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CES 2011: LogiTech streams laptop audio to speakers

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2011 21:52

CES 2011: LogiTech streams laptop audio to speakers LogiTech is showing an adapter at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that enables laptop users to easily send audio to their existing speaker systems wirelessly.
The adapter is being made for Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) enabled laptops, which are becoming more commonplace. Several netbooks are also coming to the market that feature Intel WiDi technology. The Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter uses WiDi wireless connectivity to stream audio from your Intel WiDi-enabled laptop to your favorite speakers.

Simply plug the Logitech adapter into your speakers using the included standard analog RCA or 3.5 mm jacks, launch the Intel WiDi software on your laptop, push "Connect" on your laptop and adapter, and your Intel WiDi-enabled laptop will automatically pair with your speakers.

"Intel's WiDi technology is quickly proliferating in the marketplace," said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager Logitech's audio business unit. "Now thanks to Intel WiDi and the Logitech Wireless Adapter for Intel WiDi-enabled laptops, it's easy to turn up the volume while you're listening to Pandora or watching a YouTube video. And you can do it with the speaker system you already own."

Also for smartphone or tablet users who can take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity, a new Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth device lets you stream audio from the device to your favorite speaker system.

Both adapters will be available in the U.S. and Europe in May, with an MSRP of $29.99.

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