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.
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.