Last week we brought you details of the wiDock, a new iPod accessory from Silex Technology that answers the call of many an iPod owner: it brings wireless syncing of an iTunes library for both Mac and PC, and it contains A/V outputs to play nicely with your stereo and TV. Plugging your iPod into your entertainment center - and leaving it there - is finally looking to be a possibility.
This week, we had a chance to interview Keith Sugawara, VP of Network Division for Silex Technology on some of the finer points of this highly anticipated accessory. Read on for some details on what's shaping up to be quite the cable-cutting dock, just in time for the 2006 holidays:
TUAW: Considering that you're first to market with a long-requested iPod accessory, the wiDock seems to be quite a first-time splash for Silex Technology. How long have you been working on it?
Keith: We have been working on wiDock for 6 months now. It utilizes the same technology that is found in our other device server products. We have leverage our core technology and have adapted it to fit the iPod market.
Can you give us an overview of the wiDock's feature set?
In addition to the big wireless syncing feature everyone's hearing about, here's a summary of everything else the wiDock can do:
- Charge your iPod battery
- Control your iPod using the Apple remote
- Connects to 802.11b/g wireless networks
- Wireless security includes WEP, WPA and WPA2
- Connects to 10/100 networks
- 3.5mm audio output
- S-Video output