updated 07:55 pm EST, Wed January 12, 2005
Griffin FireWave audio
, a unique FireWire accessory that brings 5.1 Surround Sound to any FireWire-enabled Mac. Griffin is offering a demonstration of this FireWire audio device this week at Macworld Expo. "With the multitude of 5.1 surround sound speakers for PCs readily available, FireWave gives Mac users the ability to affordably upgrade their sound systems.... FireWave's small size makes it easy to incorporate into any computer setup, and portable enough to use on laptops. For the ultimate in mobile convenience, FireWave gets its power through its FireWire connection to the computer – no separate cables or power supplies to tote. And FireWave features an extra FireWire port so you can chain other devices through it." It will ship in the second quarter of 2005 for $100.