JBL cuts the cord too

Top brand offers wireless audio system

First our prayers were answered--now our cup runneth over. Awhile back we began a campaign in favor of wireless home audio systems, thinking that it was kind of ridiculous that the industry was still tethered to cords at this stage of technology history. And even after manufacturers began meeting the demand , some purists remained skeptical about quality from relatively no-name brands.

Now, however, one of the most recognized brands in speaker-dom has joined the wireless fray. JBL has released the "On Air Control 2.4G," which it describes as "a pair of wall-mountable loudspeakers that incorporates a wireless transceiver and amplifier, a transmitter/receiver module and a remote control." The 2.4GHz-frequency system, which can connect to MP3 players and other devices, works with speakers up to 70 feet away and will go for an estimated $350. For once, we're speechless.

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