By Lisa Johnston
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Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) is introducing the DLO nanoTune for the iPod nano. The unit combines an FM transmitter, FM radio and headphone amplifier into one convenient package.
The nanoTune's FM transmitter allows users to play iPod nano music in the car, at home or anywhere there is a stereo. It also adds an FM radio to the iPod nano for on-the-go news, sports and weather updates.
Other features include an integrated protective case that doubles as a desktop stand and a 30-pin iPod connector for use with all existing iPod car chargers and most iPod docks.
The DLO nanoTune plays iPod's music wirelessly over any available FM radio frequency from 88.1 to 107.9. By switching to iPod mode, the nanoTune increases the iPod nano's volume output by over 25 percent. As an added bonus, the nanoTune repositions the iPod nano headphone port to the top of the unit, making headphone access more convenient.
Suggested retail is $69.99, and the unit, which is smaller than a cellphone, is available.
DLO also is shipping in mid-April Home Dock Deluxe, said to be the first adapter to let users navigate iPods via a TV screen and a remote so they can see what's playing and play the unit through their TV/home theater system. The unit displays iPod information on a TV screen for ease of viewing and allows users to view TV shows stored on their iPod.
The Home Dock Deluxe, including a 20-function remote for a total $149.99 suggested retail, charges an iPod and is compatible with most of these devices.
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