It Just Works: playGo USB

It Just Works: playGo USB

Gregory Han
Jul 11, 2011

playGo USB
• $399.99
playGo Store

Getting your computer to communicate with your home audio gear can sometimes be more difficult than it should, especially if you want to stream your songs over to another room without investing in a pricey system. Sure, Apple has Airplay and there are systems like Sonos solving this dilemma, but both require you purchase specific components designed to work with the technology. That's why we like this plug-and-play computer-to-audio solution, utilizing a decor friendly, 2-piece system for either PC or Mac and with any set of home audio speakers you may already own...

If you eliminate the redundancy of the two included audio cables, there actually only 4 parts to this system, offering an extremely simple setup.

We had the playGo USB setup between the transmitter and receiver up in literally the time it took to plug in the transmitter into a USB port and then the other into the speaker via TOSLINK cable, streaming iTunes over to our Yamaha soundbar across the room without a hiccup, possibly the easiest multi-component setup product we've yet tested. Hooking up the transmitter via USB automatically adds all necessary files/controls to choose the speaker via your system audio preferences. After that, your connected speaker(s) work like they were directly hooked up to your computer.

You can even control your music player from afar using a capacitive touch control ontop of the stylish white or orange Corian receiver (we especially like the colour LED communicating the connection status), which is a nice touch when using the unit from another room. The playGo USB isn't cheap, but considering it offers a plug-and-play solution that doesn't require additional proprietary components/speakers, it might be the more cost efficient, if not more elegant, wireless audio solution you've been looking for.

Full details about the playGo USB here.

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