Music has always been a big part of my life. Growing up I always had the music on while I was driving or studying.
But recently I found I was listening to music less and less. I think it’s because of two things:
- I use a laptop now, and the sound quality of laptop speakers sucks.
- If I want to play music through my living room stereo, it’s too much work. There are too many steps involved. I have to turn on multiple components and navigate the AppleTV interface.
I miss the days when all I had to do was hit “play” on a stereo. The simplicity of that hasn’t been matched by any product following the move to digital music formats.
Why the iPod Hi-Fi
My iPod Hi-Fi is hooked up to an Airport Express, so I can stream music to it wirelessly from my laptop, phone, or iPad.
It doesn’t have a power button. It doesn’t have any buttons. It’s always on and I never need to touch it. Just hit play (on my phone).
It’s beautiful. It’s a design piece on my dresser.
And it sounds great. Really great. iPhones and iPads are getting smaller and lighter, but speakers shouldn’t. The iPod Hi-Fi weighs 15 pounds and that’s a good thing. It has *bass*.
You just can’t get good sound out of something smaller.
The Hi-Fi wasn’t a successful product when it launched. But I love mine.