updated 04:25 pm EDT, Fri July 18, 2008
Yamaha launches iPod dock
Yamaha has launched the YDS-11SL iPod dock, which allows users to play the digital music stored on their iPods via their home theater system. The dock is made to connect to Yamaha's receivers as well as the company's YSP-3050 speaker bar, providing full control via the home theater electronics maker's remote. The iPod screen comes up on users' video displays via Yamaha's On-Screen Display visual interface.
The YDS-11SL dock is compatible with the iPod touch, nano, mini and click-wheel iPods, including classic, and will charge their batteries during playback. Videos from the devices can also be played on TVs connected to the Yamaha receiver. The dock connects to select Yamaha receivers via a single dedicated cable, eliminating clutter.
The dock is available now on Yamaha's online store and in retailers, priced at nearly $100.