Marantz Intros The Bluetooth IS301 iPod Dock And Confuses
The linked translation of the soon to be released Marantz IS301 iPod Dock is all but clear, but one things for sure: the iPod dock’s hay day has come and gone. This abundantly large device uses the magic of Bluetooth to wirelessly transmit video and audio to your home’s gear. Its got a whole mess of ports, which includes component, S-Video and even RJ45 (not sure what those are for) and isn’t officially compatible with the iPhone. I was under the impression that streaming video over Bluetooth wasn’t feasible considering the bandwidth of the wireless protocol, but perhaps pictures and music are the intention.
The somewhat antiquated Marantz IS301 iPod Dock is due out January 09 and will be hitting Japanese retailers for ¥26,250 or $277 US. Maybe then we’ll get some clarity on this thing.