"Terrific design, engineering & execution"4.5 starson by L Robert Johnson
Pros: Access all your music with no computer on. Rhapsody eliminates need to buy or own CDs. System is totally out of sight except for handheld WiFi controller.
Cons: Software for Mac not as complete as for thePC yet. The Remote does not have a beeper you can beep from your computer when you leave it somewhere and can't find it
Summary: This is the way it should be done. The quality of the product is obvious the minute you plug it in. The WiFi range is better than my Apple WiFi. The documentation is VERY clear. The Help website is strong for a product only one month old. I can find and access my music easily, and it sounds great.
For years I have used CD Jukeboxes for my hundreds of CDs. Keeping the jukeboxes up to date as to which CDs were where is a job that fell behind. Soon all 1000+ CDs will be on a LaCie Network Attached Drive and I will be able to find everything by album, artist, track, etc. - just like an iPod. This info goes in automatically when the CD is loaded onto the hard drive - album artwork too.
I have had 2 ZonePlayers and 1 Controller for a month and am ordering more to put them throughout the house.