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Concord, CA, United States, 2007/03/06 - Keyspan updates its new iPod accessory, TuneView for iPod. Added features include faster scrolling, ability to search titles by first-letter and improved wake-from-sleep performance.
Keyspan announced that updated firmware is now available for its "TuneView for iPod," a powerful remote with color LCD screen and 2-way RF connectivity that allows you to browse and manage an iPod® throughout your house or office.
"Users have been telling us how much they appreciate TuneView," explained Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. "They have also contributed a variety of ideas for making TuneView even more useful."
The update increases scrolling speed, adds an ability to jump to a specified first letter within a large list (e.g. in a collection of 8,000 songs jump directly to those starting with "L"), and improves overall wake-from-sleep performance.
"Unlike other iPod remotes, TuneView can be updated by connecting it to the USB port on a PC or Mac and loading new firmware onto the remote," explained Keyspan president Mike Ridenhour. "This provides a way to easily add new functionality to the remote."
Released in December, Keyspan's TuneView for iPod consists of a dock that connects an iPod to a stereo and/or TV, and an RF remote with color LCD that allows you to browse and manage iPod music and videos throughout your house. Additionally, the TuneView Dock can be used to sync an iPod with iTunes® running on a PC or Mac, and TuneView supports English, German, French, and Spanish.
"There's more to come," noted Ridenhour. "We'll continue to enhance TuneView hardware and firmware to deliver a best-in-class remote control for iPod, iTunes and more."
With an MSRP of just $179, TuneView is available from the Keyspan store, Amazon.com, PC Connection, TigerDirect, Buy.com, MicroCenter and other leading computer products resellers. TuneView is available to US resellers via Ingram Micro, D&H and Wynit.
Keyspan (keyspan.com) offers the industry's most comprehensive line of remote controls for the PC, Mac and iPod. Keyspan presentation remotes are top sellers in the business and education markets. Keyspan's entertainment remotes are valued by consumers using a PC, Mac or iPod for music and video.