Mercku is back with a combo Wi-Fi audio system and mesh router
This looks promising.
Now, they’re back with an updated version, the M3, which also has a new Wi-Fi connected speaker setup. Each Hummingbird speaker has its own battery, with up to 10-hours on a charge, and recharges from the node wirelessly once reattached. Speakers are individually controlled, so multiple family members can use the system at one time.
Mercku saw that there was a huge gap in the market for this type of audio system, between expensive Wi-Fi speakers that take up valuable desk space and portable Bluetooth ones that can only be used by one device at a time.
The speakers use patented noise reduction tech
Mercku’s patented noise reduction technology helps the Hummingbird speakers to have high-quality audio performance while limiting the effect of all the Wi-Fi signals. Signal interference is only going to be more of an issue in our ever-increasingly connected homes. Anyone who’s had their speakers buzz when a call came into their cellphone knows this all too well.
With the Hummingbird system only needing an outlet to plug into, it’s a simple way to pipe music around your home. I can’t wait to test them out once available, which will hopefully mid-2019.
More sound in more places
The whole system is driven by Mercku’s third-generation M3 router and newly-designed nodes, covering up to 6,000 square feet of area. Wi-Fi dead spots are a thing of the past with the high powered, omnidirectional 4×4 antenna system. The router is improved in many ways, including improved chipset integration, enhancements to the internals and enhanced power amplifiers.
All of the new equipment is also back-compatible with the M2 Hive system, so users can mix-and-match to suit their own needs. Mercku hints at new enhancements to the system in the future, perhaps new nodes or other accessories. Maybe a full range of smart home devices, so you’re not having to pair devices from multiple manufacturers together.
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