Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Digital Music: Things I want

I've come up with a few product ideas. I think these are awesome ideas, and hopefully someone has already come up with them. I doubt I'm the first one to think of these, but if I am, let's hope I get credit. ;-)

1. I want an MP3 Server in my car. Similar to the iPod, in the sense that I can sync from a PC or a Mac while my car sits within 50 feet of my house. How slick would that be to pick your playlist for your roadtrip while you're cutting a new release! It'd have to be fairly inexpensive (~$200) to be profitable I think. Competitors: XM Radio.

2. I want to hook my MP3 collection up to my home stereo. I believe this is already possible, but I want more. I want to be able to sit on my patio and control my home stereo with my iPod. iPod = remote control. Of course, we don't have a home stereo, nor a patio - but I do plan to purchase these luxuries someday, and I'd love to switch from Bare Naked Ladies to Jimmy Buffett when Julie goes to change a diaper. ;-D

Posted in Mac OS X at Jun 30 2003, 07:13:05 AM MDT 4 Comments
Comments:

The Slimp3 (http://www.slimdevices.com/) comes close to your second idea

Posted by Phil Shrimpton on June 30, 2003 at 07:27 AM MDT #

http://www.carplayer.com/2003/ is an interesting project - they have a kit for $300, but you need your own case.

Posted by Graham on June 30, 2003 at 06:33 PM MDT #

It actually requires a bit more than just a case. They are selling a motherboard, software, and remote - no ram, hd/cd/dvd, or the all important display, which will raise the price considerably.

Posted by Graham on June 30, 2003 at 06:38 PM MDT #

I bought a Belkin TuneCast FM Transmitter yesterday and it seems that it might satisfy both my wants. I can take it in the car and tune my radio to 88.1 to listen to the iPod - and I can do it with any FM Radio. I even drove home tonight behind Julie (who was using it in her car) and I could hear it w/in 2 car lengths. This, to me, says that I can sit in my backyard and broadcast from my iPod to my home FM stereo. Seems reasonable, we'll see.

Thanks for the tips though!

Posted by Matt Raible on June 30, 2003 at 08:28 PM MDT #

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