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.

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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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