Sony Handhelds: Have Cradle, Will Travel
New CLIE Handheld Car Cradle Accessory Entertains, Gives Directions and Plays Back Audio - All While Charging Power
American drivers will soon be able to make their CLIE™ handhelds an active companion on daily commutes and long distance drives with the new CLIE handheld PEGA-CC5 car cradle accessory.
With a compatible handheld (CLIE PEG-NX80V, -NX73V and -TG50 models) docked in the cradle, the new accessory can enable such features as:
* Global Positioning System (GPS) Assist Navigation system: Displays car's location and direction of movement through the CLIE handheld high-resolution screen. Working in conjunction with the bundled GPS antenna, the cradle unit provides turn-by-turn directions with voice prompts (requires PC and Internet connection for route set-up). The special version of Rand McNally® StreetFinder® Travel Navigation Software features street-level maps and descriptions of restaurants, hotels, attractions and business services for easier travel. * Audio Output: Transmits MP3 and ATRAC3™ music files stored on Memory Stick® media via car audio speakers through the FM transmitter function (optimal frequency range from 95.9 - 101.9MHz), and the optional line-out cassette adapter or the Sony® Bus Connection Adaptor Output accessories (for use with compatible Sony car stereo head units with Changer Control function. * Text-to-Voice Function: Reads back e-mail stored in CLIE Mail™ software application synchronized with a PC, and appointments entered into Palm Schedule application. * Power Charge: Plugs easily into a vehicle's cigarette lighter socket to power the cradle unit and recharge the CLIE handheld's internal battery. * Remote Commander® remote control unit: Wirelessly controls certain CLIE software applications and CLIE car cradle functions. Pricing and Availability
The new CLIE PEGA-CC5 car cradle will be available at retailers nationwide at the end of August for about $300. Pre-orders may be placed beginning today at www.sonystyle.com/clie .
For further information please contact David D. Yang, +1-858-942-7733, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Rachel Branch, +1-201-930-7834, email@example.com , both of Sony Electronics.
SOURCE: Sony Electronics
CONTACT: David D. Yang, +1-858-942-7733, firstname.lastname@example.org , or
Rachel Branch, +1-201-930-7834, email@example.com , both of Sony
Web site: http://www.sonystyle.com/clie