Peripheral maker Belkin on Tuesday introduced the TuneBase FM for the iPod mini, a device that enables users of Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod mini portable music player to power, charge and play the contents of their devices simultaneously while in their automobiles.
The TuneBase FM works from any cigarette lighter outlet and features a flexible steel neck and swivel cradle. An integrated FM transmitter that lets you listen to the iPod mini’s music from your car’s FM radio — a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) shows you what station you’re tuned to. The TuneBase FM operates on multiple FM channels from 88.1 – 107.9MHz, and has four programmable memory locations for station pre-sets. A 3.5mm audio output also allows you to use a cassette adapter or audio cable if you prefer. The TuneBase FM will begin shipping on November 22, 2004 for an estimated retail price of US$79.99. Belkin’s Web site had not been updated with information about the TuneBase FM as MacCentral posted this article.