Orb Music Player streams music from PC, Mac computers to stereos

Summary:Need a way to connect your iTunes or Pandora library to your home stereo set-up? There's another option now, and that would be the Orb Music Player.

Need a way to connect your iTunes or Pandora audio library to your home stereo set-up? There's another option now, and that would be the Orb Music Player.

The Orb basically works as an intermediary between your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android-based smartphone and stereos all over the house over a 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connection.

Owners have the option of hooking up the hockey puck-sized Orb to a stereo or radio via an in-line audio jack to receive music (i.e iTunes, Pandora, Internet radio stations, etc.) from your Mac or PC. The iOS/Android devices come in as remote controls using the free Orb Caster app.

If you have multiple stereos throughout the house (say in the kitchen, living room and your bedroom), this seems like a simple way of setting everything up without many cords or having to move stuff around all the time.

The Orb Music Player is available now and selling for $69.00.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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