I guess people really want a replacement for the muddied sound on their iPods, etc. Neil Young’s Kickstarter plan for his Pono music player has raised $1,775,593 in one day. Young was only trying to raise $800K. Pono, he promises, will offer a dynamic sound for digital music that will blow away iTunes, iPods, and any MP3 device. He immediately sold out a discounted $200 player.
Also sold out are $400 players autographed by Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Young himself, and Pearl Jam. He also sold 35 $5000 slots for a VIP dinner and listening party. Pono is odd looking. But it’s at least a fresh idea in audio.