STREAMZ, a spin-off of media server company Mozaex, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build headphones that include voice control of a built-in Android music player with DAC and WiFi/Bluetooth web connectivity.
From now until May 1, backers can pre-order their STREAMZ with up to 36GBs of built-in storage, a 48kHZ/16 bit Digital Analog Converter (DAC), and a microphone that supports Google Voice-activated commands such as: “search for music,” “skip track,” “volume control,” and the selection of locally stored music or online music services such as Pandora or Spotify. An Android App developer’s kit is also available in a Kickstarter bundle to encourage software developers to create unique new Apps for STREAMZ.
“When it comes to entertainment people want the best quality and they want it now” said STREAMZ CEO Douglas Kihm. “You no longer need to bother with a separate player since it’s all built inside. Many people don’t want the hassle of carrying, connecting, and draining the battery of their phone or music player. Now you can easily and instantly enjoy all of your high-quality entertainment from any device with one simple-to-use pair of headphones.”
STREAMZ claims to be the first headphone able to store and autonomously play 44 kHz/16 bit CD quality music in formats including FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and music from the soon-to-be-released PONO music store.
Audiophile’s will be able to purchase music directly from the STREAMZ MUSIC store. STREAMZ Music currently contains a catalogue of more than 300,000 CD-quality albums in 44kHz/16 bit FLAC, ALAC, and WAV. Pledgers are even able to purchase up to $300 worth of STREAMZ MUSIC that will be preloaded on to their headphones. Backers will also be able to download or stream their purchased music from their own cloud based Google Drive account.
STREAMZ also allows downloading of movies or TV shows by using an optional Bluetooth audio transmitter (TRANZ). Along with its integrated keypad panel and voice control, users can use an Android or iOS smartphone App to search, browse and play music on STREAMZ.
Pre-orders for STREAMZ begin at $299 ($200 below expected MSRP) for the 4 GB Model. A 20 GB model is available for $349 and the ultimate 36GB plus accessories combo is available for $549 ($300 below expected MSRP). Pledgers can visit www.Kickstarter.com to pre-order their STREAMZ. For additional information visit www.StreamzMedia.com.