Motorola's Moto Stream is here to "set music free" (and no, it's not a smartphone)
The Moto Stream is pretty small, weighs 140 grams, and has a multi-faced icosahedron shape. It plugs into a speaker or stereo system, allowing you to connect it to your mobile device via Bluetooth 3.0. Thus, it brings the convenience of wirelessly streaming songs to your otherwise wired audio system. The Moto Stream supports up to five simultaneous Bluetooth connections to smartphones running Android, iOS, or Windows Phone. The device has a 300 feet range, and can even be paired via NFC.
Motorola is selling the Moto Stream starting today for $49.99, and you can get it online at the second source link below. Starting June 6, Radio Shack stores will also sell the wireless adapter. For the moment, the Moto Stream seems to be available only in the US, with no word on a possible release in other regions.
Of course, there are other similar wireless adapters on the market, but Moto's Stream seems pretty cool. What do you think?
Motorola Moto Stream promo video and images
source: Motorola (1), (2)
1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1374; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Took a while to realize what that is...
2. PBXtech (Posts: 973; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Nexus Q, round 2? Not that I have a problem with that, I always thought the Q was a cool concept.
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3988; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Chromecast was what the Nexus Q was supposed to be. A device connected to your TV that you could communicate with by using your phone to stream media to.
13. PBXtech (Posts: 973; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Very happy with my Chromecast, great product and a great price.
3. buccob (Posts: 1393; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Seems cool but...
"The Moto Stream supports up to five simultaneous Bluetooth connections to smartphones running Android, iOS, or Windows Phone."
How does this work regarding music... if I have 2 devices SIMULTANEOUSLY paired to the Stream... what device would play music?
6. bwhiting (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
They will need to fight to the death on who gets next play on it
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3988; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
When you request to play a song while one is already playing, I would guess it gets put into a queue.
16. shuaibhere (Posts: 1365; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
May be all will play it simultaneously...
4. Antimio (Posts: 190; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)
This is the right way for doing a Nexus Q. And look at that price!
5. Joshua9007 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
No, its the SOL speaker without the speaker. Moto already had the tech, why not sell it!
7. Wannes86 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)
Wow, since when do motorola phones have a second menu bar?
The scriptgirl must have been asleep while shooting this commercial, I hope the first lenovorola phone isn't going to be as sloppy.
This ad did probably cost thousands of dollars and nobody noticed this?
10. budgieboi (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)
Motorola is a bit late to the party..
This for example is HTC's offering from May 2012
http ://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/htc-music-adoptor.jpg (delete the spaces)
And I think I'd rather this simple design than
a multi-faced icosahedron...
14. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
This does sound like a cool idea, and I like the design. I know it's been done already, and its usefulness would be limited for me (I've never invested in wired speaker systems) but I know some people who could make use out of this.
15. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Yellow Kevlar woven speakers represents B&W 8series or 6series