Music plays a big role in my family. While we don’t play musical instruments (yet!) or have incredible vocal chops, music is something that is very present in our home. When it comes to what we play our music on, we’ve been hunting for the perfect device. We recently bought a record player and have been starting to build a fun collection, but it’s not always the most practical way to listen to our favorite tunes. So when Aether offered to let us try out one of their beautiful cones we jumped at the opportunity.
How it works:
The Aether Cone is a wireless device. It doesn’t have all those crazy cords that normally come with music players, which is really handy when you want something that looks great on your shelves (perfect for stylish #shelfies). The battery lasts for eight hours and there is a cord to plug into a power source when needed. It supports AirPlay so you can stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Mac computer. There is also Bluetooth when Wi-Fi isn’t available.
The cone is voice activated and plays music based off what you ask it to play. The front of the cone has a discreet and intuitive dial that allows you to simply turn it to hear something similar to what you last played, or give it a big turn to play something totally different. There is no screen or anything complicated about using this device. It’s simple and high quality.
This device has become something we use multiple times a day—it’s just so easy and convenient. If we have a song we want to hear, we simply ask the cone to play it, and most of the time it does. It’s pretty fun. Sometimes our family likes to think of a really random song and see if the cone will play it. You can play music from your Rdio account or stream music from Spotify, Beats Music, and Pandora using Bluetooth. The sound quality is really great.
The only issues I’ve had is that sometimes it has trouble understanding what song or artist we’re asking it for. It can be a bit frustrating. I hope that element will improve in the future, but for us, it doesn’t outweigh the fun we have with it. It looks gorgeous in our home and provides us with a lot of entertainment. I would definitely recommend it.
Here are some of the songs our family listens to most often on the Aether Cone:
Read about how to build the perfect record collection here.
Photography by Delbarr Moradi