December 26, 2008

ASUS Now Launches iPod-Friendly AIR3 Internet Radio

ASUS Now Launches iPod-Friendly AIR3 Internet Radio For those who are waiting for an iPod speaker with internet radio, now ASUS officially launches AIR3 which utilizes a Texas Instruments Class-D amplifier and HDSS (High Definition Sound Standard).

AIR3 also has S-Video / composite video outs and supports UPnP sharing via 802.11b/g WiFi or Ethernet.

You can check out its functions here:

* Speakers for iPod
The AIR3 is compatible with all iPods (except iPod shuffle) through its HDSS® speakers, and charges the iPod concurrently while playing audio files. Also, the video and image files in the connected iPod can be displayed on TVs and LCD monitors connected (via S-Video and composite video) to the AIR3.

* Internet Radio
Internet radio provides users with music and news from around the world. Connecting to the Internet via a wired or wireless network, users can tune in to more than 10,000 radio stations worldwide. Users can choose from a wide range of categories, all simplified and categorized into their respective genres for easy listening.

* UPnP Sharing
By placing the AIR3 and PCs on the same network; and utilizing an UPnP-enabled application such as Windows® Media Player 11, audio files can be accessed and streamed via the AIR3. This not only provides users with an easily accessible playlist of music, but also allows for easy sharing of music with connected computer or users.
Multimedia players can be connected to the AIR3 via an Aux-In jack located at the back of the AIR3 and the bundled cable. With the flexibility to connect other audio devices to the AIR3, users can then enjoy high definition music via the AIR3’s speakers for maximum entertainment.

* Weather Forecast
The AIR3 provides weather forecasts for major cities around the world via the Internet, providing users with up-to-date reports on weather developments prior to making travel plans for leisure or business.

Not word on pricing or release date.


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