Gramofon, Cheap Wi-Fi Music Streaming From The Makers Of Fon

Gramofon, Cheap Wi-Fi Music Streaming From The Makers Of Fon

I have a Libratone Zipp speaker, and it works great – within five line-of-sight meters of my router that is. Any further and it just goes nuts, shows me a red light and refuses to play.

What I need is a way to extend my network throughout my apartment, but without spending a fortune on AirPorts Express. If only there were a $30 box that not only extended my network but came in a package so tiny I could dot them around the house.

Wait, what’s that? The Gramofon?

Gramofon comes from the folks behind Fon, the Wi-Fi router people.

It works like this: You connect it to your Wi-Fi network (or to an Ethernet cable), and you hook it up to a speaker. Then you use it to stream Spotify or Wah-Wah music direct.
Gramofon, Cheap Wi-Fi Music Streaming From The Makers Of Fon
No, there’s no AirPlay, and you can’t stream music direct from your device. But given that so many folks use Spotify, this mightn’t be a problem, especially as it costs as little as $30, although it’s more likely to be $60 by the time you make it to the Kickstarter page.

I like the idea of a tiny Wi-Fi device for my music streaming, but I don’t like the fact I can’t actually stream my own music. So I guess it’s an AirPort Express after all.

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