Belkin TuneStage 2 for iPod
Wireless Music for your Home Stereo
Belkin have released their second
generation TuneStage 2 device for the latest incarnation of iPods which
allows you to wirelessly transfer music from your iPod to your home stereo without any
cables, software or fiddle some installation problems.
To make things even more appealing, the
Belkin TuneStage 2 for iPod uses Bluetooth technology that can support a
distance of up to 25 metres and even through walls. (Belkin suggested 30
feet) Although it should
be stated that Bluetooth is generally limited to 10 metres, however due
to the latest Bluetooth technology of the device, it does offer
So what exactly is the Belkin TuneStage 2?
The device basically transforms your 5th generation iPod into a remote
control which allows you to wireless stream music to your home stereo
with CD quality.
Provides up to 7 hours of playtime
Featuring Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR
Navigate your playlists from over 30 ft. away
Turns your iPod into a wireless remote
Requires no software
Access all iPod features
Requires no batteries, power comes from iPod
Bluetooth receiver connects to your home stereo with included cable
Charges with included USB cable
Works with: iPod Video (30GB, 60GB, 80GB), iPod nano (1GB, 2GB, 4GBM
iPod 4G (w/ colour display)
The first thing users will notice about the device is the sleek new look
which easily attaches to your iPod without installing any strange
updates or even cables. The device comes with a power supply, wireless
receiver, wireless adapter and audio cables in order to listen to your
music on your home stereo.
Installing the Belkin TuneStage 2 was a
breeze and the wireless adapter simply connected onto our 80GB
iPod Video. The wireless receiver then simply plugs into the stereo and the
power and la and behold, you are automatically transmitting CD quality
wireless music to your home stereo.
We even tested the unit through two rooms
and the quality remained the same. This is due to the latest Bluetooth
technology called 2.0+EDR which not only allows for higher quality
communication but also reduced power consumption.
The wireless adapter for your 5th
generation iPod is also powered by the iPod so users can expect around 7
hours of playback. Once again the product is backed by Belkin's great
support and a three year warranty.
In conclusion, the Belkin TuneStage 2 for
iPod is a must have piece of equipment if you are considering connecting
your iPod to your home stereo, especially wirelessly.