foneGEAR® Launches tuneGEAR™ Music Accessories at 2006 CES

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foneGEAR® LLC (Troy, MI) – a leader in mobile communications accessories - today announced the product launch and forthcoming availability of tuneGEAR™, a complete line of high-quality iPod® and audio accessories, which will be on display at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth 35632).

We are the first company to develop and market a complete ‘one-stop’ approach to audio accessories – you can get everything from premium earbud headphones to charging solutions to FM radio transmitters to exquisite leather cases from tuneGEAR.

December 27, 2005 –- Troy, MI – foneGEAR® LLC (Troy, MI) – a leader in mobile communications accessories - today announced the product launch and forthcoming availability of tuneGEAR™, a complete line of high-quality iPod® and audio accessories, which will be on display at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth 35632).

“tuneGEAR is a brand new concept in accessorizing the audio aftermarket,” according to Jonathan Stein, foneGEAR's marketing manager. “We are the first company to develop and market a complete ‘one-stop’ approach to audio accessories – you can get everything from premium earbud headphones to charging solutions to FM radio transmitters to exquisite leather cases from tuneGEAR.”

The tuneGEAR line will be initially comprised of five main categories: headphones, charging solutions, carrying solutions, FM-radio transmitters, and “Music Experience Enhancements.”

Headphones will be available in several universally compatible varieties. All tuneGEAR headsets provide a high quality stereo listening experience, and include basic ear buds, “audio-foam” cushioned headsets with volume control, ear-clip sports ear buds with volume control, and premium ear buds with volume control, a lightweight aluminum housing, and high fidelity stereo sound. Premium ear buds produce deep bass through upgraded 14mm speakers. The tuneGEAR headphone line also includes versions of the premium ear buds included in lanyard holders for both Apple iPod® Shuffle® and iPod nano® music players.

Charging solutions will initially cover the Apple iPod music players, the iPod Mini®, and the iPod nano. Products include 12V vehicle chargers, retractable USB sync and charging cables, and home and away travel chargers. Also available for all covered models is a computer dock that allows the player to sync and charge with a computer while displaying the iPod upright.

tuneGEAR carrying solutions include a wide range of products for a variety of players. tuneGEAR cases will be available in premium leather for in both clear-front pouch and protective cover flap versions for the Apple iPod music players, the iPod Mini, and the iPod nano. A premium leather case with a protective flap will also be available for the iPod Shuffle. Durable tuneGEAR leather holsters will be available for the Apple iPod, the iPod Mini, and the iPod nano. A universal armband kit will provide four holders in one package for carrying any iPod music player on an included elastic armband.

Three FM-radio transmitters will initially be available from tuneGEAR. The ‘3-in-1’ 12V transmitter is a vehicle cradle for the Apple iPod, the iPod Mini, and the iPod nano, that allows users to play their iPod over their vehicle’s FM radio, charge their iPod, and safely cradle it at a viewable angle. The ‘3-in-1’ 12V transmitter for iPod Shuffle is a vehicle cradle for the Apple Shuffle player that allows users to play their iPod Shuffle over their vehicle’s FM radio, charge their iPod, and safely cradle it while driving. The tuneGEAR battery-powered FM-radio transmitter is a universal device for any music player with a 3.5mm audio jack. It uses two AAA-sized batteries to transmit to any home or vehicle FM radio.

Music Experience Enhancements include a range of products designed to increase the utility and fun factor of any music player. Available products will include dashboard sticky pads, signal splitters to allow multiple users to listen to the same player, and powerful, compact portable speakers that fold for travel and work easily with any iPod, MP3 player, notebook computer or CD player with 3.5mm audio jack to provide clear, room-filling sound.

“To say we’re excited about tuneGEAR is the understatement of the year,” said Ken Eisenbraun, president of foneGEAR. “Our goal is to make tuneGEAR the one-stop brand for high-quality music accessories, and we are looking forward to beginning sales in January.” The complete tuneGEAR line, which will be on sale in January 2006, will be on display along with the entire line of foneGEAR wireless phone accessories in Booth 35632 at the 2006 CES Show.

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