Audiophiles are always searching for ways to be able to bring their music and listen to it anywhere they wish. Portable devices have provided a solution to the problem, but what happens then when audiophiles have left these devices behind?
How do audiophiles listen to their favorite music whether in the workshop or garage or while whipping out dishes in the kitchen without having to fiddle with their iPods or smart phone, especially when they got their hands full? How do they listen to their favorite songs without blasting them from their stereos at maximum level so that they could hear the music playing a few meters away?
Rocki, a successfully funded Kickstarter project, is set out to be an answer to that, according to a report on USA Today. The gadget, which is a small, Wi-Fi receiver that can be attached to a standard 3.5 mm jack, allows audiophiles to listen to their favorite music on their stereo equipment over Wi-Fi. It works like popular gadget Sonos, but for a fraction of the cost.
“Rocki fills the same role as Sonos’ Connect module, letting you send audio to your existing stereo equipment over your wireless network — but at $50 per unit it does so for one-seventh the price. That’s quite a bargain if all you want to do is stream music to the equipment you’ve already got,” the report said.
However, the report revealed that installing Rocki is not without challenges and that there’s a bit of a learning curve when using it. Anyone using a router knows that routers are pretty picky with the devices they are compatible with, and because Rocki doesn’t work on Bluetooth, it may pose a challenge to audio listeners seeking to connect them to devices over Wi-Fi.
Another roadblock when using Rocki is that it only supports SoundCloud, Rhapsody and Last.fm which could disappoint subscribers of bigger music streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.
If you don’t mind picking up your smart phone as you go on with your household chores to listen to your daily dose of audio, you can use Audioboom (AIM: BOOM) app, stream it live, and connect your smart phone with your speakers over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can also play the app, which airs spoken word content, on your smart phone over data inside your car by connecting your mobile device to your car’s audio dashboard.
Audioboom is a digital audio social media company headquartered in London. It caters to consumers and businesses worldwide that need an avenue for their spoken word content. Its platform has grown to over 3 million registered users and has reached 260 million page impressions in August. The company is rapidly expanding in the U.S., U.K. and Australia and is set to be entering the Mumbai market soon.
Learn more about digital audio by subscribing to updates on Audioboom’s official website, or the great investment opportunities its platform offers by visiting the company’s investor relations website, http://audioboomplc.com/ and by contacting its London headquarters at +44 207 403 6688.