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Rocki Transforms Old Speakers Into Smartphone-Ready Audio Devices

The Rocki helps transform old speakers into smartphone-connected devices.By Adario Strange2014-04-23 02:00:03

It looks like a rock and it turns any normal speaker into a wireless speaker, but the Rocki is more practical tool than cute gimmick. The Rocki was originally launched as a Kickstarter project back in November. Its developers were only looking to raise $50,000, but eventually came away with well over $200,000 in contributions. The device, which looks like a tiny piece of modern art, can be plugged into any standard speaker with 3.5mm or RCA audio ports and then connected to your smartphone, tablet or PC via Wi-Fi. This means that even that old stereo component set your parents have been storing up in the attic for decades can be …

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Rocki Transforms Old Speakers Into Smartphone-Ready Audio Devices

LocalGinger gets bought

Arik Keller and I had been thinking about what to do next and we both liked Groupon but wanted to marry that with location based services. So that is what we did.

We set out to build a Groupon clone but sprinkle in LBS. I was the CTO and built the technology and Arik did the hard part – everything else. We embarked on the journey in late 2009 and that journey came to a successful conclusion today. LocalGinger was sold to WHERE.COM. Woohoo!

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