Macworld Conference & Expo
with a trio of new products that it officially announced on Tuesday. You can check them out at the company’s booth (#2137) in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
XtremeMac’s major announcement is a new extended distance, high-fidelity, wireless audio streaming technology. You can take an audio source, such as an iPod, and wirelessly stream its audio to a device at line-of-sight distances of over 300 feet thanks to a core technology based on Class 1 Bluetooth standards.
The company added that this technology will form the foundation of a series of new products, the first of which is a battery-powered transmitter that can stream audio from a digital music player or a computer to a playback device, such as a stereo, headphones, or speakers. The transmitter will be available in spring 2004.
XtremeMac also added to its line of iPod accessories with the SportWrap iPod Armband. It’s a sports case designed for those who want to listen to music while jogging, running, and engaging in other high-impact exercises that could potentially jar the digital music player. It’s made of Neoprene, which makes it water-resistant and washable, and it comes with an extension for music enthusiasts with longer arms.
The SportWrap iPod Armband is available now with a US$29.95 suggested retail price.
Finally, XtremeMac announced theRecipeManager. This application “takes recipe organization and usability to a whole new level,” says president and CEO Gary Bart. It comes loaded with over 300 recipes to get you started, but you can also enter and organize your own collection of cooking creations. Use the Cooking View to display instructions in print large enough to be seen across the kitchen.
TheRecipeManager also allows you to annotate your recipes with nutritional information, photos, cooking temperatures, and other notes. It even features drag-and-drop compatibility with iPhoto, measurement conversions, professional cooking tips, and substitutions for key ingredients. Before you get started, you can print out shopping lists and menus.
TheRecipeManager is available now with a US$39.95 suggested retail price. System requirements call for Mac OS X v.10.2 or higher, 64MB of RAM (128MB recommended), and 30MB of hard drive space.