Marantz's hand-held IS301 iPod dock

What's the point of having a mobile music device if when you want to hook it up to your hi-fi, you have to keep getting off the sofa to change the tra

What's the point of having a mobile music device if when you want to hook it up to your hi-fi, you have to keep getting off the sofa to change the track?

Marantz obviously feels our pain, and has come up with the IS301 - an A2DP Bluetooth equipped iPod audio dock.

The IS301 package comes in three parts. The handset plugs into the iPod giving it an ergonomic bulge as well as volume and input controls. The base unit charges the iPod and provides USB connection for synching your library when you're not roaming around the house. The receiver plugs into your hi-fi setup, making it all work lurvly.

If you have an A2DP-equipped blower you can connect that to the IS301 as well.

Perfect for the control freaks out there - now no-one can interrupt your five hour party mix when your back is turned.

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Marantz IS301

Price: £220

On sale: January 2009

Contact: Marantz