By Lisa Johnston
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Clearwater, Fla. — iSimple, a division of Aamp of America, took the wraps off a pair of vehicle accessories today and will have the devices on display during CTIA 2013, held in Las Vegas next week.
The BluStream car kit (model ISBT52) is designed to be used with any car featuring a 3.5mm jack. The plug-in device enables in-car Bluetooth and connects to most car radios, the company said. Suggested retail is $59.95.
Features include an echo-canceling microphone, a Call/Play button, A2DP streaming, USB power port for charging. It’s currently available.
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Tampa Bay, Fla. — iSimple has launched its SwitchPlay cable, meant for use with rear-seat entertainment systems.
Designed to work with 30-pin iPods, iPhones and iPads, the SwitchPlay (IS7603) lets users switch video playback between their Apple device and the vehicle’s display screen using a button on the connector. Suggested retail is $54.95.
It was built in conjunction with Stinger Electronics, and iSimple said the cable will install easily in most vehicles. The SwitchPlay also supports battery charging (2.1 amps at 5 volts) for most Apple models.