Belkin, has announced the US$99.99 SOUNDFORM Connect, a new audio adapter designed to turn any traditional stereo speaker into an Apple AirPlay 2-enabled speaker.
Once it’s connected to any powered speaker or sound system with an optical or 3.5mm input, a user can simply tap the AirPlay icon on their compatible Apple device to start playing music or other audio. With AirPlay 2–enabled speakers, users can ask Siri via their iPhone to play their favorite music or podcasts throughout the house, ask what’s playing in each room, control the volume, and more.
The adapter enables the speakers to be compatible with HomeKit. The folks at Belkin say this makes it easy to assign them to different rooms and create scenes and automations in the Home app.