Gloolabs has developed an audio device design that can run on any device that supports Java: The middleware collects music stored on any networked device in a variety of file types including MP3, Internet Radio, AAC, WAV, and soon WMA files. It also supports playlists from MusicMatch, WinAmp, and iTunes.
The first customer is MacSense which has built its Linux-based HomePod using the middleware. It can stream music from a networked computer using Wi-Fi and has its own speakers but could also be hooked up to a stereo. Controls and interface on the device are described as iPod-esque.
Gloolabs also plans to market the software for use on laptops and PDAs. [via slashdot]