updated 08:50 am EST, Mon December 4, 2006
TuneView for iPod ships
Keyspan on Monday announced it is now shipping "TuneView for iPod," a powerful remote with color LCD screen and 2-way RF connectivity that provides a new wireless way to manage an iPod. "TuneView is unique. It's unlike any iPod remote that you've used before," said Keyspan president Mike Ridenhour. "TuneView features a color LCD screen that lets you remotely view the contents of your iPod and control playback -- allowing you to manage the iPod as if it were in your hands." TuneView for iPod consists of a 2-way RF remote with color LCD screen, a universal iPod dock, a USB power adapter, audio and USB cables, and selected dock inserts. It is available now for $180 and will be available outside of North America in January.
Users can connect the iPod to a stereo or powered speakers using the audio line out jack, connect the iPod to a TV using the S-Video jack, charge the iPod from an AC outlet using the USB Power Adapter, and browse and control the iPod from around the house with LCD remote. Additionally, the TuneView Dock can be used to sync an iPod with iTunes running on a PC or Mac, and TuneView supports English, German, French, and Spanish.
"Both the TuneView dock and TuneView remote are USB devices that can be updated via a firmware download, just like an iPod," noted Ridenhour. "Over time, Keyspan will release firmware updates that will add new capabilities to TuneView."