updated 09:30 am EDT, Mon August 30, 2004
WiFi for Roku SoundBridge
Roku Labs today announced that its (formerly a $50 option). SoundBridge is network music player that streams digital music and Internet radio from any computer to powered speakers or a stereo system. SoundBridge features a bright, vacuum florescent display and an ergonomic remote control. Roku is also customers current SoundBridge owners one of three options: (1) receive a Roku-tested Wi-Fi card, (2) take $100 off the purchase of another SoundBridge or a HD1000 high-definition digital media player (3) receive a $50 refund.
"Roku SoundBridge was designed to be appealing for the living room and kitchen, with a unique display and remote control so consumers don't have to go anywhere near their laptops or desktops to play digital music," said Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood. "Now that Wi-Fi is included with all SoundBridge models, there are even more reasons why SoundBridge is the perfect network music player for any home."
SoundBridge plays digital music in major audio formats, including AAC, the audio file format used by iTunes software jukebox. It is compatible with iTunes, allowing users to instantly begin playing digital music, including iTunes playlists, smart playlists without installing additional software.
Roku SoundBridge is available in two models: the SoundBridge M1000 (10" wide x 2.37" in diameter) for $250 and the larger M2000 (17" wide x 2.75 inches in diameter) for $500.