Imagine being able to select the music from any computer in your home or office and choose what you want to listen to on any speaker or headphone set, even your home stereo.
The HomePod by Macsense is a digital stereo component that allows users to take advantage of their existing wireless network to stream MP3 files stored on their Macs or PCs to devices located anywhere in the house. Imagine being able to select the music from any computer in your home or office and choose what you want to listen to on any speaker or headphone set, even your home stereo. Simply select your music from the LCD screen on the HomePod and you are set. HomePod even works outside on the patio, in the garden or while organizing your garage; virtually anywhere within the range of your wireless network.
Until now, music lovers have been forced to huddle around their PCs because no standard format existed that enabled portable devices to seamlessly share media files. But now, with HomePod's 802.11b, or Wi -Fi, network interface to stream MP3 files to remote devices, consumers will end up the winners and finally emerge from behind their desks. Think of the HomePod as an iPod for home distributed entertainment. The handheld device functions just like an iPod, with the ability to browse by song name, artists, album, and genre. The device scans surrounding computers on the wireless network for available media libraries and lists them for selection and playing. All software can run on PC, Mac or Linux machines.
HomePod features an 802.11b wireless and Ethernet network interface, FM tuner, alarm clock, USB port, built -in stereo speakers, stereo audio outputs to a home stereo system, headphone jack, 2.5" backlit LCD display, jog -shuttle rotating dial, and on -unit control.
The HomePod was a finalist for BEST OF SHOW at the 2003 Comdex in Las Vegas and an Editor's Choice award at CES yesterday! Everyone who has seem the HomePod demo is extremely excited about its performance and the opportunity to have music stored on a computer available anywhere within the home. In addition, HomePod opens up opportunities for small business and schools. You may see the HomePod in January 2004 at CES, in the Silver Exhibits, booth 72010.