Arcam offers wireless streaming for all iPods

Arcam is offering the option of wireless streaming to owners of all iPods, not just those equipped with wi-fi.

The Arcam rWand costs £70 and can be used with any iPod with a 30-pin connector, plus all iPhones and iPads.

It uses Kleer lossless technology for full bandwidth, "CD quality" wireless streaming which, claims Arcam, delivers better sound quality and signal reliability than Bluetooth or wi-fi.

For those with a Mac or PC, Arcam offers the rWave USB wireless streaming dongle for £80, which uses the same technology (below).

Both devices can be used to stream music to an Arcam rCube iPod dock and the rDAC-kw wireless DAC (digital to analogue converter). Music can be shared with up to four rCubes or rDACs.

They're also compatible with a selection of Kleer-compatible headphones from Sennheiser, Sleek and AKG.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.