If you already have a rocking sound system but want to add some wireless streaming into the mix, then Motorola might just have the solution for you. Moto Stream is a funky looking Bluetooth-enabled audio receiver that can effortlessly play your tunes streamed from almost any device, and at a price tag that won’t cost you an arm, a leg, or any other body part.
Just plug in your stereos via the 3.5 mm port on the Moto Stream and plug the device to a micro USB power source and you’re half done with the setup. All that’s left to do is to pair the source device with the Moto Stream via Bluetooth and you’re good to go. NFC-toting smartphones and tablets can even make that part even simpler with a single tap. Since the Moto Stream is compatible with Bluetooth 3.0, almost any device, be it smarpthone, tablet, laptop, or essentially anything that can output audio via Bluetooth, is supported. Even older ones that don’t yet implement the latest Bluetooth 4.0 spec.
But Moto Stream is being billed as “sound made social”. This is because up to 5 devices can be paired with it. This can mean either you yourself have that many devices or you have friends over who want to rock the house as well. However, any of those five devices can stream their tunes at any time, without needing to be polite. This leads to the device’s advertised Heist mode, which can be amusing or annoying, depending on your musical inclinations.
Moto Stream isn’t going for the usual sleek or industrial look most devices of its kind exude. Instead, it has a rather polyhedral facade, with multi-colored lights that blink to the rhythm, giving it a more sci-fi quality. If this is all to your taste, you can grab the Moto Stream from Motorola’s website for $49.99 a piece.