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BTI debuts U-Link, Tunestir 2, and FM Transmitter for nano

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Friday, December 2, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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In a meeting with iLounge editors this afternoon, Battery Technology Incorporated revealed U-Link, Tunestir 2, and FM Transmitter for iPod nano, a new series of accessories slated to appear over the next month. We apologize for the graininess of the photos below (and larger versions in View Photos), which were snapped during the meeting; higher-quality images are en route.

imageU-Link is a “versatile adaptor” designed for “connecting old iPod accessories to iPod nano.” Planned for imminent release at a $20 price point, U-Link plugs into a nano’s headphone and Dock Connector ports, and according to the company will enable any top-mounting accessory for 3G, 4G, or mini iPods to work on the nano. BTI claims to have tested numerous accessories with U-Link without incident.

imageTunestir 2 is an upgraded version of the company’s $60 all-in-one FM radio tuner, FM transmitter and in-line remote control, currently specifically designed for use with iPod nano. BTI promises that Tunestir 2’s radio quality has been dramatically improved with a new antenna, and its controls have been simplified with two simple switches and a power button. The unit’s industrial design has been changed, as well, with sleeker curves and a glossier finish.

imageFM Transmitter for iPod nano offers a unique solution to the challenges that have faced nano transmitter developers: it mounts a LCD tuning screen and button controls on the nano’s back, and uses a spine-like design that runs from nano’s bottom to its top. We’re awaiting further details on pricing. Larger pictures are available at View Photos, below.

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1

interesting- i’m curious how the U-link will work. i will be following this one

Posted by photofire on December 2, 2005 at 6:48 PM (PDT)

2

I’ve been thinking that somebody would have to come out with something like this for the new 5G iPods. Hopefully U-Link will come out sson for the new iPods as well.

Posted by rivertrek on December 2, 2005 at 8:46 PM (PDT)

3

rivertrek, you took the words right outa my mouth. I would buy a U-Link style adapter for my 5G iPod in a second. I think it would become a very popular item for all those who invested in lots of accessories hat need the remote port.

Posted by maccrooner on December 2, 2005 at 9:14 PM (PDT)

4

Yeah, but the nano supposedly can’t do voice recording, so what’s left to attach? FM modulators (which are gonna look way oversized) and those Griffin light thingamabobs. Doesn’t seem like a big deal to me.

Posted by Railrider on December 2, 2005 at 10:15 PM (PDT)

5

FM Transmitter looks surprisingly like Griffin itrip nano introduced six weeks ago.

http://ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/griffin-intros-itrip-for-ipod-nano/

Posted by podincar on December 3, 2005 at 7:46 AM (PDT)

6

a u-link for the 5g please.

Posted by bunnycake on December 3, 2005 at 12:34 PM (PDT)

7

Any chance the U-link will allow use of any of the available attachments to upload photos from a digital camera or flash memory card so the nano can be used to store photos while shooting in the field?

Posted by Gratefulmed on December 3, 2005 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

8

Looks like I can use the u-link to hook up my nano to my burton amp bag. cool.

Posted by No Coast on December 5, 2005 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

9

I ordered one, works great with my amp pack.

They have them for sale @ Powerwarehouse.com for $20

IP-ULINK

Posted by dggraphics on January 23, 2006 at 7:20 PM (PDT)

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