TEN Technology announced Thursday that its
Bluetooth stereo adapter for Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod will include Hewlett-Packard (HP) Bluetooth Stereo Headphones when the NaviPlay ships next month. TEN is demonstrating both products at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bundle will be available for order from
HP’s e-commerce Web site
beginning in February for US$239.99 — the NaviPlay is presently listed on TEN’s Web site as being available for pre-order alone for $199. Both companies expect to make the kit available at other retail outlets as well.
NaviPlay adapts the audio output from all Dock Connector-equipped iPods using Bluetooth, a wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) technology gaining traction with printers and mobile devices like cell phones and handheld computers. Audio is streamed to a remote you can wear on an armband or belt clip, and you can listen using HP’s Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. HP is a major manufacturing partner of Apple’s — the company sells its own Apple iPod from HP, an HP-branded version of the iPod.