Feeds

High-spec iPod-friendly wireless music streaming kit launched

Audioengine adds dock

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

US AV company Audioengine has hooked up dockable iPods direct to its wireless music streaming technology, courtesy of an transmitter dongle the plugs right into the player.

Audioengine W2

Audioengine's W2: iPod not included...

Dubbed the W2, the iPod adaptor uses the same proprietary 2.4GHz wireless technology as the company's W1 set - reviewed here - which work with any device that has a 3.5mm audio socket.

The benefit of the W2 - apart from losing the cable connecting player to transmitter - is that there's no need for the iPod's output to enter the analogue domain before being beamed over to the bundled receiver, which you hook up to your hi-fi.

Audioengine W2

Uncompressed, CD-quality streaming

Audioengine said songs are sent across the link in an uncompressed, PCM-encoded form that delivers CD-quality output - provided the source has that level of fidelity, of course. Whatever your iPod can play - including DRM'd tracks - the W2 will send it.

The company claimed the system uses "clever" error correction to ensure there's no lag and no interference from wireless noise sources.

There's a price to pay: this set will set you back $169 (£113/€129), but it's available now direct from Audioengine. It comes in a pack that bundles all the cables you need, transmitter and receiver, and a USB power adaptor for the latter.

iPod Reviews...


Touch

Nano

Shuffle

Audioengine W1

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
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.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.