updated 11:55 am EST, Wed January 24, 2007
Bluetooth dock bridge
German Bluetooth specialists ANYCOM have announced the FIPO, an upcoming bridge device for iPod docks, writes Electronista. Instead of enabling iPod content to be played elsewhere, as one might expect, the FIPO actually permits any Bluetooth-enabled music player -- including a cellphone -- to stream audio through the dock. Once paired, the player and the FIPO can then exchange control commands, such as play, pause, and track skip. This works both ways, such that buttons on a car stereo, for instance, can change tracks on a phone. The FIPO will begin production for Europe and the US on February 15th and cost about $99.