Grace Digital has unveiled the first Internet radio with built-in Chromecast

by Elon Musk | Monday, Sep 11, 2017 | 121 views

Grace Digital already gives products that play great with Chromecasts, but perhaps not at this level: its new radio, referred to as the Mondo+, has a Chromecast integrated. The ones of you who’re acquainted with the original Mondo will experience right at home here, as the Mondo+ doesn’t provide too many aesthetic differences. Capability is comparable as properly, however with a built-in Chromecast, your streaming alternatives enlarge quite notably.

The Mondo+ lets users flow audio from over one hundred apps — which includes Spotify, iHeartradio and Google Play music — through tapping the solid button on a Chromecast-enabled transportable device. A multiroom audio characteristic groups multiple Mondo+ radios, enabling simultaneous streaming from a single portable tool.

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People who own Google Home devices can even control Chromecast-enabled apps to play, pause, and skip on their Mondo+ using the voice command “Ok Google” from the comfort of their couch. Along with an easy-to-read 3.5-inch color display – showcasing playlists, stations and album art – the Mondo+ serves its users with luxury and convenience.

The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio features a class D digital 12-watt amplifier, 3-inch woofer and 1-inch drivers. A 3.5-inch color display shows playlists, stations and album art, while a USB port allows it to serve as a power bank or play music from a storage drive. It also has a built-in clock and alarm with up to 10 presets, a 3.5mm port, aux-in and RCA stereo line out.

The Mondo+ is not to be had just yet, however you could pre-order through the product’s Kickstarter marketing campaign. In the intervening time, there are some slots inside the “super early bird” tier left, which can help you get a Mondo+ for $125. That is a reasonably widespread bargain over the retail charge, as Grace digital plans to offer the Mondo+ at a $199.99 charge factor.

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