The Hub by Ekko will offer a unique approach to multi-room audio when it comes to market in the summer of 2017 — provided it’s crowd-funding campaign is successful, that is. The ingenious wireless audio dock promises to stream a single high-fidelity audio source to as many as 10 devices at once (headphones, powered speakers, A/V receivers, or anything else with an audio input).
The system is based on a docking station that will transmit audio from any source to wireless battery-powered receivers called “sound pucks” that you hardwire to your playback device of choice. It’s that simple. Dock the puck to the Hub when you’re not using it, and it will recharge the puck’s battery.
While the Hub can charge only four pucks at once (and the Hub Mini is limited to two), both Hubs can stream to as many as 10 pucks at once. Audio sources can be hardwired to the Hub (using its 3.5mm analog or TOSlink digital inputs), or you can set up the Hub as an AirPlay or DLNA node.
Read more about the Hub and all its powers on TechHive.