Escient today announced it is shipping the FireBall FP-1 Music Manager with Universal Dock for iPod. The FP-1 provides a full color on-screen user interface for managing and controlling an iPod in the home. The company says unlike typical home iPod docks the FP-1 provides access to a user’s PC- or Mac-based music collection and free Internet radio streams even when the iPod is not docked. The FP-1 is priced at US$599 and will be demonstrated next week in Las Vegas at the Aladdin Hotel.