When I caught the first inklings of an Apple branded AirPort Express compatible remote control, over at Gizmodo it immediately reminded me of another streaming music system that had really caught my eye a few months back. The Sonos system seemed to really capture the ease, style and functionality of iTunes and the AirPort Express, why hadn’t Apple moved forward on such a project themselves?
Maybe they’ve been working on it, all along? According to this article over at MacWorld, Apple indicated a remote would “indeed be a logical direction”. I have to say if Apple is working on such a remote I hope it isn’t “dumb”, rather I would want to see Wireless-G capability built in. Hey while we’re at it, the way the Sonos can display the album jackets and stream in internet radio, all via the GUI on the remote is really neato. Hey dream big right?
If Apple is working on such a product, I could really see it further cementing their already monster like domination of portable media, by bringing that same ease and slick factor into the home.