Sony Electronics has just introduced a new device to make music and Internet radio streaming easier. The new device from Sony is called the VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Music Streamer. So now you can enjoy streamed audio files from your PC just about anywhere in your house, and of course in awesome stereo sound.
The Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Streamer is compatible with the ATRAC music format, and also with some of the most popular third-party formats like MP3, WMA and unprotected AAC. Moreover, with the Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Streamer, you can connect to thousands of Live365.com Internet radio stations.
A USB wireless network interface is included with the Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Streamer, allowing the user to listen to digital music files virtually anywhere in the house via an existing wireless home network or a “peer-to-peer” wireless connection.
“The VAIO WA1 streamer will change the way you listen to digital music by allowing you to stream music from your PC and listen to it where you want- be it the bedroom, kitchen or anywhere else in the house,”said Mike Abary, Vice President of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics
Besides being able to wirelessly stream digital audio files from a PC, the Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Streamer is semi-portable. It integrates 128 MB of onboard RAM and up to four-hours of battery life.
The Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Streamer comes equipped with a remote control and touch-screen sensor, as well as a non-contact sensor that lights up the display. Besides, you can easily view and manage the artists, song titles and Live365.com Internet radio stations with the five-line LCDE and on-unit controls.
The Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Streamer integrates a line-in port so you can connect a personal music device, an analog audio out port and an S/PDIF digital out port so you can connect it to your home stereo system. A built-in headphone jack lets you listen to music privately. The device also includes a built-in music alarm clock.
Available in white and black, the Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Streamer will set you short of about $350 at select retail outlets or at Sony Style stores.