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Macally rolls out BTCUP FM transmitter

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, September 17, 2007
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Macally has announced the release of its BTCUP, an iPod accessory that combines a cup holder, FM transmitter, and Bluetooth hands-free device. It features a backlit LCD display for selecting radio stations at night, auto-switching between iPod and phone modes when users receive an incoming call, and the ability to charge the iPod when docked. Andrew Saldana, vice president of sales and marketing for Macally, said, “iPod users can now comfortably listen to their favorite iPod tunes through the FM car stereo receiver while also having the benefit of hands-free functionality for their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones.” The Macally BTCUP is compatible with third- through fifth-generation iPods, first- through third-generation iPod nanos, and the iPod classic, and is available now for $120. In addition, Macally plans to offer a BTCUP for iPhone in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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1

It seems that this product is several months late.  They listed a release date of Feb 2007.  I was wondering what happened to it.

With the release of the new iPods and the steep price, I don’t know that they will have many takers.

Posted by Navec245 on September 17, 2007 at 2:54 PM (PDT)

2

I know without a 1/8” out I’ll leave my Nano in my Transpod. :(

Posted by Archer on September 17, 2007 at 7:32 PM (PDT)

3

I like this… Looking forward to a review!

Cheers!

Posted by b.mick on September 18, 2007 at 4:58 AM (PDT)

4

I see they have these in stock at Fry’s now.
Just FYI.

Cheers!

Posted by b.mick on September 28, 2007 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

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