The campaign to liberate speakers

Wireless systems called 'the holy grail'

We generally maintain a no-gloat-zone policy here at Crave, but sometimes we just can't help ourselves. Case in point: Just yesterday we wondered aloud why manufacturers were still touting hard-wired speaker systems for the home. If there's any digital consumer product that begs for wireless connections in multiple rooms, it's the entertainment system. And speakers would seem to be the easiest place to start.

Today, News.com ran a story that addressed this very point, focusing on an Australian company called Avega Systems that promised wireless speakers a year ago but then pretty much dropped off the map. (It's promising to trot out a product again at CES in January.) Anyway, the main reason for this item is to underscore this quote from one of the company's rivals, Neosonik, which plans to unveil a competing product: "Wireless speakers are the holy grail." Amen.

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