There are many ways to get your phone's tunes to your system's speakers, and now thanks to XtremeMac, you have two more. At $80, the InCharge Home BT is just $20 cheaper than an Apple TV, and it only lets you stream audio over bluetooth (vs. video, and WiFi for the Apple TV). Its on-the-go counterpart, however -- the InCharge Auto BT (also $80) -- is a much easier sell, beaming music and phone calls to a car stereo without a need to tether your handset to your receiver. Despite the company name and ubiquitous "Made for iPhone" branding, XtremeMac has confirmed that both devices offer identical functionality with non-Apple handsets as well, along with iPods, iPads, and other bluetooth-enabled gadgets. Available now, both devices support A2DP, connect to your speakers using a bundled 3.5mm cable, and include a 10-watt USB port for charging your devices -- assuming you don't mind cording up, on occasion.
Simultaneously charge and wirelessly stream music from iPod, iPhone or iPad through home stereo system or car radio
Sunrise, FL – May 18, 2011 – XtremeMac, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is excited to announce its new InCharge Bluetooth (BT) series featuring the InCharge Home BT and Auto BT. Both "made for iPod, iPhone, iPad" devices provide users the convenience of turning their home music system or car stereo into a wireless audio solution.
The InCharge Home BT (Figure A) is a wireless audio receiver and 10 watt USB wall charger. Users can connect the provided 4ft. AUX cable from the InCharge Home BT to a home stereo, turning it into a fast and easily activated Bluetooth enabled audio receiver. Users can then pair their stereo system to their Bluetooth enabled iPhone, iPod or iPad allowing for wireless audio playback. Features include a Bluetooth LED status indicator and low profile design allowing access to a second wall outlet. InCharge Home BT includes a 4ft 30 pin to USB cable for charging while streaming music wirelessly.
The InCharge Auto BT (Figure B) plugs into the car's line-in jack and provides three unique functions in one compact device – hands-free calling, wireless audio playback and 10 watts of charging power. Through its one-touch multi-function button, users can answer calls and play/pause music via the Bluetooth connection. Additional features include a self-resetting fuse to protect devices and a standard USB connection for maximum compatibility with most USB mobile devices. InCharge Auto BT includes a 4ft 30 pin to USB cable for charging.
InCharge Auto & Home Bluetooth chargers are available now for $79.99 at www.XtremeMac.com.
- Key specs
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- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in
- Weight 4.55 oz
- Released 2014-09-19