Marantz turns the iPod wireless with the IS301 dock

Marantz wants to turn your iPod into a wireless AV goldmind with the IS301 dock. A sleeve piggybacks on the iPod and transmits both the audio and the video to the base station where it will be pumped to the AV system. The wireless system operates on both Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR A2DP and AVRCP (Audio / Video Remote Control Profile) to ensure proper delivery of the iPod tracks, pics and videos to the base station. There isn’t any word if this system will find its way over here to the States, but it look like a solid AV solution for the iPod and even the 26,250 yen ($276) isn’t that bad considering all it can do.