Klipsch G-17 Air iPhone dock gets Wi-Fi Direct

Klipsch G17

Klipsch has made its G-17 Air AirPlay iPhone/iPod dock (£430) Wi-Fi Direct compatible, meaning you can stream music from portables to the dock wirelessly even when there is no router-based wireless network nearby.

Wi-Fi Direct allows a single user to stream tunes from up to 30 feet away, say in the garden or when on holiday. The upgrade is available via Klipsch's free set-up app on Apple's App Store.

Streaming via AirPlay is also possible when the G-17 is in range of your home wi-fi network. And the dock is compatible with Android smartphones and tablets when using the Android music player app.

For wired connection of portable devices to the dock, there are 3.5mm and USB inputs too. These cannot be used when Wi-Fi Direct is employed.

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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 whathifi.com 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.