Wireless MP3 is HERE!


I sent this as feedback on another persons blog — but I’ve got to plug in some free advertising for Creative Labs.  This setup is incredible.


http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=119&subcategory=121&product=9192


It took me about 15 minutes to set up over my existing 802.11 (wireless) network at home.  It would have taken less, but I have security enabled on my network, so I had to plug in the reciever into my computer’s USB port to configure it.  The setup consists of 2 peices of hardware:


1.  The reciever  (just like an 802.11 base station, but instead of an ethernet output, it gives stereo output)


2.  A RF remote with LCD.  You don’t need line of sight with this and you can browse your entire library.  My only complaint with this is that there is no pageUP/DOWN.  But “SmartPlaylists” and favorites makes navigation much easier.


There is nothing like lying down listeneing to your music and browsing for the next song on your remote.  Truly a new experience that you quickly get used to.  I don’t think I will ever have another CD again.  Any CD I get as a gift will get downloaded to an MP3 file and then promptly placed in the trashbin.  Oh wait, my car still can’t play MP3’s.  Oh well, I guess thats where all my CDs will wind up.


 


Comments (8)

  1. Matt says:

    That was my blog you gave feedback to. Thanks again for the info. I will give it a try.

  2. Paul Vittorino says:

    Try Squeezebox. It works on Linux, Mac & Windows thanks to the server being written in Perl. Nice little box for the same price.

    http://www.slimdevices.com/

  3. Saleem Khan says:

    You could also do it with a Nokia 7650! and a bluetooth adapter for your PC, i’ve installed Bemused on my phone you can find it at http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~ashley/bemused/

    basically it lets you control winamp and windows media player via Bluetooth on your phone!, as a bonus i’ve got my 5.1 computer speakers in the living room and the tv-out and audio cables running sweetly to my TV and speakers so not only can I listen to my music in the living room but I can also watch movies!.

    ahhh I love technology

  4. Ron says:

    I think you just need to put up the cash for a car mp3 stereo.. they are dropping in price fast.. then you can bring in your hard drive, load it up and stick it back into your car.

    Ron

  5. Ron says:

    I’m going thru several contractors.. I hope to be working with ya soon!!

    Ron