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Networx BeamDock offers digital iPod-to-stereo wireless audio

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, December 28, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

picOn the heels of Belkin’s quiet announcement of the Bluetooth-enabled iPod-to-stereo solution TuneStage, Germany’s Networx has revealed BeamDock, “the superior wireless audio solution for Apple’s iPod.” BeamDock’s iPod music transmitter resembles a thicker version of the official Apple Dock and includes a similar white receiver that connects to a stereo.

According to Networx, BeamDock’s “fully digital audio transmission… delivers the highest audio quality in a sleek elegant design,” interfacing with the Dock Connector port of current iPods, or the analog audio output ports of older iPods and non-iPod devices. The BeamDock boasts a 100-foot transmission range via 2.4GHz ISM broadcasting, built-in volume controls, full iPod-to-computer connectivity via mini USB and mini FireWire ports, and a rechargeable battery for eight hours of continuous playback when disconnected from the included power supply. Users can also switch between 14 2.4GHz channels to avoid interfering with other wireless connections and telephones. Initial BeamDock shipments are planned for late February 2005 at a price of $160.00.

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Comments

1

I hope Belkin’s is cheaper and attaches to the top of the iPod, so it will function more like a remote.

Posted by DoTheChew on December 29, 2004 at 6:08 AM (PDT)

2

I’d prefer something that attaches on the bottom and functions like a remote, but has an arm that can swing back so you can stand the iPod up also.

This dock thing looks cool, but if anyone has ever tried to use the scroll wheel while the iPod is docked, it is difficult.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on December 29, 2004 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

3

I will wait for a wireless LAN dock so my iPod can join my PC as part of my home network music source.

Posted by syciprider on December 29, 2004 at 6:25 PM (PDT)

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