Logitec Japan has introduced a Bluetooth Audio Receiver. Compatible with DAPs, PCs, mobile phones or other electronic gadgets, the device comes in four different colors. It utilizes Wolfson Audio Plus 3D Audio Technology and controls playback/stop/remote control. The company claims about 200 hours of battery life for the 2.1 Bluetooth (A2DP, AVRCP, HSP/HFP) receiver. No date or price of the LBT-AR200C2 has been released at this point.
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Now you can watch 22 TV and 20 radio satellite channels in your car with AT&T CruiseCast. Watch or listen to kids, entertainment, documentary, music, comedy, news and sports channels. Working with RaySat, the system features a receiver and compact antenna for trucks, cars and SUVs that they claim overcomes out-of-sight obstacles like tunnels or trees. CruiseCast works with any existing rear seat entertainment system and will be available this spring for $1,299.00 plus ~$28.00 monthly subscription fee.
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Powermat combines a super-thin mat and receiver to wirelessly charge 3 to 6 electronic devices, all at the same rate as their own chargers. Using magnetic induction, there are a dozen different receivers that will work with phones, PDAs, headsets, MP3 players, handheld games, GPS units, laptops, batteries, cameras, and more. For example, the one for home use comes with a storage tray and can handle up to 4 devices and has a USB port to charge a fifth. A fall debut is expected, so sign up on their site if you would like to be notified when the Powermats become available.
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We expect that it won’t be long before all computers have touchscreens, but if you cannot wait, Pen And Free has released the Duo. Change your PC or laptop by installing the receiving station atop or on the side of your display. You then define the application area you want to use as a tablet. There are two versions, one for laptops up to 15.4-inches and one for monitors up to 22-inches. The MSRP on the PNF Duo is $44.00
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Sony’s stereo Bluetooth in-ear buds should be just the thing for joggers, travelers, or anyone else who gets tired of cords. The DR-BT160AS has over-the-ear hooks and the band encircles the back of your head. With a lithium-ion battery, you get 7 hours of play or 100 standby time before needing a recharge. Plug the transmitter into your iPod and get an effective range of 30 ft. with a frequency range of 2.4000 to 2.4835GHz. You can get the earbuds and TMR-BT8iP transmitter/receiver for $179.99.
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Harman Kardon has created a dock that can connect your iPhone/iPod (except for the shuffle) with their home entertainment system. The Bridge has a single connection, can be controlled from the remote of an HK receiver, and shows on-screen or front-panel messages. Compatible with the Kardon AVR 40, 45 or 47 Series, or AVR 146, the dock also recharges your gadget while it works. Contact Harman Karman for price and availability.
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