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CES 2013: Pure brings connected wireless speakers to the U.S.
Not too long ago, consumers who wanted "whole home audio" — the ability to play the same music in multiple rooms simultaneously, or to connect all their stereos to a single library — had to spend thousands of dollars on custom wiring and equipment. Then came Sonos, whose devices could wirelessly connect to music libraries on a home computer or the Internet. It was pricey — the first-generation starter kit cost $1,200 in 2005 — but easy to install and a big step forward in functionality.
By Jon Healey
January 6, 2013