January 12th, 2006, 17:02
Following Tuesday's news about the DLO HomeDock Deluxe, here's another iPod dock that displays menus and playlists on your TV, and from the description, this one does a lot more. The Griffin TuneCenter, due out in March for $100, puts your iPod playlists on the big screen, lets you control video and slideshow playback, and also acts as an Internet radio receiver when connected to a home network, either over Ethernet or via WiFi. And it works with 3G-and-newer iPods. Output options are similar to DLO's: S-Video, Composite and RCA for audio. One thing not mentioned in Griffin's specs is whether this charges your iPod when it's docked. We'll assume for now that it does; otherwise, you'd better be prepared to stop the music every few hours to juice up.