I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches to the Bowers & Wilkins’ Mini Zeppelin iPod sound dock review. I’ll contact Cignias and get a review copy of the NAO Symphony for comparison.
Cignias Press Release
Enjoy High-Quality Sound Wirelessly Throughout Your Home Using Your iPhone or iPod touch
LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2010 – Cignias today launched its free iPhone app, MusicNAO, and announced the general availability of its NAO Music System line of products, including NAO Symphony and NAO Symphony Noir. The NAO Music System offers listeners a dynamic, high-quality music solution that allows an iPhone or iPod touch to control and play music through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
The NAO Music Systems provide iPhone users with multiple ways to enjoy their digital music library throughout their home using an iPhone or iPod touch. With the MusicNAO app, iPhones can connect via Wi-Fi to control all functions of a docked iPod and play music through the NAO Symphony System while still having access to other iPhone features. Any stereo Bluetooth-enabled device can stream music to a NAO Music Station while in Bluetooth mode.
“We all know the iPhone and iPod touch are some of the most elegant music players on the planet, but getting that music to play on home speakers can be cumbersome,” said Shawn Saleem, CEO of Cignias. “The NAO Symphony wirelessly transforms your iPhone and iPod touch into a powerful home entertainment device.”
The NAO Symphony automatically downloads firmware updates and new features as they become available, providing users with a future-proof sound system. As Cignias continues to add features to the NAO Symphony, the system will update itself and supply users with the latest features and technology.
NAO Symphony and NAO Symphony Noir Features:
* Plays music wirelessly from iPhone, iPod touch* and BlackBerry smartphones
* Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) support
* Connect to System via Wi-Fi
* Wirelessly control docked iPod with an iPhone or iPod touch
* Full access to playlists, albums, artists, genres, etc. from docked iPod
* Intuitive color LEDs for navigation
* Integrated performance equalizer
* Upgradeable firmware
* High-quality stereo system
* Auxiliary input
* Instantaneous song skipping
* 50 watt speaker system
* 2 high-performance 4″ speakers and 2 1″ tweeters
Also being announced today is the MusicNAO BlackBerry smartphone application, which allows BlackBerry smartphone users to stream music via Wi-Fi to the NAO Symphony and control a docked iPod on the station. With MusicNAO, BlackBerry smartphones experience negligible battery drain while providing complete home coverage to stream tunes and control music playback.
Pricing and Availability
NAO Symphony and NAO Symphony Noir are available immediately at http://www.cignias.com for US$299. Free apps for iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry smartphones are available at respective apps stores.
About Cignias Inc.
Cignias transforms your smartphone into home entertainment by offering smartphone apps and premium speaker systems that combine to deliver an elegant wireless solution with authoritative sound. Cignias is committed to unleashing multimedia content trapped on smartphones and wirelessly delivering it to the living room. Founded in 2008, Cignias is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in the United States and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.cignias.com.