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Pure Jongo gets multiroom Bluetooth streaming from any app

Pure Jongo gets multiroom Bluetooth streaming from any app

Pure has updated its Jongo streaming speaker system, cranking up the Sonos challenge by adding the ability to play music from any app on your smartphone or tablet to the entire multiroom system. Using Bluetooth Caskeid, a low-latency streaming system, iOS and Android device users are able to play their choice of music or internet radio app from their device to one or more Jongo speakers.

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Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure, which has debuted a couple new products here at CES, has detailed the technology it uses to offer its Jongo multi-room music streaming setup, something that works via both Bluetooth and WiFi using what is called Caskeid technology. The idea behind the multi-room setup is that many Jongo speakers can be placed in different rooms around one's home or apartment, and that Internet music services and radio can be played across them all using the Caskeid tech.

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Jongo T4 wireless speaker unveiled at CES 2014

Jongo T4 wireless speaker unveiled at CES 2014

Pure has introduced some new products here at the start of CES, among them being the Jongo T4, a wireless speaker that the company says will be available later on this month in the United States. This joins the lineup of other Jongo speakers, and will be accompanied by colored speaker grilles based on, according to the company, global trends throughout the year.

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Pure Evoke F4 is a multi-room “ultimate radio” with Jongo comptaibility

Pure Evoke F4 is a multi-room “ultimate radio” with Jongo comptaibility

Joining the Jongo T4 wireless speaker and other offerings that Pure has introduced here at CES, the company has debuted the Evoke F4, a digital and Internet radio with multi-room system setup via the use of both WiFi and Bluetooth. Calling it the "Ultimate Radio," Pure's Evoke F4 is compatible with the Jongo multi-room music system, and brings support for Sirius XM Radio.

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Pure Jongo S3 and Jongo T2 Review

Pure Jongo S3 and Jongo T2 Review

Think multi-room audio and your first thought is probably Sonos, but Pure is hoping to change all that. Initially started to demonstrate the wireless chips of parent company Imagination Technologies, Pure has since taken on a life of its own, not only with a line of speakers but a Spotify rivaling on-demand media service too. Still, not for nothing is Sonos known for spanning the worlds of audiophiles, streaming geeks, and mainstream users, so can Pure compete across all three? We've had the Pure Jongo S3, a Sonos PLAY:1 alternative, and the even more affordable Jongo T2 on the SlashGear test bench; read on for our full review.

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Pure Evoke D4, D2 radios arrive with Bluetooth onboard

Pure Evoke D4, D2 radios arrive with Bluetooth onboard

With Bluetooth connectivity in tow, Pure’s newest round of fashionable tabletop radios brings a classic sort of look to match with current-generation wireless technology. You’ll find two new base models appearing this week, one called the Evoke D2 with Bluetooth, the other called Evoke D4 - the latter coming in Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth iterations. These machines are being released individually, but they’re able to be matched up with one another with identical colors and complimentary industrial design.

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Pure Jongo T6 and T2 expand Sonos-rival range

Pure Jongo T6 and T2 expand Sonos-rival range

Streaming speaker company Pure has revealed the latest models in its assault on Sonos, with the Jongo T2 and Jongo T6 arriving ahead of the renamed Pure Connect Spotify rival due to hit the US in September. Slotting in as Pure's cheapest all-in-one streaming speaker, the $149 Jongo T2 has 3-inch drivers and a 20W Class D amp, while the $349 Jongo T6 sits at the top of the range with 100W split between two 5.25-inch drivers.

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Pure Evoke F4 digital radio and streamer looks retro (but isn’t inside)

Pure Evoke F4 digital radio and streamer looks retro (but isn’t inside)

Digital radio and music streamer manufacturer Pure continues its attack on Sonos with a new model, the retro-styled Evoke F4. Compatible with Pure's Jongo multiroom system, launched back at CES in January, but also throwing in FM and DAB radio, the Evoke F4 also includes Bluetooth and a trick to identify track and artist information when there's a song on the radio you like.

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