updated 06:35 pm EST, Thu March 30, 2006
HiFi-Link for iPod nano
Xitel today introduced HiFi-Link for iPod nano, a unique docking station designed specifically to connect Apple's iPod nano to home stereo equipment in high fidelity while also offering full recharging and remote control capabilities. Extending Xitel's HiFi-Link for iPod family of products, HiFi-Link for iPod nano comes as a complete "Made for iPod" accessory, including a compact black dock and slim remote control and shielded audio cable with gold-plated connectors. "Particular care also has been given to the contoured design that supports, guides and protects iPod nano for superior durability," according to the company. The HiFi-Link for iPod nano is $70 and will be available starting mid-April 2006 through CompUSA, J&R, Frys and the company's website.
The HiFi-Link for iPod nano replicates the high-end outputs found on audiophile-grade equipment. "By processing the cleanest possible signal from nano's base connector, HiFi-Link for iPod nano provides exceptionally pure and dynamic audio for a true high-fidelity experience." The device also features adjustable SRS TruBass signal processing, which it says significantly enhances the lower frequencies of all music. Using sophisticated psychoacoustics, HiFi-Link for iPod nano "adds back the warmth and depth audio compression takes away," the company said.
The remote works up to 50 feet away and allows users to change tracks, playlists, pause, play, fast forward / rewind, and adjust volume as well as power the iPod on and off.