AirPlay

Behringer to launch OMNI AirPlay System, iNUKE Boom Jr. at CES 2013

Behringer to launch OMNI AirPlay System, iNUKE Boom Jr. at CES 2013

Audiophiles take note, because Behringer is set to officially unveil its new OMNI AirPlay sound system during CES 2013 next week. The OMNI AirPlay system, as you might have already guessed, takes advantage of Apple's AirPlay technology to bring the task of creating a home sound system into the wireless realm. By connecting the speakers and components in the OMNI system to your wireless router, you'll be able to stream music over your Internet connection from your iPhone or iTunes.

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YouTube for iOS updated for iPhone 5, iPad, and AirPlay

YouTube for iOS updated for iPhone 5, iPad, and AirPlay

You can now stream YouTube video via Apple's own AirPlay technology thanks to the newest update to the YouTube app for iOS, that being version 1.1.0.4136, aka the iPad and iPhone 5 update. This upgrade to the newest version has a little bit of user interface magic to it with a simple tap on the YouTube logo allowing you access to your Guide of channels while the aesthetics now seem eerily similar to what we're working with in the new Gmail for iOS - coincidence? We think not.

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Libratone Zipp Review

Libratone Zipp Review

Time was, if you wanted a wooly column of wireless musical pleasure, you had to train a sheep to stand upright and sing. Libratone's new Zipp, however, changes that: a wool wrapped portable speaker delivering not only Apple's AirPlay but a tweaked version intended for the wide open spaces that the Zipp - or sheep, for that matter - might go frolicking in. Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Linn Kiko takes AirPlay up a level

Linn Kiko takes AirPlay up a level

Linn might not be the first name you associate with iPhone and iPad streaming, but the Scottish company is hoping that change all that with its "budget" Kiko media streamer. "Budget" for Linn means £2,500, mind (the company's hand-made kit usually comes in at around $70k) though you do get a fair amount for your money: while the Kiko system will play nicely with Apple's AirPlay, Linn has also custom built its own streaming hardware complete with audio upsampling whether you're listening to music on a phone or tablet, through Spotify or Netflix, or from your games console or Blu-ray player.

 

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B&O BeoPlay A9: AirPlay gets outlandish

B&O BeoPlay A9: AirPlay gets outlandish

High-end home entertainment kit provider and style trend-setter Bang & Olufsen has outed its latest music system, but though the BeoPlay A9 goes wireless, it's certainly not discrete. The vast, round speaker system - which reminds us of an archery target, albeit one with touch-sensitive volume controls and a companion smartphone and tablet app - can be wall-mounted or stood on three wooden legs, streaming music around your home via DLNA and AirPlay.

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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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