Last year, Motorola announced the Skip, a Bluetooth accessory that could be paired with a Moto X and allow users to unlock their phone without entering their PIN. Fast-forward to today and Motorola has launched another Bluetooth accessory.
Dubbed the Moto Stream, this new Bluetooth wireless adapter can plug into your existing stereo system and allow you to stream music from any smartphone, tablet or computer. Because it works over Bluetooth, the Moto Stream is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Phone and more.
In addition to its basic streaming functionality, the Moto Stream offers Heist Mode. This feature allows the Stream to pair with up to 5 devices and, once connected, those users can “heist” the playback and start controlling the music.
The Moto Stream measures 57mm tall, 60mm wide and 69mm deep and weighs 100 grams. The device can pair with a device over NFC just by tapping the two together. Once connected, the devices can be up to 300 feet apart and still work. The Stream also includes 5 front light indicators.
The Moto Stream is available starting today from Motorola’s website, and it’ll hit RadioShack on June 6. Pricing is set at $49.99.
Motorola’s new Bluetooth music streamer is reminiscent of Google’s own Nexus Q, which launched in mid-2012 and was basically killed off a little over a month later. Of course, there are a couple of big differences between the two devices: the Nexus Q could also stream video while the Moto Stream is audio-only, and the Nexus Q’s $299 price tag is significantly higher than the Moto Stream’s $49.99 asking price.
There are definitely a lot of ways to get music from your mobile device to your speakers, including wireless options and even simple cables. This Moto Stream looks like a pretty simple way to achieve that, and the Heist Mode could be attractive to folks that often have people over for parties and the like.
What do you think of Motorola's new Moto Stream? Are any of you thinking about picking one up to stream your tunes?