Love them or hate them but you cannot ignore Sony and their penchant for great designs! Check out the new Sony Vaio WA1 Wireless Music Streamer which may be over-priced but hey that’s Sony for you!
The device transmits music wirelessly via a Wi-Fi connection and plays it back on its in-built speakers! Nothing new here but the WA1 does include speakers which makes it an all in one solution according to Sony! A USB wireless network interface is included and its compatible with the ATRAC music format and with some of the most popular third-party formats such as MP3, WMA and unprotected AAC.
The Sony Vaio WA1 has 128MB of RAM and battery can last up to 4 hours. It includes two eight-watt stereo speakers and has a remote control and touch-screen sensor, as well as a non-contact sensor that lights the display. Other features include; an analog audio out port and an S/PDIF digital out port so, built-in headphone jack and a built-in music alarm clock.The Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Digital Music Streamer will be available in white (and black online) for about $350.
“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 in the house, said Mike Abary, vice president of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics.”