launched its first stand-alone
iPod/iPhone dock/charging stand, which delivers music and video from Apple’s docked
devices to any connected audio or video system, including Tivoli’s tabletop
audio systems and radios.
Dubbed The Connector, the $125
dock is Apple-certified for use with iPods and iPhones, enabling an iPhone to
receive calls while docked without creating interference. A supplied remote
control operates both The Connector and most iPhone or iPod functions, the
The Connector uses S-Video and composite-video
outputs to play iPod/iPhone-stored video through a connected TV. Its audio line
outputs deliver audio from the docked devices to a stereo system or to a TV.
The Connector is packaged with nine dock
adapters to accommodate multiple iPod versions. For use anywhere in the world,
the device is packaged with a 100-240V universal external switching supply and
power-adapter plugs. The Connector is fully protected from short circuits, over
voltage and reverse polarity connection, the company added.
The stand comes in furniture-grade
walnut or cherry, aluminum, black and multi-layer high-gloss white to match
existing Tivoli Audio radios and audio systems. An adjustable chrome back
support protects the iPod when its controls are pushed and prevents accidental
breakage of the dock connector.