Sony S-AIRPLAY wireless audio system
Sony wants to take the wireless route with its latest wireless audio system known as the S-AIRPLAY. Don’t you just hate it whenever there are tangled messes of wires to contend with? Those pesky wires always get in the way whenever you try to vacuum or sweep the floor, not to mention risking tripping over them by accident at night while holding a glass of milk in your hand. With the Sony S-AIRPLAY, you can live a wire-free life, as this wireless, multi-room audio system makes it a snap to listen to your iPod in a different room without having to suffer complicated setup requirements. Wireless audio is transmitted via the S-AIRPLAY’s main docking station in one room to other rooms in the home, as long as they remain within a 160 foot range. All you need to do to listen to audio in another room is plug in a separate S-AIRPLAY wireless speaker into a power outlet and you’re good to go.
According to Andrew Sivori, director of marketing in the personal audio group at Sony Electronics’ Digital Imaging and Audio Division, “This technology makes it easy to listen to music from a compatible iPod without carrying it from room to room. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to get multi-room audio without professional installation.”
S-Air technology allows audio to be delivered wirelessly to the included speakers without causing any interference with other household devices. Each package comes with a docking station as well as two S-Air wireless speakers, but you can always opt to purchase additional S-Air wireless speakers if you want to experience wireless audio in other rooms as well. The system can support up to 10 speakers simultaneously. Other features include an AM/FM tuner and the ability to listen to the iPod in one room and FM radio in another. You can even hook this up to an existing home theater system or HDTV thanks to the composite A/V outputs on the S-AIRPLAY. You can pick up the S-AIRPLAY system for $400 from next month onwards, while additional S-Air wireless speakers will retail for $130 each.