updated 05:40 pm EDT, Thu October 26, 2006
HookUp Bluetooth remote
Lenntek has unveiled the HookUp, a tandem Bluetooth receiver and remote designed to more effectively bridge the audio of cellphones and iPods. The receiver connects to the Dock Connector on fifth-generation iPods, making use of an intermediary remote to handle basic audio controls on both the portable player and a Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone. As with similar remotes, the HookUp automatically pauses music when it detects an incoming call and resumes when the call ends, according to Electronista. The accessory allows owners to safely pocket both devices until access to more advanced functionality is required. The company is already shipping the Bluetooth adapter for $130.