Neil Young’s portable music playing device, Pono, was recently announced and revealed at SXSW festival. The device is noted for it’s high-quality audio playing abilities and it’s 128 GB of memory. The product’s price starts at $399. Arcade Fire, Beck, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and more have Artist Signature Series PonoPlayers currently being sold on Pono’s kickstarter.
Recently, Trent Reznor bashed the aesthetics of the Pono publicly by saying “Anything that elevates music back to where it should be is inherently cool. I have great admiration for Neil Young as an artist. But as a device I can’t pretend it doesn’t look a bit like a Toblerone.”
You can view testimonials by artists impressed by the Pono such as Eddie Vedder, Rick Rubin, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Brendan O’ Brian in the video below: