Igbloo is a Bluetooth speaker actually worth listening to

Igbloo is a crowdfunded Bluetooth doohickey that connects your phone or music player of choice to your hi-fi system.

Bored of tinny Bluetooth speakers? Then wrap your lug holes around Igbloo, a crowdfunded Bluetooth doohickey that connects your phone or music player of choice to your hi-fi system.

Built by Stage One Technology, Igbloo is a Bluetooth receiver that plugs into the analogue or optical input of a hi-fi. You then connect the Igbloo over APT-X Bluetooth to your phone, tablet, MP3 player or any Bluetooth device, and stream music from your device to the hi-fi. Essentially, it allows you to stream music to a hi-fi system even if that system doesn't have any wireless connection built-in.

The Igbloo is designed to massage your ears with better quality audio than your average Bluetooth speaker thanks to the APT-X codec rather than the typical SBC codec. It also supports AAC and Wolfson Digital to Analogue Conversion.

The Igbloo pairs with devices at the press of a button, and also has NFC for quick pairing. It comes in glossy black or white with a rubberised base to keep it firmly planted on any surface.

If you like the sound of Igbloo, it's raising funds on Kickstarter from tomorrow. The Igbloo costs £65, or as little as £40 if you get in early, and it's delivered in January 2014 -- or in December if you fork out £85.

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