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Peripheral will ship its first all-in-one adapter that can add many devices at once to factory radios. This "hub" or gateway, the Gateway2Car, allows the car radio to connect to multiple devices such as an iPod, Zune or other MP3 player; a Bluetooth cellular phone with music; and HD Radio.
The new Gateway2Car comes in a modular format so that the basic unit offers iPod connectivity, and the step-up package adds stereo Bluetooth and MP3 player capability. The Gateway2Car can also connect to Peripheral's HD Radio receiver. The Gateway plugs into the satellite radio port of the radio while retaining satellite radio capability. The unit will ship in the first quarter at $149 for the basic iPod connector. Prices on the other adapters will be announced.