updated 12:05 pm EST, Wed January 11, 2006
TuneCenter iPod dock
Griffin today announced docking and charging station for iPods, which it says is the "most advanced docking" yet. TuneCenter can be attached to a television and stereo for viewing photos, watching video, or listening to your iPod music library or internet radio. It also features a 14-button remote that enables the iPod as a complete Home Media Center. TuneCenter can display iPod playlists and song information on your TV screen, allowing the entire room to view the song title, artist, album and progress of the current song.
The bundled remote allows navigation of the entire iPod library, as well as preferences such as shuffle and repeat modes, and EQ. It features S-video, composite, and L/R RCA audi ports, as well as Ethernet and WiFi connectivity and a NTSC/PAL switch.
"Use TuneCenter's remote to fast forward, rewind, choose next/previous song, browse playlists etc., all without getting up off the couch. This breakthrough is the ultimate solution for taking full (remote!) control of your iPod."
TuneCenter also plays internet radio stations and can be used to stream audio wirelessly from the internet and offers the ability to display photos from the iPod on the large screen.
It is expected to ship in March for $100 and pre-orders are being accepted now.