updated 01:30 pm EST, Thu January 5, 2006
TuneCommand AV for iPod
today unveiled its new TuneCommand AV for iPod, allowing users to watch and listen to their iPod through a home entertainment system while simultaneously powering and charging the iPod via a docking station. The wireless handheld RF (radio frequency) remote control maintains an operating distance of up to 120 feet, regardless of barriers such as walls and ceilings. The device can hook up to home stereos through RCA left/right, 3.5mm line-out, and S-Video jacks, and is compatible with all iPod models except the Shuffle. Belkin's TuneCommand AV for iPod will begin shipping in North America during April of 2006 for $80.
The device offers eight basic functions of play/pause, next track, previous track, volume up and down, shuffle songs, and repeat. When used with the iPod video, Photo, or Nano, the TuneCommand AV can play downloaded videos or display photos on a home television.