Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) has announced that it’s shipping its
HomeDock, which it bills as a “home entertainment center” for Apple’s iPod. The HomeDock costs US$99.
The HomeDock provides a way for iPod users to connect to their own home entertainment systems and control it, using a discrete 14-button remote control. The device charges the iPod and connects it to an entertainment system using RCA audio, composite video and S-Video connections, and also features a USB 2.0 interface for syncing music between the iPod and a Mac or PC. An included stereo to mini adapter also lets the HomeDock work with powered speaker systems.
Color iPods, iPod photos and iPod nanos can display photos and album art on your television or projector using the HomeDock, and what’s more, new fifth-generation iPods can also display videos and television shows. The remote can pause, resume, rewind and advance video in addition to controlling volume.
The HomeDock includes everything necessary to connect an iPod to a home stereo, television or home entertainment system. The package includes a universal dock for the iPod, a 14-function remote control, an AC power adapter, a 6-foot AV cable, and a 6-inch RCA stereo-to-mini adapter. Connections are made with the included AV cable. Superior audio signal is provided via the line output from the bottom dock connection of the iPod. High-quality S-Video is also available for picture and video output with the DLO HomeDock. The HomeDock also charges the iPod’s battery while in use.
The DLO HomeDock is also a PC or Mac compatible dock for the new video iPod, iPod nano or previous iPod versions and the iPod mini. It features a USB 2.0 port for easy syncing and charging to keep an iPod updated and ready to go. It even allows you to connect your iPod without removing it from your favorite iPod case. An owner can also use their HomeDock and iPod with their favorite powered speaker system.
For more on iPod accessories, please visit the
Accessories Product Guide.