Aperion has just revealed the ARIS, a wireless speaker uses the ‘Play To’ feature that resides within the Windows OS. Here’s how it works – you simply place the speaker wherever you want it, connect it via wireless or Ethernet to your wifi using the Windows 7 and/or Windows 8 Consumer Preview operating systems, and that’s it, you’re all set. The Windows 7 ‘Play To’ feature allows you to send music from any device on the network to the ARIS speaker.
Apple devices have already enjoyed the benefit of wireless music playback through AirPlay speakers, but Windows O/S users generally have been left out in the cold. But not any more, thanks to the ARIS wireless speaker.
This 100W RMS speaker (with half a dozen internal speakers) is housed in a brushed aluminum enclosure that rests atop an adjustable / removable steel base and features three sounds modes for your listening pleasure: natural, bass boost and enhanced stereo. There’s also an ARIS app that allows you to select music from any device on the network for playback on the speaker, thus transforming your smartphone into a remote control of sorts. Should you need to do wired streaming (for e.g. via non-Windows devices), an auxiliary jack resides on the back of the speaker. What’s the cost? $499. It’s expected to ship next month (June 2012), check it out below.