updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu August 21, 2008
Fusion iPod head unit
Australia-based Fusion electronics announced it will soon release its CA-1P500 automotive head unit that is unique thanks to its internal iPod docking station. The head unit's faceplate tilts open to reveal an open space that will house the iPod touch, fifth- and sixth-generation iPod classic as well as the second and third-generation iPod nano. Users will be able to control their tucked-away iPod via the head unit's controls and view current artist and track information on the head unit's OLED display while their portable music players are charged.
The head unit will also support MP3-encoded CDs, and features a MOSFET 50Wx4 channel amplifier. An auxiliary 3.5mm input will allow other audio devices to play music through the car's audio system. An AM/FM RDS tuner is part of the CA-1P500 as well.
For tuning music delivery, users get a low- and high-pass filter control along with a subwoofer level adjustment. The detachable faceplate's display can be lit up in a choice of white or blue.
The CA-1P500 will launch in Australia and the UK in September, and carry an equivalent price of about $280. [via T3]