updated 05:20 pm EDT, Wed September 12, 2007
iPod BTCUP FM transmitter
Macally has announced the BTCUP, a full-channel FM transmitter with a cup holder design for listening to various iPod models while in the car. It features integrated Bluetooth hands-free functionality to connect with Bluetooth-equipped mobile devices keeps the iPod upright, giving the driver full access to the spin wheel and offering a clear view of the screen. In addition, the BTCUP features a backlit LCD display that shows the current channel. Powered through the cigarette lighter, the BTCUP supports third- through sixth-generation iPods, iPod with Video, iPod Photo, first- and second-generation iPod nano as well as the new iPod classic and the new iPod nano. The Macally BTCup also charges the iPod when docked. It can access the full FM spectrum (88.1MHz to 107.9MHz) to utilize the clearest channel available and will automatically access the last used frequency when turned on. The unit will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2007 at a price of $120.