Silex releases $149 dock for iPods with Wi-Fi, Ethernet connectivity: The WiDock includes standard output features, like audio and S-Video, while connecting to a computer for synchronization and library access via 802.11b/g or 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. The Wi-Fi side supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 Personal. Because the dock requires power, it also charges the iPod. The WiDock works with Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X 10.2.7 or later. It supports the third-generaton iPod or later (iPod, iPod nano, iPod mini).
The WiDock is an interesting alternative to the AirPort Express, a small base station that Apple sells for $130. The Express is a Wi-Fi gateway with a single Ethernet port and Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support. Its unique feature is AirTunes, which lets any iTunes user on the same network send music--encrypted in transit--to the Express, which sports a combo analog/digital optical audio output port.
Apple plans to introduce the not-its-real-name iTV in 2007's first quarter to stream audio and video over a Wi-Fi or wired network. The video output will be HDMI (a superset of DVI, used for high-def connectivity with encryption layered over it) and component--no RCA jacks or S-Video.