that's networked to your other devices and output from the laptop to a set of powered speakers. You'd share the folder containing your recorded music and connect to that folder across the network. You could probably build a library on the remote laptop that links to the source. As for Pandora, you'd have direct internet access in the garage. You didn't mention how far your garage shop is from your house or if you already have a wireless router or AP. Distance and obstacles make all the difference in the best way to get the strongest signal there.