Motorola's Moto Stream is here to "set music free" (and no, it's not a smartphone)

Motorola's Moto Stream is here to
While we’re all expecting Motorola to announce a new smartphone pretty soon (the Moto X+1), the company today introduced the Moto Stream - a portable wireless adapter that can pair any speaker or audio system with your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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?


source: Motorola (1), (2)

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17 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Took a while to realize what that is...

2. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Very happy with my Chromecast, great product and a great price.

3. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

They will need to fight to the death on who gets next play on it

17. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The Streaming Games

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

When you request to play a song while one is already playing, I would guess it gets put into a queue.

12. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Jokenpo

16. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

May be all will play it simultaneously...

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

This is the right way for doing a Nexus Q. And look at that price!

5. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

No, its the SOL speaker without the speaker. Moto already had the tech, why not sell it!

7. Wannes86

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 03, 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?

8. Wannes86

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

0:34 if you didn't notice it already.

10. budgieboi

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 23, 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/h​tc-music-adoptor.jpg (delete the spaces) And I think I'd rather this simple design than a multi-faced icosahedron...

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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