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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Creative Goes Bluetooth Speaker Crazy with ZIISOUND DX Series

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:48 PM

http://www.creative.com/corporate/p...e.asp?pid=13223

"Creative Technology Ltd today announced the launch of a brand new category of wireless speakers, the ZiiSoundTM Dx series of pure wireless modular speakers. The ZiiSound Dx series consists of the ZiiSound D5x wireless one-piece speaker, ZiiSound D3x wireless one-piece speaker and ZiiSound DSx wireless subwoofer. These speakers are set to redefine the home audio experience for consumers and establish a new standard for how retailers sell speakers. With the introduction of pure wireless modularity, Creative changes how consumers can purchase a home audio system."

Creative seems to be all-in on Bluetooth audio, which is something I can't say about Apple, Microsoft, or any other major player in this space. I honestly don't have enough experience with Bluetooth audio to understand how good the quality is, but Creative is going after this market with a lot of gusto - so it must sound decent enough for home theatre needs.

They've also released a new line of Bluetooth headphones and an affordable one-piece Bluetooth speaker.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Listen: A Cost-Effective Way To Access Audio Content Wirelessly

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2011/04...less-audio-kit/

"We've seen a bunch of ways to wirelessly output audio from your PC to a stereo across the room, but none have looked as simple or inexpensive as the Plugable Wireless Audio Kit. Essentially, it's a wireless receiver and USB dongle that connects to your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC without drivers. Just plug it into your computer, select the audio device in your audio options, pair the dongle and receiver, and you've got wireless audio from up to 50 meters away under line-of-sight conditions or about 10 meters with obstacles in between."

Here is a low-cost way to listen to audio content on your PC wirelessly. Simply plug in the USB dongle, connect your speakers or headphones to the receiver, set your audio/sound options on your PC and, presto, you are listening wirelessly. This could be well worth the approximately $40 (US) that it costs. Hit the Read link for a video over viewing the solution.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #7: AudioEngine's AW1 Wireless Adapter

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://audioengineusa.com/store/pro...1104aace7f4034b

Since it's Monday, and no one likes Mondays, I figured I'd give away a piece of hot hardware. Here's our seventh giveaway, courtesy of AudioEngine: one set of their AW1 Wireless Audio Adaptors, valued at $149.99 USD, will be given away. Here's a bit about the product:

"Transfer music wirelessly from any audio device or computer to your Audioengine powered speakers, surround receiver, or powered subwoofer. CD-quality HD stereo sound with no reduction in audio quality. Hear all your music - no dropouts, static, or noise. Some pretty clever engineering means your music remains free from interference from wireless routers, cordless and mobile phones, microwave ovens, Bluetooth and WiFi devices."




Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me how you'd envision yourself using this product (this configuration chart might help). Where would you pull audio from, and where would you send it to? There's one post per person allowed, and one winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to AudioEngine for their donation of this hardware!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Audioengine's AW1 Wireless Adapters

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:08 PM

http://audioengineusa.com/store/pro...43e3ebc524a32db

"Transfer music wirelessly from any audio device or computer to your Audioengine powered speakers, surround receiver, or powered subwoofer. CD-quality HD stereo sound with no reduction in audio quality. Hear all your music - no dropouts, static, or noise. Some pretty clever engineering means your music remains free from interference from wireless routers, cordless and mobile phones, microwave ovens, Bluetooth and WiFi devices. Most wireless audio products are difficult to use because they require you to download and install software, set up a network, and often require you to manually try to find a clear audio channel. The AW1 is plug-and-play so no software installation is needed - just connect both dongles to USB power (or to a USB battery pack), connect the audio cables, and wait 2 to 3 seconds for the status lights to go solid. Two stereo mini cables and an RCA adapter cable are included for easy connection to all your gear."



Another new product from Audioengine is their AW1 Wireless Adapter kit, which are fascinating in how simple they are: power comes from the USB connection, so you either connect it to a PC, or to a USB AC power adaptor. Then you have an RCA or 3.5mm mini-jack connector on each device, where you connect a sending device to one, and a receiving device to another. Simple yet very useful in a variety of situations, especially when coupled with the Audioengine A5 speakers that have a powered USB port. Hopefully I'll be able to test these out once I get my back-log of reviews finished, but off the top of my head I'm thinking it would be cool to have a pass-through USB port on them so that you could connect the AW1 to a USB to AC power adaptor, but still have power for an MP3 player to connect to the pass-through USB port. Maybe for v2.


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