At the beginning of August Fred Wilson posted about the absurd notion that AirPlay is bad in comparison to Bluetooth. Now he has an update about his Bluetooth stereo setup, in which he says:
Bottom line. It’s fucking fantastic.
He’s elated that he can replicate his car stereo in his home.1 And then Wilson gets to the negatives:
First, it can only pair with one device.
Yeah, my wife is also dumbfounded why our car can only pair with one cellphone at a time to use the handsfree setup — I bet she’d love it if I brought that “experience” into our home.
Also, bluetooth has limited range so the phone has to be in the same room as the Logitech Adapter to play music.
I mean, if I want to listen to music with a setup that can stream the audio to any room in my house, there’s no way I would want to carry my phone with me to change the song. I mean mix tapes are great, never need to skip a song on them.
But still, “fucking fantastic”.
I needed to charge my laptop the other day and out of sheer laziness I didn’t want to move it from my home office to the living room, but still I wanted to AirPlay over a video I was streaming from a website — I mean it still worked just fine in my office — I’m just telling you that I was lazy and didn’t want my computer tethered to one room to make ancient technology work.
That’s all I’m saying.
Also he notes “I got some super high end RCA cables”, which actually explains a lot about his illusions of grandeur. ↩