For those who don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a high-tech stereo like the Sonos, Gramofon should do just the trick.
Gramofon, part music streamer and part WiFi router, is on the verge of reaching its Kickstarter goal.
Here’s how it works: you hook up your Gramofon to your existing stereo or speaker system. You then connect the box to the internet via its built-in Ethernet port or using your existing WiFi network. Next, simply connect your iOS or Android device to the Gramofon WiFi network. Now you’re ready to stream Spotify. Set-up literally takes less than five minutes, and it works flawlessly (we tried it).
Down the road, Gramofon intends to make it possible to play music from essentially any service — be that Spotify, Beats Music, Hype Machine, or Rhapsody. Another cool feature is that your Facebook friends can connect to your Gramofon network so that they can DJ too. Also, if your phone rings the music won’t get interrupted.
Gramofon is currently raising $US250,000 on Kickstarter. With just seven days left, Gramofon has raised $US225,514 from over 3,000 people.
Gramofon pre-orders for a discounted price of $US30 for a black model and $US40 for a white version. After a limited time, they will rise to $US50 and $US60 respectively. Gramofon will retail for $US99. Gramofon will ship to backers in July.
Those who miss out on the Kickstarter campaign will have to wait until the fall to get their hands on a Gramofon.
NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.