updated 04:00 pm EDT, Wed April 12, 2006
HomeDock Deluxe for iPod
Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) today announced it is now shipping the DLO HomeDock Deluxe Home Entertainment Dock for iPod with On-Screen Navigation. The HomeDock Deluxe lets users view and select their iPod's music on a television screen using the included 18-button remote control that navigates through the iPod's music, videos and photos. The company says the new device adds a new twist to the iPod by displaying music content onto a television screen. The remote allows users to control over 14 playback functions via an original, customizable interface. Song information is large and easy to read from anywhere in the room, according to DLO. The HomeDock Deluxe has two distinct modes: On-Screen Navigation Mode (for music interface on a TV) and iPod Mode (to play videos or photo slideshows on a TV directly from the iPod).
"On-screen navigation of iPod's music on your TV has been a dream of iPod owners for a long time and now DLO will be the first company to put that feature into customers' hands," said Jeff Grady, CEO of DLO. "The Homedock Deluxe's innovations expand the iPod's reach for our customers. The Deluxe changes the way you experience your iPod."
The HomeDock Deluxe features four color theme settings: Aqua, Forest Green, Metal and Teal, enabling owners to personalize their HomeDock Deluxe to match their personal taste or a room's decor. It also features three Screen Savers including Status Bar (which shows the current song info and play status), Black Screen and DLO Logo.
The DLO HomeDock Deluxe connects to a Home Stereo and TV with standard RCA plugs and S-Video connection -- without any adapters or Y-cables. The iPod's music is sent to the stereo through the audio line-out from the dock connector of the iPod. The HomeDock Deluxe continuously powers an iPod while connected to a home stereo or TV. Optionally, HomeDock Deluxe owners can simply connect it to a stereo or pair of powered speakers for music-only playback (without on-screen TV navigation or video playback).
HomeDock Deluxe offers everything needed to connect an iPod to a home stereo and/or TV in one simple package, including an AC power adapter, a 6-foot AV cable, an 18-button IR remote control and a powered speaker adapter cable. With an adjustable docking stand, the HomeDock Deluxe works with any dockable iPod back to the 4th generation iPods, including the iPod nano and iPod mini. It features a USB 2.0 port for syncing from a user's computer and is available now for $150.