Digital Audio Shows No Shortage of Options
By David Dritsas
MP3 was the king of CES. The category that exploded last year has now entrenched itself in consumer electronics and is seeding itself across the industry. No longer just a PC-based digital audio format, MP3 is evolving into other product categories and diversifying itself into different formats, while the portable player practically becomes a commodity product.
One of the more interesting and expanding realms of digital audio is the application of Internet radio. At CES, several companies showed new products that allow consumers to enjoy Internet-based radio stations without using a PC. Only an Internet connection is needed.