Menu
Cheap cables put iPod touch on TV, audio systems

Cheap cables put iPod touch on TV, audio systems

If users buy a US$49 cable accessory to the iPod touch, they can transmit video and audio to big screen TVs and stereo systems.

The Apple Store began listing the new Apple Component AV Cable and the Apple Composite AV Cable on its site, noting they are compatible with the iPod touch announced last week, as well as the iPod nano third generation and the iPod classic.

Both cables connect to an iPod or a universal dock via a 30-pin dock connector on one end and then to a TV or stereo receiver. A USB power adapter is included in the price. (Component video is a type of video signal that has been split into components, typically known as Y, Pb and Pr. Composite video is a video signal with all the video information in one signal.)

While the clear focus of the accessories is on home video and audio systems, analysts said it could also be used to connect to a TV for a business sales presentation in video or with slides. However, component AV connectors would not connect to a projector used typically in a sales presentation, requiring an SVGA connection, said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst at Technology Business Research.

"It's not a salesman's tool," Gottheil said of the cable. While Apple is generally more focused on the consumer in making its products, it is "perfectly happy when they are used by business customers," he said.

Apple could not be reached for comment.

GO TO: Apple's huge boo-boo


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags ipod

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments