The “iTunes Speaker Thingy”

Sometimes, I hear about people doing cool things with Salling Clicker. You know, things that are a bit out of the ordinary. I hope to cover some of these in a series of posts here on the blog. Let me know if you have an interesting Clicker story of your own to share!

Anyhow, a recent post on the Make blog pointed me to an interesting contraption known only as the “iTunes Speaker Thingy”:

Dale writes “This is an enclosure which holds and powers an Airport Express and a set of attached speakers to wirelessly stream music from iTunes. It also incorporates a Palm T|X which acts as an LCD wirelessly remote for iTunes using the Salling Clicker remote control software. The setup provides a nice set of compact wireless speakers for any spot with AC power that’s in Wi-Fi range of your home network.”

2 Responses to The “iTunes Speaker Thingy”

  1. Dale says:

    Hey that’s mine!

    Glad you like it. It works well.

    Now if only there was an easy way to select the Airport Express output (vs. “My Computer”) from within Salling Clicker.

    Not sure it’s possible since there doesn’t seem to be a keyboard shortcut to select the audio output. I’d be happy to be wrong though.

    For now I just use a Palm VNC client to set iTunes to the Airport Express and then switch over to Salling Clicker.

    Thanks for the great program!

  2. Dale says:

    Oh well, I see from this thread it’s not possible.

    http://www.salling.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3018

    Oh well…

    Palm VNC works well enough for that purpose.