This past week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured a lot of nice treats for fans of cell phone accessories, with many smaller companies getting into the game. One such company, Pohrus, is introducing its PlayCast Speakers and PlayCast Receivers, two wireless audio devices that will use Android pones to turn the home into an "always-on, Android-powered entertainment space" according to Venture Beat.
“Wireless audio is experiencing very rapid growth,” Dannie Lau, CEO of Phorus, said, adding that the existing players will help do the legwork of convincing possible customers to look into wireless speaker systems. “There’s going to be a lot of consumer education around wireless audio.”
The PlayCast Speaker is 5.5 inches tall and 8.3 inches long and has playback at 360 degrees. This device will retail at about $199 when it is released in March. It will stream over Wi-Fi or any Android device. The smaller version, the PlayCast Receiver, will be 1.2 inches tall and will work similarly. This device will retail at about $149 in March.
Lau told VentureBeat he hopes to to make the PlayCast mobile phone accessories workable with other operating systems in the near future.