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Aether Things

March 03, 2015 09:00 ET

Aether Adds Multi-Room and Bluetooth Support to Cone, Making It Even Easier to Play the Perfect Sound for the Moment

New Hardware and App Update for Aether's Beautiful Thinking Music Player Brings Room-Filling Sound Anywhere

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Aether today announced that Cone, the thinking music player, is now available with multi-room syncing and Bluetooth features -- making it easier than ever for you to listen to what you love anytime and anywhere.

Cone learns what you like to listen to, when and where you like to listen to it and plays the perfect sound for the moment. Cone plays music, podcasts and Internet radio wirelessly out of the box with a simple turn of the dial or voice request. Now with multi-room and Bluetooth, Aether's personalized listening experience is even more liberating -- delivering room-filling sound without relying on a Wi-Fi connection and extending your favorite music and programming to multiple Cones around the home.

Enjoying Cone with Multi-Room and Bluetooth 

  • The Right Sound, Anywhere in Your Home - Sync multiple Cones to hear the perfect song, podcast or program in a specific room or throughout your home -- or play a variety of sounds on each Cone simultaneously for different listeners.
  • Anyone Can DJ - Cone's simple, intuitive dial and voice commands free you -- and your friends -- from needing a screen or app to change what's playing anywhere in the house.
  • Your Music, Amplified - Wireless mobility means you can choose the location of the party. Bring up to four Cones into one room to liven up the moment.
  • Easily Connected - Multi-room can be set up and synced with the Aether companion mobile app, available for both iOS and Android, and then controlled by any Cone -- whether you're listening in your living room, kitchen, deck or all throughout your home.
  • Even More Access with Bluetooth - Now you can choose from a greater variety of content sources -- like your local music library on a PC, laptop, tablet or other mobile device -- through a direct connection via Bluetooth. Once connected, what's playing will also extend to all Cones in your home automatically if they are synced via multi-room.

For more on using multi-room and for a glimpse into how people are already using Cone today, visit the Aether blog at http://blog.aether.com/.

"We're committed to making the home listening experience as personalized as the space in which you're listening," said Johanna Vater, Director of Brand Marketing at Aether. "We've found Cone has already become a loved, integral part of many homes, with people enjoying Cone for an average of two hours once they settle into a preferred sound. With multi-room and Bluetooth, we're able to introduce new features to Cone that we've seen customers request without requiring anyone to buy anything new."

Cone's new multi-room features will be featured publicly for the first time as part of a partnership with Milk Gallery and Danny Clinch in New York's The Armory Show. The event will feature an incredible new collection of music photography from renowned rock photographer Danny Clinch, who is also releasing a special edition of his most recent book, Still Moving, for the event. The collection, WALLS OF SOUND, will run for six weeks in total.

Both multi-room and Bluetooth are activated through a firmware upgrade for all Cones that downloads automatically when you're not using it to enjoy music, podcasts or radio. For more details and to order Cone in a stunning black/copper or white/silver color combination, visit Aether.com.

About Aether
Aether builds thinking things that seamlessly integrate hardware, software and services to make everyday life nicer. The company is comprised of a diverse team with experience at Nokia, Apple, Frog, Google, NASA, Pixar and others. Aether's first product, Cone, is a thinking music player that learns what you like and plays what you love. Learn more at Aether.com and connect online at Facebook.com/AetherThings or Twitter.com/Aether.

Contact Information

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    LaunchSquad for Aether
    Courtney Baldasare
    (415) 625-8555
    aether [at] launchsquad [dot] com