PC Mag: Tidal's iPod? Hands On With Echobox's Flask-Shaped Explorer X1
BERLIN—With Apple paying less and less attention to its iPod line, maybe it's time for some other players to step up. In recent months we've seen Neil Young's Toblerone-like Pono Player, the music-focused London smartphone from Marshall, as well as more mainstream devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which claim to play high-res, 24-bit audio.
Here at IFA, we got a close look at the Echobox Explorer X1, which looks to be the official music player for Jay Z's struggling hi-def music service Tidal. According to George Gill, Echobox's chief development officer, the Explorer X1 will probably come with three months of free hi-fi Tidal service (a $60 value) and, as I saw, there's a Tidal logo right on the home screen.