Linksys today announced the start of shipments for two 802.11b wireless music “media links”.
The WMLS11B Wireless-B Music System and WML11B Wireless-B Media Link for Music can receive MP3, WMA and playlist streams via 802.11b wireless or 10/100 Ethernet wired connections.
Both products support Internet Radio and on-line music streaming services, connect to home audio systems via standard RCA analog or optical SPDIF digital cables and include an embedded LCD screen and infrared remote control user interface.
The WMLS11B Wireless-B Music System (pictured above) comes with detachable powered speakers and can be used as a portable streaming boom box.
Linksys has bundled a free three-month trial of RealNetworks’ Rhapsody Radio Plus service (normally $4.95 per month) with the purchase of either product.
The WML11B and WMLS11B are both available now for “estimated street” prices of about $150 and $180 respectively.