The Q-Bean-ST by LTB audio claims to be my PC's new best friend. Well, at least it'll have one, since my computer and I are rarely on speaking terms. Having gotten that off my chest, the Q-Bean is a portable gadget that wirelessly receives music and voice from your computer so you can listen while you roam around your house.
The Q-Bean will work with iTunes and Windows Media Player, and I'm told it can stream "CD-quality" stereo audio. While you carry the Q-Bean, you can remotely control volume and playback of all your media. It'll also work directly with an iPod, Zune or any other MP3 player.
Wait, there's more: It also has a built-in microphone that works with VoIP so you can make and receive phone calls while you walk. The Bean's ARIO technology provides zero latency voice communication… er, no lag or delay. No Bluetooth here — the Q-Bean transmitter and receiver operates on a 2.4-GHz frequency with a line-of-sight range of 150 feet. Price is $130; available now.