Joining the hordes
of other fine music servers
out there that have caved to the silent iPod
demands, Terratec's latest has ponied up the ten-percent
in order to boast about iPod compatibility. The NOXON
2 music streamer sports a stylish white, silver, and black motif, a top-mounted iPod dock, USB host port for connecting flash drives and external HDDs, optical audio output, headphone jack, streaming internet radio sans a PC, FM tuner, a wireless remote, built-in in Ethernet, and WiFi to boot. The device also supports OS X
, and several flavors of Windows, 802.11b/g, 802.3(u), UPnP, WEP, WPA / WPA2, and a plethora of audio formats including MP3, M3U, PLS, OGG, AAC, WAV, and WMA. Notably, this unit actually packs its own 2.1 speaker system if you're on the go, which consists of a three-inch "subwoofer" and a pair of 1.5-inch tweeters, leaving us all to wonder where the integrated mids are. Still, such a convenient little streamer won't run you cheap, as Terratec
apparently feels this thing is worth a whopping €349 ($473).