June 5, 2009 Belkin has announced the TuneCast Auto Live, a new FM transmitter for the iPhone that is one of the first devices to take advantage of OS 3.0’s support for third party peripherals. The TuneCast Auto Live acts in conjunction with Belkin’s ClearScan Live software application to display the FM frequency and TuneCast controls on the iPhone’s screen, as well as utilizing the GPS capabilities of the iPhone to identify the clearest FM frequencies, based on geographical data as well as results from other TuneCast Auto users in the same area.
The TuneCast Auto Live also includes an in-line control with one-touch ClearScan station locator and high contrast display, a Pro setting to optimize audio and boost volume, two programmable preset buttons and in-car charging.
Although the TuneCast Auto Live was designed to be specifically compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, the device also supports the iPod Classic, Touch and nano - the ClearScan Live application, however, will be limited to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Belkin is set to release the TuneCast Auto Live early this fall in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for USD$79.99. The ClearScan Live app is available for free download via the iTunes store.