HUB by ekko is the world’s first high-fidelity, Wi-Fi audio hub for headphones and speakers. Designed to give users the ultimate shared listening experience, HUB by ekko connects to any sound source and casts high-resolution audio to any headphones or speakers wirelessly, using its own built-in Wi-Fi technology to provide a real-time listening experience. Multiple users can enjoy their favorite content, from music to movies to video games, with the same high-quality audio streamed and shared to up to ten sets of headphones or speakers, simultaneously.
HUB is comprised of two main components. The base that acts as a transmitter and charging station, and individual battery-powered receivers that connect to the base station wirelessly. The base station will charge as many as four sound pucks simultaneously, while it will transmit to as many as ten.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a direct connection between the HUB base station and the sound pucks. The signal does NOT require a separate Wi-Fi router when using the built-in Wi-Fi. Alternatively, the device may be configured to
connect to a user’s existing Wi-Fi network to access streaming content and transmit to pucks.
HUB uses 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and boasts high data rate and speed to provide ultra-low latency hi-fi audio with a broadcast range of up to 100 feet in line of sight. Each sound puck provides the user with 96kHz/24-bit stereo
audio (better than CD quality), while latency is below the perceptible human threshold.
The HUB base station is about 10 in (25 cm) long, 2.5 in (6.35 cm) wide, and just over a half inch (1.7 cm) in height. Small enough to not take up too much real estate by the TV. Sound pucks are about the size of a small stack of poker
Music enthusiasts will enjoy the convenience of wireless, hi-res audio without compromising quality. Kids can plug in and play their video games without disturbing adults who may be working or reading in the same room. It’s also great for parents who want to watch TV without waking a sleeping baby, for older adults who need a little extra volume, or even for conference calls or jam sessions with the band. While primarily designed for audio-visual applications such as television viewing, HUB by ekko is fully compatible with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as PC/Mac.
HUB by ekko is live on Kickstarter through May 22nd. For more information, visit the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ekkowifi/hub-by-ekko-the-first-hi-fi-wi-fi-hub-for-headphon