updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue August 8, 2006
Logitech Wireless DJ PC
The notion of streaming music wirelessly to audio systems throughout the house isn't new, but it typically comes with strings attached: you're often tied to one particular jukebox program and the formats associated with it, or else you need to buy complete additional models if there's more than one audio system involved. Logitech's $250 Wireless DJ for PCs promises better: while the custom software needed is Windows-only, it isn't jukebox in itself; instead, it aggregates the music libraries of several different apps (including iTunes, Musicmatch, and Windows Media Player) and streams all of them regardless of format. If you need to expand, you only need an add-on receiver for $80. We'll see the Wireless DJ in stores late in September.