While Griffin's new $70 AirDock might sound like it's a contender to the wirelessly syncing WiDock's throne, don't let its name fool you. It doesn't sport 802.11x for syncing with a Mac or PC, but it does include an RF remote for controlling the AirDock, even through walls (Infrared, like in the Apple Remote, needs a direct line of sight). It also has an A/V out port for running your iPod media out to an entertainment center, but it doesn't have any kind of on-screen menu navigation like the more powerful $129 TuneCenter accessory. The other decent advantage for its price, however, is the inclusion of Griffin's PowerBlock, their compact $30 AC-to-USB charger that should be able to sync nearly any iPod with a Dock connector, as well as the 1G iPod shuffle due to its USB interface.

The AirDock is shipping now, and more details are available at Griffin's site.

This article was originally published on Tuaw.
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