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Livio Introduces Internet Radio Car Kit for iPod, iPhone

Sigal says device ‘is going to give Internet radio a place in every car stereo’

Livio Radio announced availability of its Bluetooth-enabled Internet Radio Car Kit, which founder and CEO Jake Sigal believes will change the way you listen to radio in the car.

“The Kit,” about which Radio World wrote at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, is a plug-and-play gadget that brings Internet radio and music from a listener’s iPod or iPhone to any FM car stereo. The kit also offers Bluetooth hands-free calling, USB charging and buttons to control the Livio Car Internet Radio application.

“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,” Sigal said.

The Michigan-based manufacturer and Internet radio product designer developed a middleware framework protocol that allows applications to communicate with hardware through a Bluetooth connection. The Livio Internet Radio app available from the App Store offers 45,000 Internet radio stations when connected to the kit.

The device is available at and Livio Radio’s online shop for around $120. It is compatible with iPod touch (second through fourth generations), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G.