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Musaic launches Kickstarter campaign to fill your house with music

Musaic is looking to give Sonos some competition with its wireless multi-room music system, currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.
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March 19, 2014

Looking at multi-room, wireless music systems, you’re probably going to see one name popping over and over again: Sonos. Musaic, a startup based in the U.K., is looking to change that with the help of an ambitious goal and of course, a Kickstarter campaign.

The Musaic system is comprised of a few different speakers – the MP5 and MP10 – and like Sonos systems, speakers can be added incrementally as you wish. The speakers communicate via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making them compatible with most any system you can think of, from iOS to Android to Mac to PC. It should be easy to play music from your device of choice, as well as services like Grooveshark, Aupeo, Rhapsody, Napster, iHeartRadio, SomaFM, Murfie and TuneIn.

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Where Musaic goes a step further is its use of Qualcomm’s AllJoyn technology. This means that not only can the system communicate with phones, PCs and audio devices, but other home electronics. According to the Kickstarter page, “Musaic can already control dimmers, bulbs and switches from leading lighting brand LightwaveRF.”

The campaign, which launched today, is looking to raise £60,000 (around $99,000), and is about 1/6th of the way to its goal at the time of this writing. With funding kicking off this quickly, it looks fairly likely that the campaign will be successful, and we’ll be sure to keep tabs as the project progresses.

If you want to back the campaign, or if you just want to know more about Musaic, head over to the Kickstarter page. The campaign ends Sunday, April 20.

Are you interested in Musaic? Or are you just going to stick with Sonos?