toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iRiver unveils W10 music player with Wi-Fi

updated 04:40 pm EST, Tue January 9, 2007

iRiver at CES 2007

Korean music player designer iRiver at CES officially revealed the W10, its first jukebox to use Wi-Fi. Rather than use the wireless technology for simple sharing or transfers, the company says its device uses Wi-Fi to locate the owner: a system developed by Skyhook named the Wireless Positioning System uses the geolocation of one or more nearby Wi-Fi access points to find the user's position. The W10 is then able to guide its owner with NAVTEQ maps towards a nearby point of interest such as an ATM system or a restaurant. Using ground-based access points instead of satellites means the system works even indoors or in heavy interference from buildings, Skyhook says.

Beyond its signature wireless feature, the 3-inch touchscreen player stores up to either 4GB or 8GB of MPEG-4 and WMV movies as well as MP3 and WMA songs. Expansion for more memory is handled through a miniSD card slot and an FM tuner is built in for listening to live broadcasts. iRiver ships the W10 in April for an undetermined price.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented