Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Anycom announced FIPO, a Bluetooth protocol converter that allow any other Bluetooth enabled devices with A2DP compatibility (such as mobile phone, mp3, PC, PDA, laptop, etc.) to transmit audio streams to any iPod intended speaker system. No matter what type of media player you use on your Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, FIPO is still able to play your song with any speaker systems that are designed for iPod. This is a good news for non-iPod owners, you can still enjoy the great quality of iPod speaker system (Altec Lansing iM7, Logitech mm50, iDeck, and so on) without having iPod itself.
To use it simply plug FIPO into Apple iPod connector, then it will automatically start auto-pairing process, searching for paired devices that are able to exchange control command such as play, pause, or navigate through tracks. After the process, you will be able to control music play from your mobile phones or any other Bluetooth devices that you attach with the same way as you control iPod.
It will be available in the middle of February with the starting price approximately $99.
For further reading : Anycom FIPO press released