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Grace Digital's flagship Mondo Wi-Fi Media Player released

Grace Digital's flagship Mondo...
Grace Digital has announced the release of its flagship Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player, first seen at CES 2011
Grace Digital has announced the release of its flagship Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player, first seen at CES 2011
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Grace Digital has announced the release of its flagship Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player, first seen at CES 2011
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Grace Digital has announced the release of its flagship Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player, first seen at CES 2011
Mondo's 3.5-inch LCD screen has 30 backlight brightness settings spread over three usage modes, and can display station logos and Pandora album artwork
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Mondo's 3.5-inch LCD screen has 30 backlight brightness settings spread over three usage modes, and can display station logos and Pandora album artwork
Mondo features a class D Digital amplifier, and audio output of 12 Watts via the 3-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter
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Mondo features a class D Digital amplifier, and audio output of 12 Watts via the 3-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter
The Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player
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The Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player
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San Diego's Grace Digital has finally announced the release of its flagship Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player, first seen at CES 2011. The first of three new devices to swell the company's family of audio products, Mondo features a large high contrast color TFT display with adjustable brightness, can access thousands of online radio stations over a Wi-Fi connection, and is also capable of streaming music stored on a PC, Mac or network attached storage device.

Mondo features 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity to join your home network and take advantage of some top internet-based streaming music, including Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, NPR,CNN, BBC, NOAA, Weatherbug and 18,000 AM/FM/HD radio stations from around the globe. Its 3.5-inch LCD screen has 30 backlight brightness settings spread over three usage modes, and can display station logos and Pandora album artwork (when available). In addition to ten one-button presets for easy recall, users can also store up to 100 stations in a special folder.

The unit's clock is automatically adjusted to the correct time over the internet once the appropriate time zone is chosen, and it has five alarm settings and a dedicated snooze button, should you wish to use it as a bedside companion. There's a class D digital amplifier, and audio output of 12 watts via the 3-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter. Mondo also sports left and right RCA out jacks for connection to a home Hi-Fi system, and USB port and auxiliary input for playing music from media sticks or players.

Mondo is mains-powered, but there's an optional Li-ion battery pack available for portability. It is compatible with freely available iOS/Android remote control apps, although it does come supplied with a remote control unit.

The Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player is available direct from Grace Digital in white or black for US$179.99.

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Patrik Nordberg
Anyone else see the resemblance with Logitech Squeezebox Radio: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/wireless-music-systems/devices/squeezebox-radio-black
And why would I buy this when I can get the Sonos system: http://www.sonos.com/system/
Greg Fadul
Grace Mondo http://www.gracedigitalaudio.com/mondo-p-212.html
The differences are:
- The Grace has a 3.5\" display verses a 2.4\' display on the competitior solution (40% larger vieweing area) - Grace has 10 presets instead of 6 - Grace has iHeartRadio - Grace has RCA line outputs to connect a home stereo (optionally) - Grace has a USB drive - Grace has a snooze / sleep bar on top of the radio and 5 alarms - Grace\'s optional battery pack provides 13 hours of music
The sonos is a nice system but 2-3x more expensive to buy both the speaker ( that has no display on it) and the proprietary wireless transmitter you have to plug into your wifi router. Grace is just plug and play.
Regards, Greg (Grace Digital)
bazzrael
Hi Greg, thought that with the new sonos play1 you dindt need the extra wireless transmitter anymore. What about the sound? the sonos play1 sounds very good. How does the grace mondo compares to it?
thanks!