While the iPod remotes
have gotten closer and closer to replicating
the iPod interface, there's still really no replacement for the original -- which is why we've seen several products
that effectively turn the iPod itself into a remote by beaming music from a dock connector-attached transmitter directly to a base station. Monster
's new Wireless Audio Bridge brings a dash of style to this approach, with a minimalist black-and-chrome base station and a sleek transmitter. Specs of note include a 30-foot range over the oh-so-popular 2.4GHz channel, and a not-unreasonable $99 pricetag. No word on availability, but we wouldn't be surprised to see these popping up relatively soon.