News by Brad Kellett on Wednesday January 03, 2007.
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Siren Wireless Headphones
Siren, a young company started by alumni of Rio, the company responsible for the industry's first MP3 players, has today announced a new wireless audio streaming device called the Screamer, as well as new wireless headphones, to enable users to enjoy music around the home without being tethered to their audio with wires.
The attractive looking Screamer consists of a dongle to be attached to the user's home PC, a dock used to connect to any powered speakers, and a remote to control music playback. The system's most interesting feature is sure to be the remote, which contains a screen used to browse playlists through either Windows Media Player or iTunes on the linked PC. The system can reach distances of up to 150 feet (45.7m) between PC and dock, and streams music over the 2.4GHz spectrum at 1.536Mbps in stereo.
"The technology to enable the wireless transfer of music has existed for quite some time," said Gil Miller, founder of Siren. "What separates the Screamer from any other solution currently available is its seamless user interface. We poured thousands of engineering hours into the Screamer so our customers wouldn't have to spend more than a few minutes setting it up."
Launched alongside the Screamer, Siren's appropriately named Wireless Headphones offer a range of up to 120 feet (36.5m) and five-hours of listening time between charges. The headphones feature an over-ear design, and include a built in microphone, making them perfect for Voice Over IP applications.
The Siren Screamer and Siren Wireless Headphones will be available in March 2007 for US$129.99 and US$99.99 respectively.
Brad Kellett writes for MobileBurn from his home outside of Sydney, Australia.