playGo USB Music Streaming Device

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Could this be a viable competitor to the Sonos?  I’m not so sure.  I will absolutely give this company credit for two things.  First, this is designed, manufactured, and hand-assembled in the U.S.  Second, the case is actually made out of DuPont Corian.  Yes, the same stuff they make countertops out of!  Looking at their–somewhat sparse–website, it doesn’t mention any sort of GUI controls, though, and that has me concerned.  I hope it’s not solely via the touch controls on the case.  Part of Sonos’ appeal definitely stems from their amazing interface for controlling your music.

The audio is output digitally and the wireless range for the music is 75-feet. The playGo USB was designed, manufactured, and hand assembled in the US. The device measures 4″ x 4″ x 1″ and has playback controls on top of the sender. The system will automatically find the clearest channel between the sender and receiver for no interference. The receiver does need an AC adapter. The receiver has 2-channel analog output with gold RCA connections and a digital audio output. It comes with the cables needed for connection. The only big downside is that the playGo USB system costs $449.99.

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  • Corian huh?
    Well I suppose

    Corian huh?

    Well I suppose that if the device fails to work out as they planned then you could use it as a coaster.

  • You know after reading s bug
    You know after reading s bug minus to this is it has to connect to your computer via USB! Thats quite a difference then connecting to the network like a sonos. No thanks!

  • I get what you’re saying

    I get what you’re saying Plucky (you need a computer near it), but it’s really just another cable.  USB versus ethernet doesn’t seem like that big of a deal to me.  My receiver is right next to my HTPC, so either connection would work in my situation.  Since not everyone has ethernet running throughout their entire house, USB might be better for some people.