Both WSJ Gadget Curmudgeon Walt Mossberg and BoingBoing's Ukulele-Obsessed Mark Frauenfelder are living blissfully with their Sonos 2.0 systems, streaming Rhapsody/happiness into their hearts and homes. Come again? Real Network's Sucktastic Rhapsody music service? Really? Walt says:
there's a substantial minority of folks who have neither the time, knowledge, nor inclination to do all this downloading and ripping. They don't want to fool around with any PC software just to hear music. [Hell Naw!]
I'll tell you something, I'm all for it. I'm somewhere stuck between being too cheap to buy tracks on iTunes for a buck, and too lazy/impatient to bother stealing it. So in the age of the 1-second hit, buffet-style music download is looking mighty appetizing.
I'm still not sure I need to spend $1000 bucks on Sonos gear to subscribe to Rhapsody, but for those who want to do it PC-free, I think I understand you. And Sonos is the way to go when it comes to room to room streaming with a bad ass remote and iTunes integration.
PS, Mark. Cory is going to get a little cranky when he finds out you've fallen in love with some DRM/Real ware.
Sonos + Rhapsody = happiness [BoingBoing]
Rhapsody Uses Sonos For a PC-Free Entry Into a Trove of Music [WSJ]