After removing the remote socket on their newest iPod, Apple today announced a new remote with FM radio which uses the iPod docking connector.
Compatible with the iPod nano and fifth generation iPod, the iPod Radio Remote enable;es users to skip tracks and adjust the volume remotely, and listen to FM radio stations while displaying station and song information on their iPod screen. The iPod radio Remote ships immediately for a price of $79.
“The iPod Radio Remote combines two great features in one elegant product,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “The iPod Radio Remote is both the best remote control and the best FM radio listening experience for iPod.”
In addition to the iPod Radio Remote, Apple also announced the iPod AV Connection Kit and iPod nano In-Ear Lanyard Headphones. The iPod AV Connection Kit includes everything needed to connect the iPod to a TV for watching photo slideshows and video, or a stereo system for listening to music, and charges the iPod. It will be available in Februaury for an RRP of $149 (inc GST)
The new iPod nano In-Ear Lanyard Headphones combine the best of the iPod nano Lanyard Headphones and the Apple In-Ear Headphones, providing convenience and style with comfort and sound quality. They are available for an RRP of $79.