Legrand is now shipping a new iPod Charge & Play Kit for its lyriQ line of multi-room audio products.
The Charge & Play Kit expands upon the functionality of the existing lyriQ system, providing not only stereo RCA inputs (along with an included six-foot headphone-to-RCA adapter cable), but a Type A USB port for use with a broad range of portable media players and smartphones.
A single RJ45 port on the back of the wall-mounted input provides a simple connection back to the home’s distribution module for easy integration with lyriQ Multi-Room Audio Systems via Cat 5.
In addition to providing a purer audio connection for compatible devices, the front-panel USB port also provides 5 watts of power for charging (via the device’s own USB cable). Even when docked via USB, users still maintain complete control of their iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or other portable media source.
For a less hands-on solution, the Charge & Play Kit also comes with a universal desktop stand designed to accommodate a host of devices ranging in size from smartphones to tablets.
“Rather than limiting users to a specific family of portable media players,” said Fritz Werder, vice president and general manager of Legrand brand of Home Systems, “our docking solution allows you to tap a vast array of handheld devices into our lyriQ family of distributed audio systems, from laptop computers and older MP3 players to the latest Android and iOS devices. Virtually any source with a USB or headphone output can quickly and easily be plugged into the whole-home sound system. This is just another example of how Legrand provides its customers with innovative, easy-to-use solutions that truly make a difference in the home.”