“Developed by former Google employees, Beep is a Wi-Fi controller that plugs into a speaker and, using the accompanying iOS or Android app, streams music directly from streaming services, or from your computer or phone hard drives,” Evie Nagy reports for Fast Company.
“‘It’s kind of like Sonos, but what’s cool about it is it’s this very inexpensive device that can plug into a 1/8-inch jack, a normal headphone jack, or a regular stereo setup,’ says Gracenote president Stephen White. ‘I’m a big fan of the Sonos concept, but not the price point,'” Nagy reports. “As the leading brand in wireless speakers, Sonos is a closed system that requires purchase of the speakers themselves, starting at $199 each and going way up with size and power. ”
“Beep, on the other hand, uses your home Wi-Fi network to make any speaker wireless — and is available for pre-order now at $99 apiece (units will ship later this year),” Nagy reports. “For now, Beep is partnered only with Pandora, but other partnership announcements are expected soon.”
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