I want a Wi-Fi to stereo out adapter

Jeff Barr jeff@vertexdev.com
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 15:12:53 -0700


To do this right, the "brick" should not need a fan. In an
otherwise quiet room, a normal PC makes a remarkable amount
of noise!

Jeff;

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com] On 
> Behalf Of Gordon Mohr
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 3:04 PM
> To: fork@xent.com
> Subject: Re: I want a Wi-Fi to stereo out adapter
> 
> 
> 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
> 
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