July 15, 2013 by Rachel Cericola
What’s a Jongo?
Jongo isn’t just one product. It’s an entire line of audio solutions that can work together. However, each product also stands nicely on its own, so you get to go as big or as small as you’d like. If you just need one speaker for the bedroom or don’t mind carrying it from room to room, you’ll be happy with the $199 you’ll spend on the Jongo S3 Wireless Speaker.
Now, Jongo allows you to add speakers for whole-house use—up to 20 of them. If that’s not enough power, you can even add Jongo into a home stereo setup, using the $129 A2 Wireless Hi-Fi Adapter. We will get to both of those products in a minute.
However, a very important piece to the puzzle is the Pure Connect app, which is like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes all rolled into one—or at least it will be at some point. Right now, Pure doesn’t ask for any money (unless you’re offering). Currently, Pure Connect offers over 20,000 internet radio stations, as well as 200,000 on-demand programs and podcasts, all for free. Later this year, the company will launch Pure Music, a cloud-based service with over 15 million streamable music tracks. (At press time, Pure had not announced Pure Music’s launch date, plans or pricing.)
Either way, you’re going to need that app to use more than one Jongo product. Confused yet? Well, Jongo is actually a lot simpler than it sounds.
Optional grille covers allow you to tweak the color of the S3 Speaker.
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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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