhone 3G. Users can connect the receiver hub to their systems with a choice of component, S-video and composite video terminals, as well as analog audio terminals. The receiver also has an Ethernet port for connecting to networks. The set-up is capable of receiving signals from as far as 33 feet away.
The Marantz wireless iPod dock will be available in Japan in January, priced at the equivalent of about $280. [via Impress]