Belkin has introduced its RockStar, a device that lets you attach headphones and MP3 players so you can mix and match your music with friends. It will cost $19.99 when it goes on sale in the United States this March. It'll be available internationally starting in April.
The RockStar is designed to make listening to your digital audio files more of a group social experience. It's aimed at teens and others who might want to learn about what kind of music their friends like, for example -- one user can jack their iPod in and up to five people can listen, or you can connect multiple iPods or MP3 players if you prefer.
The RockStar has one hard-wired connection to attach to an MP3 player, and five more ports you can use to connect headphones or other MP3 players. Mixing and fade-ins are controlled by the standard controls ofe ach MP3 player; one cable is include to attach another MP3 player (beyond that, users have to bring their own headphones and cables).
Belkin's Web site had not been updated with information about the RockStar as Macworld posted this article.