(Rushden, UK) – 27 January, 2011 – Belkin, Europe’s leading manufacturer of in-car music player solutions has today announced the launch of two new products to join its market leading range, the AirCast Auto and TuneBase FM LIVE.
Belkin’s AirCast Auto is the ultimate in-car solution for playing music or taking hands free calls from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. The AirCast Auto routes calls, music and even internet radio through your car’s own stereo system using Bluetooth digital processing, ensuring superior phone call and audio quality and a great listening experience.
The AirCast Auto’s multi-function Call/Play button with embedded microphone and echo cancellation can be placed anywhere on the dashboard allowing you to switch easily between music and calls. It can also be used to skip forward to the next track.
The AirCast Auto is powered via your cigarette lighter socket and the adapter comes with a 2.1 Amp USB port so you can charge your navigation system, iPad or other USB devices while you’re on the move. Connection to your car’s stereo system is via the 3.5 mm auxiliary audio input jack, a feature found on most newer cars.
Belkin’s new TuneBase FM LIVE allows you to listen to music from your iPhone or iPod through your car stereo and quickly find the best FM station with the help of your device’s GPS system. TuneBase FM LIVE combines ClearScan technology with Belkin’s ClearScan LIVE iPhone App to provide the best FM station recommendations wherever you drive. The App can be downloaded from the AppStore for free. If your car stereo supports RDS it will also show information on the track you’re listening to on your radio’s display screen.
The TuneBase FM LIVE has a convenient base stand which also charges your iPod or iPhone and allows you to leave your iPhone or iPod in its protective case. Once in the base stand, your iPhone can be rotated so you can use the GPS navigation feature.
AirCast Auto (F4U037cw) - £69.99
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- Seamlessly switch between incoming calls and music
- Echo cancelling microphone
- Aux-in connection
- Micro-CLA power adaptor with 2.1 Amp USB port
- Internet streaming available (internet enabled phones only)
- Available now
TuneBase FM LIVE (F8Z618cw) - £59.99
- Includes App for iPhone/iPod Touch which is available free from the Apple AppStore
- Control your FM transmitter from your iPhone and easily find the best FM station to enjoy your music
- GPS-assisted FM station locator
- ClearScan FM station locator
- 1 Amp Charging
- Supports RDS
- iPod/iPhone compatible
- Available March 2011