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Robot-based iPod speaker system

updated 02:00 pm EDT, Thu August 31, 2006

iPod speaker system

A Japan-based company has released an innovative way to listen to music stored on an iPod throughout the users house, reports Electronista. The new company, ZMP, and established stereo manufacturer Kenwood have released Miuro, a robot which features an integrated iPod dock and Kenwood speakers. The small robot has two wheels which allow it to move from room to room broadcasting music from the docked iPod. The robot not only takes connects to an iPod for music playback, but can also broadcast wireless streams from computer programs such as iTunes. Miuro features a small camera and various sensors to plot out routes. The Miuro is priced at $1000 (USD) in Japan and aims to sell the robot internationally in the second half of 2007.




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  1. tom_heijtink

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    So much for so little

    Well I don't know what the most houses are like in Japan but in Holland and I can asure you in the rest of Europe we have stairs in our homes. I don't think this robot can manage to climb the stairs. This fact renders a device like this useless. Just give me AirPort Express-basisstation with AirTunes. Also the orange collour doesn't make it attractive. Maybe in Holland because it is one of our national collours but it look bulky and old fashioned. For the rest it sounds very interesting and intreaging.

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