Logitech Wireless DJ Music System – free your music from your PC
New from Logitech is the Wireless DJ Music System – the latest contender to stream digital music from your PC to any stereo system (or powered speakers) in their home – and maintain complete control.
The Wireless DJ Music System uses Logitech’s Music Anywhere wireless technology. The system plays any PC audio format, including MP3, AAC (iTunes), WMA, net radio and podcasts, all controlled by the Wireless DJ remote, which allows you to navigate an entire music collection from anywhere in the home. The transmitter plugs into a USB port on the PC and the Music Receiver/Dock is connected to your chosen stereo system via standard RCA connectors or to powered multimedia speakers using the 3.5 mm headphone jack output. Once you are connected, the Wireless DJ Music System sends music streams directly to the receiver, at a range of up to 50 meters (about 150 feet). The multi-room remote automatically connects to the PC and offers the same wireless range.
The remote certainly makes the product stand out. It features a blue backlit LCD display and a scroll wheel to browse through an entire digital music collection, with selection details available on your screen. There’s also DJ List – an active playlist feature, which allows you to add songs or albums to the queue without stopping the music. It’s powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which should give up to one week of use.
Available from late September, you should be able to pick up the Wireless DJ Music System for around £180, with additional add-on receivers retailing for around £70.
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I’ve read about this being the “poor man’s Sonos”. Wrong. It’s the smart man’s Sonos. Reasonably priced, it offers access to DRM protected songs like those downloaded from iTunes, an easy plug-and-play set up, AND a display that’s sorely lacking from it’s predecessor and other comparable systems (including Apple’s own finicky Airport).