Aperion Audio has just introduced the ARIS wireless speaker for Windows that enables music enthusiasts to have fun with their favorite tracks regardless of which part of the home they are at. Before I continue, let me make this clear – generally speaking, the word “home” used describes your average American abode, and not one of those super large mansions with more rooms than you can shake a stick at. Now that we have gotten that out of the way, Aperion Audio’s ARIS wireless speaker works this way – you just place the speaker anywhere you want it, hook it up via wireless or Ethernet to the home network using the Windows 7 and/or Windows 8 Consumer Preview operating systems, and you are good to go.
After all, with so many of us stashing away our prized music collection across a range of digital devices like notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones and network storage drives, it also makes perfect sense to let such music be played in a simple manner – and the ARIS makes it possible, since you need not transfer music files between devices, or even to plug and unplug cables so that you can tune in to specific tracks. No sir, the Windows 7 “Play To” feature empowers music lovers to send music from any device on the network to an ARIS speaker, and you are good to go.
The ARIS speaker is truly a thing of beauty, coming in a single-piece brushed aluminum enclosure alongside an adjustable and removable steel base. It has 100W RMS of total power, boasting half a dozen internal speakers and three sound modes. This DLNA certified device will ship sometime from the middle of next month onwards for $499 a pop. [Press Release]