It's been a little while since we've heard about Escient FireBall
products, and it looks like they've brought a new one to the table: the FireBall FP-1 Music Manager ($600), a networked music player that'll stream music from your docked iPod, another FireBall server, or from your Mac / PC using the FireBall music server software via standard Ethernet or an optional WiFi adapter. The FP-1 will play AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA and iTunes purchases without any problems, and is available now through Escient's network of dealers via its website. Seriously, though, wouldn't this be a lot sweeter if it had some fire-themed artwork on the top, like those Dells
we were eyeing earlier this year?