The Good Easy to use and set up; streams audio from iPod and/or any line-in device; can support up to three additional wireless speakers for a total of four.
The Bad Mediocre sound quality; remote only works with base; range issues indoors; occasional audio delays vary by speaker; no power button; short wireless speaker power cable.
The Bottom Line The IntelliTouch EOS Digital Wireless Multi-Room Audio System is a reasonable choice for wireless iPod audio--if you can get past the system's occasionally shoddy range performance and overall mediocre sound quality.
IntelliTouch Eos Digital Wireless Multi-Room Audio System
Speaker docks for the iPod are nothing new, but we're starting to see more ambitious attempts at improving the experience. While something like an Airport Express can stream audio wirelessly from your iTunes, the IntelliTouch EOS Digital Wireless Multi-Room Audio System can stream music from your iPod to up to four wireless speakers. The system provides a painless, easy-to-use audio streaming experience that is occasionally limited by range. While the system does work as advertised when in range, you may be a bit disappointed with the sound quality and performance of the speakers, as well as the functional limitations.
The EOS system comes with a main base station and one extra wireless speaker, and it's available in either black or white (though IntelliTouch is planning on discontinuing the white version). You can purchase up to three extra speakers (for $130 each) that will extend the entire system to four maximum wireless speakers: the EOS100RB (black) and the EOS100R (white--presumably also slated for being discontinued).
The base itself is covered in a shiny plastic. Two midrange drivers flank the dock on either side while a bottom-mounted subwoofer is hidden behind a circular plastic grille. The main unit is sturdy and won't slide away thanks to its four rubber feet. Two blue LEDs up front signify your two source selection and four blue LEDs will illuminate to let you know how many of the four possible wireless speakers are connected. You also have the option of using any non-iPod device as your source using the 3.5mm line-in port on the rear of the base station.