It’s funny how just recently all the AirPort remote talk got hyped up again, and lo an behold Belkin hits with a product that effectively accomplishes much the same goal, without ever having to go to iTunes, or getting off the couch for that matter.
The TuneStage allows you to wirelessly connect your Ipod to your stereo system via a Bluetooth adaptor and Belkins Bluetooth to stereo out hub.The range of the device is said to be 33 feet, and runs off the iPods battery.
Uses advanced Bluetooth v1.2 wireless technology
Connects to your home stereo via 3.5mm audio or RCA stereo outputs
Includes 7 ft. Gold Series RCA stereo cable
Requires no batteries; automatically powers on or off with the iPod
Transmitter features low power consumption of less than 40mA
Requires no software installation — offers Plug-and-Play, out-of-the-box convenience
Tré Cool in my book, now this pretty much accomplishes the entire aim of a “AirPort remote” minus the obvious exclusion of net-radio, but still, mucho handy device in my opinion. Apparently the TuneStage was announced in late 2004, but it will begin shipping in July, and lists for $179.99.