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iLuv Intros iPod Accessories

Port Washington, N.Y. — iLuv has introduced the iLuv i182 video recording dock, which is designed to enable users to record real-time video content to their iPod player or a variety of other portable digital media and devices.

Engineered to provide recording capability for live on-air television programming or personal video content, the iLuv i182 video recording dock can record from various A/V sources, including live or recorded TV, DVD video or camcorders, delivered via composite or S-Video inputs. It also allows users to download personal video footage from camcorders via a USB 2.0 cable and play back this content on portable media players (PMPs) or computers.

The user interface features two buttons. One is to adjust the timer to record in increments of 30, 60, 120 or 180 minutes with resolution up to 640 by 480 at 2.5Mbps for iPods, and 720 by 480 at 5Mbps for other portable media players. The second button on the device is to start and stop recording. The device automatically stops recording at the end of the specified duration, said the company in a release.

Users can transfer video files to digital player, memory card or other devices. When using an iPod, iLuv software included with the i182 makes it possible to automatically register the recorded video file with iTunes and sync to a PC or Macintosh, according to the company. The user can view the video content once it’s downloaded back to the device.

To download recorded video to other players or media, including Sony PSP, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo cards, MultiMedia cards, SD cards, PMPs or USB storage devices, users plug the included iLuv adapter into the i182 dock.

The iLuv i182 will be available in March for $229 suggested retail.

iLuv also introduced two battery boosters for the iPod. The i606A features a leather case that is meant to provide protection, while the battery charger essentially doubles the playback time on iPods, said the company. Users can still sync to iTunes, control the click wheel and connect the headphones with the leather case, and the magnetic closure is meant to ensure a secure fit. It also features a hand strap and a belt clip.

It can be used with the video iPod and will be available in March for a $59.99 suggested retail.

The i605A is similar to the i606A except that it can be used for the iPod nano, both first and second generations. Its built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery more than doubles the playback time of an iPod, up to 56 hours, according to iLuv. It too will be available in March for a $59.99 suggested retail.

Both the i605A and i606A come in white, black, blue, and white with blue panel.