Sonnet Announces PodFreq mini, Combining the Most Popular iPod mini
Accessories in a Sleek Package

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA–May 25, 2005– Sonnet Technologies, a worldwide leader
in upgrades for Apple Macintosh computers and iPod digital music players,
proudly introduces PodFreq mini, the premium FM transmitter, integrated
dock and protective case for iPod mini. PodFreq mini broadcasts tunes to
any nearby car, home, or portable FM radio. It improves upon all the
features and functionality of the original PodFreq, Macworld Magazine’s
2004 Best iPod Accessory Eddy Award winner, and delivers them in a sleek,
compact case. With the included car charger, car cradle, USB 2.0 cable and
soft carrying pouch, buying PodFreq mini is the best way to get all the
most popular iPod mini accessories in one package.

Designed for the audio enthusiast, PodFreq mini connects to iPod mini
through its dock connector to take advantage of the consistent-level,
line-out signal, and then feeds the audio through high-quality stereo
broadcast components to produce noticeably better sound. With no software
required, users can quickly tune and broadcast to any clear station between
88.1 and 107.9 MHz using up and down tuning buttons and the built-in,
backlit display. Additionally, the telescoping antenna transmits a clear
signal for a longer distance.

To create a dock, PodFreq mini includes a flip stand and integrates
FireWire and mini-USB 2.0 ports. Users can connect to their computer to
sync and transfer files, and even charge their iPod mini without needing to
remove it from PodFreq mini. The top half of PodFreq mini protects the
display, leaving accessible the click wheel, hold switch, and headphone
jack. Like the original PodFreq, the mini version requires no batteries,
drawing a minute amount of power from iPod mini–it even turns on and off
automatically. In the car, PodFreq mini can be conveniently located by
attaching the included cradle to any car mount system. Just plug in the car
charger and drive away.

“Sonnet engineers strived to create an elegant design that complements iPod
mini’s smart look,” states Robert Farnsworth, Sonnet CEO. “When you see
PodFreq mini, I believe you’ll agree they succeeded.” In addition to
creating a product with great design and superior sound quality, Sonnet
created more value for the iPod mini owner. “As its popularity has grown,
the number of accessories bundled with iPod mini has been reduced,” states
Steve Garceau, Sonnet Product Manager. “To fully utilize iPod mini,
enthusiasts are purchasing a case, dock, FM transmitter, car charger, and
car cradle, which combined are fairly expensive–PodFreq mini changes all
that–in one sleek package you get it all.”

PodFreq mini is compatible with all iPod mini models

Pricing and Availability
PodFreq mini (Part number FMT-IPOD-MINI) will be available in July 2005
with a retail price of USD $99.95.

For more information or to pre-order yours, please visit

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Sonnet Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a
worldwide leader in processor upgrade cards, ATA disk controller cards, and
other enhancement products for Apple Macintosh computers and iPods. After
Apple Computer, Inc., Sonnet is the largest producer of PowerPC
processor-based products in the computer industry. Founded in 1986, Sonnet
offers processor upgrades for most Macintosh models. To locate an
authorized reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web
site at (, or call the company at 1-949-587-3500.