Along with all the wonderfully cool products that Apple unleashed this morning, they also included an Apple Universal Dock and Remote.

The Apple remote works with the Universal Dock and your iMac G5′s Front Row software. With a click of the Remote’s buttons you bring up Front Row’s interface and you can interact with videos, photos, music and more.

Similar control can be had of your iPod is docked to the Universal Dock. Finally, Apple got smart and made the a dock that is backwards compatible with older iPods (this should enable Apple to sell more during the holiday shopping bananza) by including adaptors.

We are unsure if the Remote is infrared or Bluetooh. Hard to say, as Bluetooth makes the most sense if Apple wanted it to be backwards compatible with older macs. The thing that throws us off is that Universal Dock appears to have an infrared sensor on its front.

The Univeral Dock is compatible with the following iPods:

  • iPod mini (4GB and 6GB)
  • iPod with click wheel (20GB, 40GB, U2 Special Edition)
  • iPod with color display (20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB, U2 Special Edition)

Apple Remote: $29.00 (available in 2-3 weeks)
Apple Universal Dock: $39.00 (available in 1-2 weeks)

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."