I want a Wi-Fi to stereo out adapter

Gordon Mohr gojomo@usa.net
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 15:03:52 -0700


Michael Sippey writes:
  [Gordon Mohr wrote:]
> > The NSR might have enough capability that it should really
> > become a remote MP3 cache-and-player. Hell, why not make it
> > a full windows PC, running a slaved WinAmp -- you get the UI
> > you want, the MP3s get shuffled around behind the scenes
> > automagically.
> >
> > That is, what you *really* want might be:
> >
> >   - a brick PC with...
> >     - nice audio and video chips/outputs
> >     - 256MB+ RAM
> >     - no hard drive, CDrom, or disk drive
> >     - 802.11b, capable of operating as access point, client,
> >       or ad-hoc
> 
> i'll add something to the wish list...  instead of video out provide
> remote control of the player queue, eq and volume via a handspring / palm
> using 802.11b or even IR (blech).  something like the project at
> giantdisc.com, but control over wi-fi.
> 
> -michael

Actually, what I had in mind with the video-out was playback of
movies/shows to a nearby TV, moreso than displaying a local
control interface. 

Anyone care to venture a guess as to when the first 802.11b 
keyboards and mice appear, and the price-points/battery-life? 

- Gordon