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Stream Music...(all of it) From Your PC

Techstination feature for Monday, October 9, 2006

Streaming music from your PC…to your stereo. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. There have been lots of efforts before to make devices that stream digital music to home stereo systems. But even the most expensive ….have been stymied when it comes to being able to play songs purchased through Apple's iTunes or other digital rights management schemes. But Logitech has found a way around those issues….with its new Wireless DJ Music System. It uses a Bluetooth transmitter…to send music to a small receiver…that plugs into any stereo. And it's all controlled by an advanced handheld remote. Logitech's Pamela McCracken…

"It has an interactive LCD display. And from this LCD I can see all of my music in any format. I can also organize it by artist and genre and albums and add those to a playlist and stream music instantly from my PC out to my living room."

Logitech's software finds the music stored on your computer. Keep in mind, the PC will have to remain on for the system to work. But Logitech's biggest advantage over rivals…is the ability stream those protected songs….

"When I say any audio, I'm including DRM, iTunes purchased downloads, as well as subscription music services and even Internet radio stations like your Sirius and XM and maybe your favorite station that's in another state."

The price.. about 250 dollars for the transmitter, remote and one receiver. Additional receivers…you can have as many as three…using one at a time….sell for 80 dollars. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.