I guess the folks over at Universal Remote Control, Inc. don’t have a ton of faith in Apple’s design team. Why so? Well, their latest product, the PSX-2, enables users to control their iPod like never before and ‘with a much higher and more customized level of control than is available on the iPod itself.’ Wait, I thought the idea behind Apple’s simplified and streamlined menu’s were all about ease of use. Sorry, I ramble on.
The PSX-2 is a universal dock designed for the iPod. It does the usual dock stuff, but enables home theater junkies the abilities to control the PMP right from their IR or RF remote control. Options includes one touch playlists, shuffle music, create favorites and a whole lot more. Users of URC’s KP-9000 Wireless Keypad will be able to take advantage of the on-screen menus and surf their iPod’s content as if they were using a dedicated music server, or so the company claims. The PSX-2 also connects to the home’s network – I assume over Ethernet – so that your iPod is always up to date with the latest music and video downloads.
The URC PSX-2 iPod Dock is available through certified dealers for $300 a pop.
Press release here