I have a crazy scenario that I want to explore:
mounting a waterproof tablet in the shower stall and streaming music from the tablet to a Bluetooth speaker that will sit on top of a vanity/toiletry cabinet. The bathroom is really small, so I don't distance shouldn't be a problem (aside from a potential line of sight issue with the tub door).
Am I crazy or is this plan do-able?Mounting System: PadTab (Amazon $25.00)
It says that the mouting adhesive should work in a bathroom-setting. PadTab also claims that the adhesive should NOT ruin the surface (I currently have a plastic bath fitter "wall" that is covering the old bath tiles).
Also, the PadTab system seems really easy for someone to mount and de-mount the tablet. This is crucial since I will need to charge the tablet at a nearby AC whenever the tablet runs out of juice.Tablet: Pantech Element (about $200-$250 used on ebay)
The Pantech Element is an 8" Android tablet (ICS 4.0) that is waterproof and supports Bluetooth A2DP. To be quite honest, I'd be content with a cheaper tablet and/or ones that are aesthetically better looking and/or a better brand name like Samsung. However, none of them are waterproof.Goals I'd like to accomplish:
Bluetooth Speaker: Spracht WS-4010 ($49.99 on Amazon of $35 used on Amazon)
- Access Netflix and/or Live TV (using a WMC HTPC plugin or our cable provider's proprietary app)
- Stream Radio or Music (using Pandora, Tune-In Radio, etc.)
- See the Weather, Temperature & Traffic in the Morning
- Access stored music on Home Wi-Fi Network (using DLNA or something along those lines)
- Viewing adult content (JUST KIDDING )
This speaker takes 4 AA batteries as it's source for power, which is critical since it's too costly to run GFCI approved wires in the bathroom. I also didn't want to invest a few hundred dollars into a nice Jambox since it's in an environment where the steam can destroy the electronic components of the speaker.
I'm also NOT looking for audiophile-like quality for this bathroom environment, but wanted the audio quality to be a bit better than one of the tiny cylindrical-shaped speakers. I'm also not looking for thumping bass. Mid's and volume are most important since the speaker has to battle the loud bath fan.
Any thoughts or comments would be most appreciated!