Apple has finally introduced some iPhone accessories that will be available in shops and through the online Apple Store. They are the Bluetooth Travel Cable ($29) the Dual Dock ($49), the TTY Adapter ($9), and the Universal Dock Adapter 3-Pack ($9). The Bluetooth headset announced at Macworld in January is now rated at 5.5 hours of continuous talk with 72 hours of standby. The device retails for $129 but includes both the Dual Dock and the Bluetooth Travel Cable. Other announcements today include replacements for the iPhone’s bundled Dock ($49), USB cable ($19), Stereo Headset ($29), and direct compatibility with the existing iPod-oriented USB Power Adapter ($29). Hit the jump for more details.
The iPhone Bluetooth Headset ($129) is, as previously noted on iLounge, a simple black earpiece with a microphone built in for wireless telephone calling. A rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery inside delivers 72 hours of standby time and 5.5 hours of talk time, according to Apple. It’s not used for music, and features a single button on the top to let you initiate and end calls. Apple has confirmed that the headset comes packaged with a charging cable for itself and the iPhone, as well as a charging dock for itself and the iPhone, called Dual Dock.
The iPhone Dock and iPhone Dual Dock are both priced at $49, and both come with Apple USB Power Adapters. The iPhone Dock provides an audio-line out for connection to speakers, a place to charge the iPhone, and its own Dock Connector to USB cable. iPhone Dual Dock charges both the iPhone and iPhone Bluetooth Headset at the same time, next to each other.
The iPhone Bluetooth Travel Cable ($29) is a specially designed cable with a Dock Connector at one end, a USB plug at the other, and a recessed spot in the Dock Connector plug for charging the Bluetooth Headset.
The iPhone Universal Dock Adapter 3-Pack ($9) enables you to dock iPhone in any iPod Universal Dock and physically fit in similar Universal Dock products, such as iPod and iPhone speakers.
The iPhone TTY Adapter ($9) connects to iPhone’s headphone port and enables use of the iPhone with standard TTY (teletypewriter) devices for the deaf.
The iPhone Stereo Headset ($29) is the stock pair of iPhone earbuds, featuring a microphone behind a windscreen and a button to control iPod audio and phone calls.