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Altec Lansing Shows Off Streaming Speaker

It’s rare that we find an iPod or PMP speaker that interests us, but, believe it or not, it happened at the Altec Lansing booth at Digitial Experience this week. The company was showing off its inMotion Air speaker, which allows you to stream music from your computer via a special wireless dongle. When connected to a computer via the adaptor, the inMotion Air has a range of 100 yards to stream playlists, internet radio or other audio content.

Though having access to your computer’s entire library of music is probably preferable, users can also stream music from their cell phone, MP3 player, tablet or any other Bluetooth-enabled device. 

As far as battery is concerned, you can expect up to seven hours of playback time on a single charge. Pricing is set for just shy of $200 and the inMotion Air will be available exclusively at RadioShack and directly from Altec’s website.

Altec Lansing is not the first or only company to come out with a product like this. We recently saw Apple introduce AirPlay, a similar solution for Apple users who wish to stream audio and video content from one AirPlay-enabled device, such as a computer, iPod, iPad or iPhone, to another. B&W, iHome and Denon have all spoken of plans for AirPlay enabled speakers.