Aside from the goofy name, the Sooloos looks perfect if you have 12 grand to spend on a digital music system.
I’ll bet clever folks could build a similar system for under $2,000 using Windows Vista, which has a slick media player and supports touch-screen controls.
A 17-inch iMac is pretty close today for just $1,500, but its internal drive capacity maxes out at 500 gigabytes.
Can PC-based systems ever have the great industrial design of the Sooloos? Maybe, maybe not. But the PC’s evolving interface and falling storage costs really should make the Sooloos-type experience accessible to the mainstream.
I want one of these, for $1,200.