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CONNECTIVITY: Use your iPod and Smartphone in parallel with Ten's Bluetooth naviPlay Kit
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 22.05.05 - 18:58:36 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12502x
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Now that's a sweet and meaningful use of Bluetooth - if you have an Apple iPod and Bluetooth enabled Smartphone. Ten Technology recently announced that it has upgraded its naviPlay Bluetooth wireless stereo remote and iPod adaptor to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled mobile phones.

The naviPlay iPod Adapter and Remote work together to provide digital audio streaming, giving you untethered use and control of your iPod. Just attach the naviPlay remote using the armband, belt clip or lanyard and tuck your iPod and naviPlay adapter nearby. The possibilities are limitless.

Now, with the updated naviPlay Kit, users will never have to sacrifice entertainment for fear of missing a call," Ten says. "When there is an incoming call, the user will hear ring tones in their headphones and can take the call with the built-in microphone in the naviPlay Handsfree Stereo Remote. When the call is ended, the music will resume playing."

According to iPodlounge, the company said that starting May 23 the naviPlay units without the new hands-free feature can be updated with a free downloadable firmware update from its website.
The naviPlay is compatible with all Dock Connector iPods (3G/4G, photo and mini) and retails for US$ 199,00 and supports Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control (AVRCP) as well as Headset (HSP) and Handsfree (HFP) Bluetooth profiles.

Another great proof for Bluetooth and how it can connect different devices. Now I wonder if Apple will include Bluetooth into their next iPods - whenever they will be released?

Cheers ~ Arne

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