Date: Tuesday, September 6th, 2005, 11:19
Griffin Technology Inc. has announced that they are now shipping their US$29.99 SmartDeck Intelligent Cassette Adapter for iPod. SmartDeck allows you to control your iPod using the built in controls of your cassette player. Using their unique sensing technology, the SmartDeck determines which commands the cassette player sends to the iPod.
SmartDeck is more than just a cassette adapter for iPod; it achieves truly seamless integration between iPod and cassette deck. Users can utilize the cassette deck’s forward and rewind buttons to advance to the next or prior songs in the iPod playlist. In addition, pause and stop buttons do what pause and stop buttons are expected to do. When the user hits the cassette deck’s Eject button or switches from Cassette to Radio, Griffin’s SmartPlay technology automatically pauses the iPod. Also, the SmartDeck will have the ability to control the iPod volume settings for optimal sound quality with your deck.
– Control iPod navigation through the car stereo
– Intelligent level control for optimal cassette player input levels
– Features highest-quality cassete tape head for crystal clear quality
– Sets optimal volume on the iPod for best audio quality
– Seamless integration between iPod and car stereo
– User selectable Scan or Skip mode