Griffin TuneCenter for iPod
The Griffin TuneCenter is one of the coolest iPod accessories unveiled for a long time. It’s looks just like a basic iPod dock but wait, there’s more to it than that. This dock can be attached to your television to watch your photos or videos, plug it into your network and listen to Internet radio.
Full press release from Griffin Technology:
Griffin Announces TuneCenter for iPod
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Griffin Technology Inc., creator of all things iPod, today announced TuneCenter docking and charging station for iPods, the most advanced iPod dock in existence.
Attach TuneCenter to your television and stereo for viewing photos, watching video, listening to your iPod music library or internet radio. With the included 14 button remote, TuneCenter turns your iPod into a complete Home Media Center. Just dock the iPod into TuneCenter, and let the entertainment begin.
Among TuneCenter’s innovations is the ability to display iPod playlists and song information on your TV screen. TuneCenter takes music sharing to a whole new level: now the whole room can see at a glance the song title, artist, album and progress of the current song.
TuneCenter’s remote allows navigation of the entire iPod library, as well as preferences such as shuffle and repeat modes, and EQ. Use TuneCenter’s remote to fast forward, rewind, choose next/previous song, browse playlists etc., all without getting up off the couch. This breakthrough is the ultimate solution for taking full (remote!) control of your iPod.
Need more music? No problem. TuneCenter also plays internet radio stations. Choose from thousands of free channels ranging from quiet atmospheres to things that don’t technically qualify as music – your call. Just plug TuneCenter into your network. If you have a wireless access point, you can stream audio wirelessly from the internet. And you can do it all with on-screen navigation. Very cool.
TuneCenter makes even better use of your TV screen than just the ability to display song lists. Use TuneCenter to display your iPod’s photos on the large screen. This is television REALLY worth watching: your own works of art. Display slideshows of your latest vacation, special events etc. Take TuneCenter with you for the most compact business presentation system ever. Simply choose a slideshow and soundtrack and let ‘er rip. TuneCenter’s remote keeps you in control.
When it comes to watching movies, the bigger the better. Your iPod with video is the best way to carry your movies around; but the best place for watching movies and video is on your home entertainment system. Tap the full potential of your video collection with TuneCenter, all at the touch of a button. Fast forward, rewind and pause from the recliner.
Bring iPod home with TuneCenter.
* Composite video
* RCA left and right audio
* Ethernet – RJ45 10-100base T connectivity
* WiFi – Internal 802.11b wireless connectivity
* NTSC/PAL switch
* Dimensions: H: 4.5″, W: 3.9″, D: 3.7″, (115mm x 100mm x 95mm)
* 3rd Generation iPod with touch wheel and buttons
* iPod mini
* 4th Generation iPod with Click Wheel
* iPod photo
* iPod U2 Special Edition
* 4th Generation iPod with Color Screen
* iPod nano
* 5th Generation iPod with Video
Pricing & Availability
The Griffin TuneCenter is priced at $99.99 USD, and it is scheduled to begin shipping in March. Pre-orders are being accepted at www.griffintechnology.com.