AirPlay

Libratone Zipp takes AirPlay mobile

Libratone Zipp takes AirPlay mobile

Wool-clad speaker company Libratone has outed its latest model, the Zipp, a wireless AirPlay-enabled model with battery life good for four hours of standalone streaming. Borrowing the fabric covered style of its felty predecessors, the Zipp supports direct AirPlay connections using Libratone's own PlayDirect WiFi technology, allowing the $399 speaker to hook straight up to your iPhone or iPad rather than requiring a wireless network in-between.

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Onkyo DS-A5 dock squeezes AirPlay into your A/V setup

Onkyo DS-A5 dock squeezes AirPlay into your A/V setup

Apple's AirPlay could end up a little more flexible thanks to Onkyo, with a new dock promising to add support for the streaming standard to existing A/V kit. The Onkyo DS-A5 iPod/iPhone/iPad Docking Station recharges your iPhone or iPad, but also acts as an AirPlay bridge between them and a variety of home entertainment kit, with the possibility of funneling your music across an ethernet network too.

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AirBridge out-streams AirPlay for impromptu iPhone sharing

AirBridge out-streams AirPlay for impromptu iPhone sharing

AirPlay Mirroring on the iPhone and iPad is great, but startup Artifex Touch thinks it has a better solution for impromptu presentations, media streaming, group working and more with its AirBridge. A portable wireless adapter that clips to an iOS device and your nearest TV or projector, AirBridge is fresh to Kickstarter and, with the help of a clever companion app, streams video, games, and presentations over WiFi, either to the base station or directly to another iOS device user.

 

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Apple AirPlay Direct tipped for September launch

Apple AirPlay Direct tipped for September launch

Apple launched its AirPlay music streaming feature back in 2010, and it has proven to be very popular with Apple fans. Sources who claim to be familiar with the workings at Apple are now saying that a new version of AirPlay will be launched in September. The existing version of AirPlay needs AirPlay certified speakers and a Wi-Fi network.

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Netgear Powerline Music Extender streams music and more

Netgear Powerline Music Extender streams music and more

Netgear has a new powerline networking device called the XSUB2511. Like most powerline networking gear, it will connect your Internet connection to your power lines in the house to share that connectivity without needing a wireless network. This new adapter allows more than simply allowing you to share your Internet connection.

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CasaTunes Air expands AirPlay for the wireless home

CasaTunes Air expands AirPlay for the wireless home

This week the folks at CasaTunes have revealed a new system in CasaTunes Air, a system with which you'll be able to have multi-room wired and wireless music streaming all coming from your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone. This system works with a CasaTunes Music Server and has your AirPlay devices as well as your wired devices (simple speakers, for example) working all throughout your home. Inside the iOS app you'll be able to play tunes from any number of your own music collections and direct the sound to the rooms you've set up throughout your house or apartment.

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Pioneer SMA wireless speakers add HTC Connect and AirPlay

Pioneer SMA wireless speakers add HTC Connect and AirPlay

Yesterday, HTC introduced the Connect program, a spin on Apple’s own AirPlay mode allowing you to wireless stream content across the home on supported devices. Pioneer is one of the launch partners for Connect, and it looks like it wants all the connectivity it can gets its hands on. The company has announced the new SMA range of wireless speakers, which feature both AirPlay and Connect.

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Apple AirPort Express updated with dual-band Wi-fi

Apple AirPort Express updated with dual-band Wi-fi

This week Apple has revealed several devices, like the AirPort Express that have been updated in stealth - that for Apple meaning that they weren't included with the keynote at the start of the day at WWDC 2012. This event has already revealed a new MacBook Pro range, iOS 6, and Apple's own Maps application, and now it's time to come back to the data connection with the AirPort Express for $99 today.

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Apple unveils AirPlay Mirroring, 1080p streaming to TV

Apple unveils AirPlay Mirroring, 1080p streaming to TV

Apple has just demoed a new AirPlay Mirroring feature that can be used to easily push 1080p content wirelessly to your TV from your Mac running the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion. This means no more fiddling with an HDMI cable to get the same result. Audio can also be mirrored this way to AirPlay-enabled stereo systems and speakers.

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Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha has released two new models of its RX-V series network AV receivers with the RX-V773WA and the RX-V673. These powerful 7.2-channel receivers are future-proofed to meet the demands of the most advanced home entertainment needs, offering AirPlay support, improved YPAO system calibration, internet radio, DLNA, WiFi, as well as 4K and 3D pass-through.

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