04 Feb PonoPlayer, Neil Young officially launches digital player
After the conclusion of shipments sent to supporters Kickstarter, the PonoPlayer opens officially becomes available in the market. The music player of Neil Young also makes an appearance at CES 2015.
Smartphones – and to a lesser extent the tablet – seem the ruin of digital music players, competition too big to be defeated for what many consider a technology endangered. Neil Young has decided to prove otherwise engaging in the production of a Original digital player and seems to have succeeded, at least in part.
The PonoPlayer, the name of the device, made his first appearance in 2012, the David Letterman Show, but its launch pad was the fundraising campaign on Kickstarter took place almost a year ago, during which the project is managed to raise more than $ 800,000 in a single day.
The development has passed its final stage, that of industrial production, and in the months following the Pono began to reach the hands of supporters through the first shipments. Ended this phase, manufacturers of gadgets announced its commercial launch officer.
Of course the company could not miss the opportunity to put on display at CES 2015 their particular creature. The Pono is distinguished from other MP3 players in its purposes: the reader promises a musical listening of great quality with a high-resolution playback (24-bit/192kHz), in addition to the support of all sizes typically used in normal readers ( FLAC , ALAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, AAC )
The Pono has a capacity of 64GB of internal memory and a slot micro-SD (max 64GB) and offers access to an official platform, Pono Music Web store , where you can download high-quality songs. The design also attracts the eye: the particular triangular form has allowed the use of a large cylindrical battery from 2,950mAh and would provide a good grip.
The last particularity of PonoPlayer is the starting price of relatively low $ 399, where many high-end players have a price tag to four digits or we are very close.