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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Speakers So Good You Need Gloves To Set Them Up

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/21/...oundbar-review/

"To say the Klipsch G-17 Air exceeded our usual expectations of an Airplay-enabled speaker would simply be an understatement -- it's clear that the folks at the company put a great deal of work into what was merely a concept on the CES floor nearly eight month's ago. The speaker itself is built like a (glossy) rock, and the sound that comes through is as solid as the foundation."

As you probably know, AirplayAirPlay allows you to play media from your iOS device-such as an iPod, iPhone or iPad-and stream it wirelessly to another device, such as a set of speakers, TVs and audio/video receivers (assuming the are properly configured, of course). AirPlay speakers are starting to proliferate, and the promise of wireless connections seems enticing. Klipsch is a well-known and respected speaker manufacturer. I have a set of their desktop speakers myself, and I can attest that they are excellent. So, I was certainly curious when I saw this review by Engadget on the new Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar.

In a somewhat tantalizing move, when you open the box to take out your new speaker you are first presented with a set of white gloves to assist in your work. According to Engadget this is no gimmick as the glossy fit and finish of these stellar speakers lends itself to a respectful handling that results in a delightful listening experience. Engadget walks us through the setup, configuration, and sound tests that shaped their evaluation. Be careful though - only proceed to the Read link if you plan to spend $600 today.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AirPlay May Soon Be A Part Of Your TV

Posted by Richard Chao in "Digital Home News" @ 04:03 PM

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...on-devices.html

"Apple Inc. (AAPL) is weighing an expansion of its AirPlay audio service to include streaming video from an iPhone or iPad to television sets, according to two people familiar with the project."

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is considering licensing its AirPlay service to TV manufacturers for integration at the device level. AirPlay is a competitor to DLNA which more prevalent in Windows PCs. With AirPlay integration, devices running iOS will be able to stream audio and video to any AirPlay enabled device wirelessly.

Licensing AirPlay to TV manufacturers could have a big impact on Apple's own Apple TV device as well as other stand alone boxes such Boxee Box and Roku as your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch essentially becomes your streaming box. If AirPlay is widely adopted, everyone who has an i device will have a Roku like equivalent box with them all the time. Sharing home videos and pictures will become easier too.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Lifehackers Alternative Guide to Airplay

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Talk" @ 02:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5700741/the-a...ming-your-media

"AirPlay is Apple's great new media-streaming technology, but unless you've purchased a handful of Apple devices, you're not welcome to the party. Here are the best alternatives to AirPlay that offer even more options for streaming your media."

Airplay is an upgrade for Apple's Airtunes which allows Apple devices such as the iPad or iPod to stream content to an Apple TV box for display on your TV. It has a number of limitations such as which media files it will stream, and also which devices can stream and to where. What if you don't have an Apple TV box? Not to worry, Lifehacker has an article listing a number of alternative options for you, both hardware and software.


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