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Heart Break Kid
May 19, 2003, 06:39 PM
just wondering if they exist - sort of like wireless head phones i suppose. i guess if push came to shove i could always jsut stick the iRock into my powerbook and use some wireless headphones and tune it to the fm freq. but i was hoping for something a lil more classy.


trying to keep with the wireless theme

my system - 17" PB + 1 gig ram

Eckslusive
May 19, 2003, 07:13 PM
Yes there are such things as wireless Speakers/Headphones. More likely headphones....they are actually like 100 CAD so its 66-75 bucks for a avg. set.

iT comes with a reciever so you plug it into the plug and then you have to use these headphones.

Gymnut
May 19, 2003, 08:04 PM
Yeah they do exist. Go to Apple's website(store) and click on the speakers and audio accessories link. Kinda pricey for such a small speaker made by Sony but I guess since it's wireless, so it must be so.

DakotaGuy
May 19, 2003, 08:08 PM
Yeah my brother-in-law got a set of RCA's at Radio Shack. They sound nice and work very well. Same concept as a cordless phone or good cordless headphones. I think they are a 900Mhz transmitter and some of the higher priced ones might be 2.4Ghz now for a better range, not sure about that.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F002%5F006%5F002%5F000&product%5Fid=40%2D5032

If that link works it will give you an idea of what they look like. They look like pretty decent wood cased speakers, not little cheap computer ones.

FelixDerKater
May 19, 2003, 08:12 PM
Maybe some company will come out with some Bluetooth speakers, if they don't already exist.

Heart Break Kid
May 19, 2003, 10:06 PM
perfect

i thought i was just dreaming up the idea and it was totaly wack


:D

thank god they exist - now to round off my totally portable mac setup

bellis1
May 20, 2003, 01:22 PM
Just a quick comment about the iRock. It suxs bad. I tried to buy one because my car has just a CD/radio and wanted to use my laptop for a long trip. But the quality is horrible. You pay for shipping and you can have the d*mn thing.

strider42
May 20, 2003, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by FelixDerKater
Maybe some company will come out with some Bluetooth speakers, if they don't already exist.

not really all that useful. The range of bluetooth is very limited. I don't see any way in which bluetooth speakers would be superior to the ones already in existence.

frozenstar
May 20, 2003, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by strider42
not really all that useful. The range of bluetooth is very limited. I don't see any way in which bluetooth speakers would be superior to the ones already in existence.

I don't think range is the issue. The real limiting factor is bandwidth. Under real-world conditions, you could never stream CD-quality music over a bluetooth link. That may change with the next revision to bluetooth, but still, it was never designed for that sort of thing. Streaming over 802.11a/g makes a lot more sense.

Just think... even your speakers will have an IP address one day.

Jaykay
May 22, 2003, 09:03 AM
mmm, walking around the house with a pair of apple branded headphones running ona an airpot network.. mmmmm