Das Toblerone, it plays zee music no?

PonoPlayer
Oh Neil, you should just stick to writing music and not supplying us with yet another expensive toy to listen to our music on. I know what the goal is here but really, the cost far outweighs the benefit. Neil Young had a vision of folks being able to listen to high quality music on a portable music player. The files for this music is on the flac format. Yes it is high quality but the files are enormous. Mp3 files for a 3.5 min song will run a few megs in size. Flac files for the same 3.5min song will be literally 10x the size. A 10 song album could easily surpass a couple of gigs easily. So why even bring this up at all if its a music player I’m just dumping on? I like to think of it more as a consumer beware. For some, money is no object for others, it’s a difference maker. Each year people buy millions of these devices only to have them end up in landfills. Spend your money wisely. If you spend this kind of cash, buy a real stereo system.

For a review of this device, check out the Ars Technica article:

PONO PLAYER REVIEW

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