on Wednesday revealed plans to offer new TuneBase FM and TuneFM accessories for Apple’s fifth-generation iPods and iPod nano models. The new devices are expected to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, and will hit store shelves in January as well.
The TuneFM provides the ability for iPods and iPod nanos to transmit audio to a nearby FM receiver. Available in two versions, one for iPod and one for iPod nano, the TuneFM connects through the dock connector, and uses the iPod or iPod nano’s own LCD display to show you the frequency it’s tuned to.
An auto power cord is included to charge the iPod’s battery while in use, and you can program channels. There are four button presets and a tuning toggle button as well. The TuneFM will cost US$49.99.
The TuneBase FM provides users with a mount, power charging and FM tuner for their automobile. It’s compatible with either iPod nanos or fourth- and fifth-generation iPod models and iPod minis. The TuneBase FM features a flexible steel neck so you can orient it as it suits you, and like the TuneFM it includes four programmable preset buttons. Belkin will ship it with a $79.99 suggested retail price.
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