updated 01:10 pm EST, Thu January 12, 2006
XtremeMac iPod cable kits
today debuted its HomeShow and RoadShow cable kits, designed to turn Apple's iPod players into home or auto entertainment centers. The HomeShow cable package can connect iPods to most speaker or video playback devices, while the RoadShow is an all-in-one cable that connects the video iPod to in-vehicle DVD entertainment systems as well as the DC power system. The RoadShow and HomeShow will be available in mid-January for $50 each.
HomeShow offers a complete four-piece home audio/video connection kit with a "Home Theater Cable"--a composite cable (red/white/yellow) that connects the video iPod to any television or home theater component--along with the "Home Audio Cable" which connects any iPod to a home audio system. The "Auxiliary Audio Cable" connects any iPod to stereos or computer speakers, while the "Audio Splitter" allows users to connect two pairs of earbuds to the same iPod for listening with a friend.
XtremeMac's RoadShow allows video iPod owners share their music and video files when traveling using portable or in-vehicle DVD players. The eight-foot integrated cable plugs into the vehicle's 12-volt accessory outlet for charging, and links the ipod to the DVD unit via composite audio/video connectors.