Q: I live in a condo of 1,025 sq. ft. The only TV is in the living room with Time Warner Cable. I want to hear the programs on TV without turning up the volume real loud in the office. There is the kitchen between the TV and the office of two walls. Is there a listening device that I can wear to hear it while I work on the computer in the office? If so cost is not as much a problem as space. Please let me know what is available and where I can get it. ~ Joy Taylor
iGirl: Joy, it sounds like you are looking for a wireless headphone. One example are Acoustic Research’s wireless stereo headphones. These, for $50.99, lock in a frequency allowing you to hear clearly up to 150 feet away from the signal’s source.
If you’re looking to see and watch the TV from another room, look into getting a system that transmits audio and/or video from one source such as a TV to another source such as a PC or other type of receiver. These require that you both buy a device to send the signal from your TV, and a receiver (a TV or some other device) to display or play the signal.
TERK has the Leapfrog wireless system. It includes devices that plug into your TV, computer or other device – sending its information wirelessly to another room where you have placed a receiver. TERK’s LF30S (receiving four and a half stars out of five in Amazon’s customer reviews), for example, will transmit audio and video from one room to another, through walls and floors, up to 150 feet away. It works with TVs, receivers, DVD players and most other audio/visual components. Also, TERK provides accessories for controlling devices from other rooms – so that a remote in your office could control your TV in another room, despite walls and floors.
There’s also RF-Link that has several choices , such as the AVS-5811 (receiving four stars out of five in Amazon’s customer reviews), that send audio and video from a TV or other device to any TV or monitor.