Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) on Thursday took the wraps off their
TransDock, a $99.99 device that interfaces the video iPod not only with your car’s stereo, but its video entertainment system too.
The TransDock is the latest evolution of DLO’s TransPod — it’s a cradle that your iPod rests in that incorporates a wireless FM transmitter, enabling you to play your iPod’s music over your vehicle’s FM radio. The TransDock plugs into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or accessory jack, providing a steady stream of power to recharge the iPod’s batteries.
The TransDock has a more flexible mounting arm than its predecessor, and features a stronger antenna for better signal transmission. It includes four station presets you can assign to unused FM frequencies for strongest reception, along with a blue backlit LCD display for easy viewing.
While the TransDock’s cradle accommodates any dock connector-equipped iPod (an adapter is included to give the nano a snug fit), the TransPod is also equipped with a USB interface, so it can juice up any other device that can draw power from a USB cable. The device sends a video signal to the automobile’s AV system using an additional hard-wired output.
DLO includes two interchangeable faceplates to better integrate the TransDock into the car’s interior.