Logitech has followed the introduction of its Android Squeezebox controller app with a version for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. A free download, Squeezebox Controller for iOS [iTunes link] allows you to control single or multi-room playback from your Apple device, as well as control streaming radio and search.
Jabra has given its latest Bluetooth accessory a US launch, this time a speakerphone rather than a headset. The Jabra FREEWAY is apparently the first to include three speakers and be HD Voice compliant; that, the company reckons, makes it ideal not only for hands-free calls in the car, but for use with an iPod, smartphone or other PMP thanks to Bluetooth A2DP support.
chumby has announced preorders for its latest desktop widget display, the chumby8, which as the name suggests is fronted by an 8-inch touchscreen display. The 800 x 600 panel can show various internet-connected widgets from chumby's 1,500-strong catalog, including streaming media, photos, RSS, weather and content subscriptions.
Developers may be giddy over Mac OS X Lion's more advanced features - which pull in multitouch and full-screen app behaviors from iOS onto the desktop platform - but it's AirDrop that is likely to make the biggest impact on everyday users. Apple's new wireless file transfer system, AirDrop is all about making impromptu shares with the users around you, and doing it in an incredible straightforward way.
Microsoft is planning a conference at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week in San Francisco. Not many details on what the conference will be about specifically, but it is rumored to be Kinect focused.
Sonos has announced its latest controller app, this time headed to Android smartphones. The Sonos Controller for Android will hit the Market in late March and, like the company's existing iOS apps, be a free download. New on the Android version, however, is music voice search, which will allow users to search for tracks, artists and albums using spoken requests.
Voice control also works for searching for new streaming radio stations, and the Android app has the same multi-room volume and track control as its predecessors. It requires a device running Android 2.1 or later, with a screen size of HVGA 320 x 480, WVGA 480 x 800 or WVGA 480 x 854; that basically means most recent phones.
Bookshelf music systems have fallen from favor somewhat, with iPod docks taking over, but Grace Digital reckons there's still a place for compact HiFis. The Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System does exactly what it says on the tin: stream over 17,000 radio stations, 20,000 plus on-demand programs, and over 35,000 podcasts over a WiFi b/g/n connection to a compact audio system with separate speakers.
If you're on a Windows-based computer, and you happen to download Apple's iTunes software, then you know that the company inherently suggests that you should download their Safari Web browser, too. Just to compliment you're already on-going download. Whether or not you do, that's your decision. But, many PC owners shy away from Apple's Web browser of design. If a new rumor is to be believed, then it looks like Apple has found a way around this, and may be combining iTunes and Safari into one application.
Having one car speakerphone isn't enough for BlueAnt. No, they've got to have options. That's where the S4 "true handsfree" voice controlled car speakerphone comes in. Shown off at the company's booth on the showroom floor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the S4 is a bit more of a streamlined device.
BlueAnt also shown off the T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset with with wind armour technology. Offering up clear audio in wind speeds of up to 22mph, the device features the revolutionary technology for audio that we have yet to see in a bluetooth headset of its price-range.