New Sony HomeShare Products Unveiled

Sony announced its new line of Wi-Fi-enabled HomeShare products that include speakers, iPhone/iPod Touch speaker docks and a remote control. According to the company, the devices will make use of a 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connection and will be compatible with Sony’s Blu-ray disc players and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compatible PC’s.

The SA-NS300 & SA-NS400 HomeShare Speakers

The HomeShare speakers will be available in the SA-NS400 and the SA-NS300 models. The HomeShare speakers will connect to a Wi-Fi network in order to play audio from music libraries or stream directly through the Internet.

Sony has yet to reveal full technical details on the speakers, but it is expected that both models will feature a 360-degree directional speaker design.

The speakers are expected to retail at a price of $200 to $300 for the two models respectively.

The NAS-SV20i & NAS-SV10i iPhone / iPod Touch Docks

Sony also announced the NAS-SV20i and the NAS-SV10i iPhone speaker docks. The HomeShare iPhone docks will wirelessly connect to HomeShare speakers over a 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connection or to an existing home theatre system.

Both systems support PartyStreaming and come with Bravia Internet video music services built-in.

Again, Sony is yet to reveal full technical specifications on both devices, but they are expected to retail at a price of $230 to $300 respectively.

The HomeShare iPhone/iPod Touch docks will be available to the public in March.

The RMN-U1 universal Wi-Fi Remote Control

Lastly is the HomeShare RMN-U1 universal Wi-Fi remote control. According to Sony, the remote control will be able to control the whole range of HomeShare audio products, as well as certain Sony television sets and Blu-Ray players through DLNA and other home theatre components via infrared.

The device will allow users to control the music on different HomeShare speakers through a small touchscreen.

The RMN-U1 universal Wi-Fi remote control is also scheduled for release in March and is expected to retail at a price of around $300.

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