Review
Hands-On: Pure Jongo Wireless Music System
We take an in-depth peek at two of the newest entries into this wireless music line.
The Jongo S3 wireless speaker.
July 15, 2013 by Rachel Cericola

Everyone seems to be on the go these days. It’s really nice to be able to pack music and other entertainment into a compact form factor, so you’ll never have to be tethered—or bored. However, that type of convenience is pretty contagious, to the point where a lot of us hate to be physically connected even when we’re indoors. For this, there are options that allow music lovers to stream content from a smartphone or tablet directly to some type of speaker. Having that type of freedom is certainly liberating. However, what happens when you want to move to a different room or outside of the house?

You’re going to need a system that can travel or includes whole-house support. This is where the list of options gets slightly smaller. Pure’s Jongo Wireless Music System is designed to do both. It’s small enough to carry around, but can also be linked to several other Jongo products for music in one or more rooms—and all without wires.

The beauty of the Jongo system is that you can go as small or as big as you’d like. Also, there are options in the line that don’t require any wiring whatsoever. Yes, some of those pieces typically don’t even need a power cord. Although the company does have several AirPlay docks, they’re ditching that feature here. Still, it’s friendly to most portable devices, thanks to support for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Now don’t get me wrong; I realize that there are several companies out there doing the same thing. The most obvious is Sonos. While it’s hard to rival a product line that’s so perfect, Pure is certainly trying. Think of Jongo as the poor man’s Sonos. That’s not to say it’s a crappy system. It just doesn’t pack the same type of punch as Sonos. That said, it also doesn’t pack the same price tag.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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