Not content with dominating the mobile market, the big phone firms now want to control your home audio too. Sony’s MP001 dock offered "room-filling" sound from your phone, now Nokia has introduced the AD-42W Wireless Audio Gateway, a bluetooth device which streams to your home stereo.
The Nokia Wireless Audio Gateway AD-42W allows you to listen to music stored in compatible mobile devices (or a compatible PC) wirelessly on your home stereo. You can also listen via a bluetooth headset. The AD-42W connects to your stereo via RCA cables (included), with set-up claimed to be very simple.
Please note though, the AD-42W is only compatible with devices that have the Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) -profile. This is currently just the Nokia 8800/8801 phones (software version 3.94 or newer), but Nokia claims that several devices supporting A2DP -profile are in the pipeline for later this year.
No price as yet, but expect it in the second quarter of 2006.