Samsung Shape: the Right Way to Do Wi-Fi Speakers




Wi-fi connected speakers are finally going mainstreamSamsung’s Wi-Fi Shape speaker ($ 399.99) takes the idea two steps further: It allows for both a multi-room experience (if you have more than one), and it supports Bluetooth and NFC for even more flexibility

It’s a versatile system that sounds and looks great, though the user experience isn’t quite as exemplary.

Setup is easy enough, particularly with the optional Hub, which sells for an extra $ 49.99. Without the Hub, an M7 speaker can still be set up on a Wi-Fi network fairly painlessly — though the router needs a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button to sync up (missing on older Apple AirPorts). Read more…

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