FERNDALE — Livio Radio, a manufacturer and developer of car Internet radio products and services, Tuesday formally announced the arrival of its much-anticipated Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit.
“The Kit,” previewed at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is a plug-and-play gadget that brings Internet radio and music from your iPod or iPhone to any FM car stereo.
The Kit also offers Bluetooth hands-free calling, USB charging, and buttons to safely control the Livio Car Internet Radio application, with no monthly fees.
The award-winning application available from the App Store offers more than 45,000 radio stations from around the world when connected to The Kit. The Kit is powered by the Livio Connect API, a middleware framework protocol developed by Livio Radio that allows applications to communicate with hardware through a Bluetooth connection.
“The Kit will change the way you listen to radio in the car,” Livio Radio founder and CEO Jake Sigal said. “Access to radio from around the world and to content on your iPod and iPhone in the car is going to give Internet radio a place in every car stereo.”
The Kit is now available for sale at Amazon.com and Livio Radio’s online shop (http://shop.livioradio.com) at the suggested retail price of $119.99. It is compatible with iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G.
Livio Radio has already developed a list of successful Internet radio products through ongoing relationships with Pandora, Grooveshark and NPR. The company remains committed to providing sleek and sophisticated radios and accessories for users who want quality without gimmicks, hassles, and unnecessary bells and whistles.