Fon officially introduces its social music router Gramofon, sells it for $30 through Kickstarter


Crowdsourced Wi-Fi network operator Fon wants you to turn up the music: Fon is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a new device dubbed Gramofon Tuesday that lets you beam Spotify to your stereo system while also helping you to share your Wi-Fi signal with the world. It’s a new twist on Fon’s original Wi-Fi sharing concept, and the company hopes that it will help to finally conquer the U.S. market.

Gramofon is a square box that has about the look and size of two jewelry gift boxes stacked on top of each other. It features two Ethernet ports as well as a line-out port to connect your stereo. Users can interact with the device either through mobile apps, or with a simple round button on top of the case, which is accompanied by a round LED that communicates basic status messages through changing colors. Kickstarter backers will be able to acquire the device for as little as $30, and it will go on sale for $50 later this year.

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