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iLink multimedia interface for iPod debuts

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Valor Multimedia has introduced the iLink-L2, an enhanced iPod interface device for home or car use. The iLink allows users to play audio (MP3 or WMA), view photos, and play videos stored on any dockable iPod through any multimedia setup, with an easy on-screen menuing system. The device enables an on-screen display of iPod functions on any connected video monitor, charges the iPod, and is controlled with an IR remote control. “Turn your iPod into a multimedia entertainment center,” says the company. “The world’s first multimedia interface for iPod enables any iPod with dock connector to play video on any multimedia system, home or car.” The iLink sells for $130.

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1

Holy crap, that product page features blinking text!  Haven’t seen that in YEARS… and it’s still every bit as annoying!

Posted by Benji on April 5, 2006 at 4:20 PM (PDT)

2

Hmm… actually, blinking text is only when using Firefox… looks like it’s normal text using IE.

Posted by Benji on April 5, 2006 at 4:21 PM (PDT)

3

...and Opera…

It would be nice if there was some kind of tiny memory expansion for iPod. I have a nano and I was thinking - it would be really cool to be able to have all my most favourite music on my iPod and then my whole library on a separate thing for times when I would want to listen to things that weren’t already on my iPod. I would have bought an iPod with bigger memory had it not been all about the size.

Posted by March Hare on April 5, 2006 at 5:43 PM (PDT)

4

It’s basically using the ipod as a hard drive to store the media and playing it back using it’s own interface…doesn’t seem to use the built-in ipod interface.  The screenshot of the “Ipod Library” view in the PDF manual is really hideous.  At least the drive+play mimics the ipod’s elegant navigation design.

Posted by rgs2 on April 5, 2006 at 7:10 PM (PDT)

5

To save additional wiring in the car, it would have being better if they had included a RF remote rather than using IR.

Posted by aw2r on April 6, 2006 at 10:26 AM (PDT)

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