By Andrew Liszewski
Last weekend I spent more time than I would have liked trying to get an AirPort Express to play nicely with my parent’s non-Apple wireless network. I concluded that they would not be enjoying the benefits of AirPlay anytime soon, and if you find yourself in the same boat, here’s an alternative.
The uPlay Puck from QED connects to your home stereo system and streams music from a Bluetooth equipped source like your iPhone or other smartphone. It uses the apt-X audio codec which is supposed to sound as good as CDs, and you can pair up to 4 different BT devices to the uPlay at one time, though I’m not sure how it decides which one has playback priority. It’s available now for ~$102 (£64.95) but since it’s a UK-based company and product you’ll need to pick up a power adapter to use it elsewhere.