on Friday announced the TuneStage for iPod nano, which connects the iPod nano to a home entertainment system or vehicle audio system wirelessly, using Bluetooth technology. It costs $179.99 and is coming in July.
When used at home, the TuneStage’s transmitter connects to the dock connector of the iPod nano and a small receiver attaches to the stereo system. It can transmit from up to 33 feet away, and doesn’t require a line of sight in order to work. The receiver connects to a stereo using RCA or 3.5 mm outputs.
The TuneStage transmitter can also work in a car or using headphones, without the receiver, if either support the BlueTooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).
The transmitter draws its power from the iPod nano and requires no additional batteries. What’s more, it includes a mini USB port so you can charge the iPod nano while it’s in use. Belkin estimates that the TuneStage works for up to six hours on a fully charged iPod nano. No software is required to use the device.
Belkin’s Web site had not been updated with information about the TuneStage for iPod nano as
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