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posted by girlwhowaspluggedout on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the digital-revolution-blues dept.

Marneus68 writes:

"Pono, the Neil Young-endorsed Kickstarter project, is drawing more and more pledges. Now past the $2 million mark (with an expected goal of $800K), this project aims to create a audiophile friendly FLAC player along with its ecosystem (and by that they mean their own music store and syncing application).

The device itself features 2 audio outputs, one 'specially designed for headphones' and the other 'specifically designed for listening on your home audio system'. The player is controlled by an LCD touchscreen, and its triangular 'Toblerone' shape makes it easy to hold it upright with one hand or to lay it flat on surfaces. The player, which has 64GB of internal memory, comes together with a 64GB microSD card.

The board and its components, as well as a 'pre-prototype' model, are pictured in the project's Kickstarter page.

 
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 14 2014, @12:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 14 2014, @12:44AM (#16141)
    Neil young has a net worth of over 65 million bucks.

    And he couldn't just put a couple million into his 'great idea'? Has to go begging on kickstarter like the average nobody?

    What the fuck... It's crap like this that is totally ruining kickstarter. Those with means using it as just another marketing venue.
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