Stream audio to your old iPod dock from new iPhones and Androids

Subject: General Tech | August 21, 2013 - 04:49 PM |
Tagged: airplay, audio, Dolry HiFi Stone S, C4 Electronics, wireless audio

If the change from the 30 pin connector to the Lightning connector has made your high end audio with an iThang dock obsolete then this review from Legion Hardware might make your day.  The tiny little Dolry HiFi Stone S will plug into that 30 pin dock and accept either AirPlay or DLNA streaming over WiFi which will allow both iThangs and Android devices to stream music to the stereo.  Since it uses WiFi and not Bluetooth you get a longer range and much better sound as you can stream up to 150Mbps instead of Bluetooth's paltry 2.1Mbps.  It does cost about $90, but that is still a lot cheaper than a new stereo.

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"So, here we have an exceptional little piece of hardware that will both impress and come in handy in many situations. Even down to chucking it into your pocket when heading off to a weekend BBQ to impress the in-laws while taking over their sound system! Less impressive however is the price tag – at a substantial $89 it is a little hard to swallow. In saying that, there is certainly a great market out there and those who will be willing to pay for it gladly, either to save selling off that expensive Bose sound system, or just to add it to a couple of average sound systems you have lying around the house."

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August 21, 2013 | 08:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You lost me and probably everyone else at "it costs $90"

September 12, 2013 | 01:13 PM - Posted by ButtonPuncher (not verified)

IMHO, the cost is justified because it uses full bandwidth AirPlay and DLNA streaming. It's not severely compressed Bluetooth garbage.

If you've got a $30 iHome dock/alarm clock, it doesn't make sense.

Personally, I'm getting one of these for my $700 Pioneer AV receiver that only has a 30pin dock on it.

What none of the review has mentioned answered is... Does it relay the track and title info to the connected speaker/receiver? Can the speaker/receiver control the iDevice? Skip tracks, pause, etc.?

March 14, 2014 | 12:04 AM - Posted by Edna Johnson (not verified)

It is really a good gadget, modern style and moderate function. I has a Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver to wireless music not as good as this one.

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