Yesterday I was at the Apple store getting my defective MacBook battery replaced (no charge) so of course I felt I had to give them some of my money. I used the visit as an excuse to finally pick up an AirPort Express to stream music from my iTunes to the house stereo speakers. For too long now, I’ve been headphoning it while working on the laptop or plugging into a pair of tin box speakers with lousy sound, especially when in the kitchen cooking, which was a lot.
Now, in addition to much improved sound, I have the convenience of piping music wirelessly from the laptop. Sweet. The sound is great and I’m saving my ears by not relying on my headphones quite so much. My playlists will get even more of a workout and I can stream iTunes radio stations (like Radio Paradise) which I haven’t tapped into in quite a while. I can also take more advantage of the Genius feature, which I really like as a way of mixing up the music in my library. It’s a much better alternative to random shuffling through the songs, allowing me to serve up a list centered around a particular song. It’s still random but related, flowing together better than something that pulls from the entire library.
I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.