Creative Labs' Sound Blaster Wireless Music - Music at Home Minus the Cablesby Andrew Ku on August 8, 2004 12:05 AM EST
While MP3 players bring your home music library with you wherever you go, the home entertainment center still needs to be fed an audio signal from your computer or DVD/CD/MP3 player. Assuming that you are using a DVD/CD/MP3 player, there is still a limitation to the amount of MP3s that you can access at one time because of storage media.
Hooking up a computer, on the other hand, raises the limit of stored MP3s to the capacity of your available hard drive space. The problem with using a computer as the basis for the storage medium of your MP3 music library is that your home entertainment system is still stuck with the problem of how to select a specific track to play or manipulate your music library. Even if you have a remote for your computer, you would need a monitor hooked up or a video out fed to your television to know what you are doing. Either way, it would get very complicated.
Currently, there are a few solutions on the market to meet this exact purpose, but as of CES, several popular products have popped up, including the Sound Blaster Wireless Music from Creative Labs.