Gadget of the Day – Philips WAC3500D Streamium

We're getting a bit tired of all these music streamers and iPod docks cluttering up our living room but Philips has the answer.Its all-in-one hi-tech,

We're getting a bit tired of all these music streamers and iPod docks cluttering up our living room but Philips has the answer.Its all-in-one hi-tech, hi-fi boasts not just said capabilities but also room for 1500 CDs on its 80GB hard drive.Couple it up with Philips' Wireless Music Stations and you can beam audio, from iPod or hard drive to up to five spots around the house, playing a different track in each room or the same one throughout for a new take on surround sound.By packing standard Wi-Fi it'll also happily talk to your PC and pull off MP3s and WMAs for broadcast. The built-in CD player will rip them direct, if you prefer, complete with track info.Add in a Class 'D' digital amplifier, two 40W speakers, Dynamic Bass Boost and a Smart Equalizer and you've got one tidy little package.EssentialsPhilips WAC3500D Streamium Wireless Audio CenterPrice: £300On sale: Now Contact: PhilipsRelated stories:Philips Streamium takes on nifty NanoDenon home cinema gets SmartSony HES-V1000 is here to serve your