Feeds

Logitech revamps wireless music kit with full remote control

Four-room ready too

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Mouse-maker Logitech has souped up its Wireless Music System PC-to-stereo link-up set, adding a slick screen-equipped remote control to the rig and fitting the hi-fi hook-up end with a docking cradle for the remote.

Dubbed the Wireless DJ Music System, the set also includes a USB-connected wireless adaptor that transmits songs sent out by Logitech's StreamPoint software. The app grabs suitably formatted - and DRM-free - songs and internet radio streams from users' iTunes, Windows Media Player and/or Musicmatch Jukebox libraries.

logitech wireless dj music system

The transmitter can beam the MP3, AAC or WMA tracks to a hi-fi-connected receiver up to 50m (150ft) away. The remote sends instructions directly to StreamPoint, so it doesn't require a line of sight to the receiver. Logitech didn't say what wireless technology the DJ Music System uses, beyond noting it operates in the 2.4GHz band. The older Wireless Music System product used Bluetooth.

The remote provides full access to the unified music library StreamPoint provides. It also allows you to create on-the-fly playlists. The system supports multiple receivers, allowing you to redirect the single audio stream to different rooms as you walk through them. Unlike more sophisticated multi-room rigs like Sonos' Digital Music System, you can play music from only one source. You're also limited to four receivers per transmitter/remote.

The Wireless DJ Music System goes on sale in the US and Europe at the end of September. The basic set costs $250 (£131/€195), with extra receivers coming in at $80 (£42/€62). ®

Related reviews

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80 and digital music system
Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 network music player
Logitech Wireless Music System for iPod
Logitech Wireless Headphones for iPod

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.