TEAC offers HD Radio iPod docking system

TEAC on Thursday announced the HD-1, a new tabletop iPod and iPhone docking system equipped with HD Radio technology. It's available for $130.

The HD-1 enables users to listen to their iPods or to tune in to FM radio channels. HD Radio is a newer technology that provides higher-quality audio sound—it's being used at nearly 2,000 radio stations across the country.

In addition to the higher-quality sound, the signal includes digital information about the song and artist; using an "iTunes Tagging" feature, you can click a button or "tag" songs you hear on the radio that you'd like to buy. The HD-1 will automatically upload that song information to the iPod, and the next time the device is synchronized to your Mac, that song will appear as part of a "Tagged playlist" of selected songs that you can preview, purchase and download from the iTunes Store.

The HD-1 plays and charges all iPhones and iPods, according to TEAC. It includes a remote control, dual alarm clock with snooze button and five equalizer presets. A headphone jack and video and audio outputs are also included.

TEAC's Web site had not been updated with information about the HD-1 as Macworld posted this article.

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