Avoca VIP Music Edition lets you sweet talk your system into playing your favorites

Fancy music servers are great, but you still need to scroll through lists of files to find the music you want. Now, following in the path of Ford's SYNC voice command car system, a company called Avoca has introduced the VIP Music Edition server that you control by talking into a hijacked HP Ipaq. The server's 160 GB hard drive (larger drives are optional) stores your CDs as lossless FLAC files, then downloads metadata and cover art from AMG and displays them on the Ipaq. You can also add an iPod dock, and the server will download your playlists automatically. The main catch I see is the system's steep $3995 price tag.

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