Macally on Wednesday announced the release of the
BTCUP, a new Bluetooth-equipped FM transmitter for the iPod designed to fit snugly in an automobile car holder. It costs $119.95.
The BTCUP sports a dock connector to hold the iPod, and works with new iPod classics and iPod nanos as well. When it’s plugged in the device charges the iPod (it’s powered using another cable that plugs into a cigarette lighter). The BTCUP can tune in to any FM frequency between 88.1 and 107.9.
The BTCUP has a power on/off switch, frequency up-down buttons and a quick channel switch button. It will remember the last frequency used automatically, and sports a tilted backlit LCD display to make it easy to read.
Additionally, the BTCUP has built-in Bluetooth support for Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. A button on the BTCUP lets you answer calls via Bluetooth and hang up, and it comes with an earphone with an in-line mic.