Klipsch releases wireless ProMedia 2.1
Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:20 AM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:35 PM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:57 PM
To be fair, a completely wireless system would require a transmitter at the source, a receiver at the "hub" of the system, one additional transmitter on that hub for each speaker, and a separate receiver on each speaker. Plus each speaker and the sub would have to host its own amplifier. And don't forget that each speaker and the sub would have to have a separate battery system to supply power, because you wouldn't want to screw up the entire "wireless" thing by having to plug the speakers into wall outlets
Personally, I think this sounds like it could be convenient. For a computer speaker system where all the components are relatively close together, I don't mind a few wires. (It's with home-theater systems, where you've got speakers all over the room, that wires get really inconvenient and messy.) But I *do* dislike not being able to have good audio if I decide to use my laptop on the couch that's across the room from where the speakers are. So being able to plug in a tiny dongle and listen is a nice feature. You could even keep the system connected, by a cable, to your desktop Mac, and use the dongle only when you want to listen to your laptop.
I'm looking forward to testing it out; Klipsch is sending us a unit to review.