Neil Young’s Pono Player launched on Kickstarter recently, and the high fidelity portable music player has reached its $800,000 funding goal on the first day.
The project launched on Kickstarter yesterday, each device will retail for $399, and at the time of writing this article, the funding is sitting at $1,065,039.
Pono’s mission is to provide the best possible listening experience of your favorite music. We want to be very clear that PonoMusic is not a new audio file format or standard. PonoMusic is an end-to-end ecosystem for music lovers to get access to and enjoy their favorite music exactly as the artist created it, at the recording resolution they chose in the studio. We offer PonoMusic customers the highest resolution digital music available. PonoMusic is more than just a high-resolution music store and player; it is a grassroots movement to keep the heart of music beating. PonoMusic aims to preserve the feeling, spirit, and emotion that the artists put in their original studio recordings.
The device is designed to produce the best possible audio quality for a portable music player, it will come with 128GB of built in storage, and you can find out more details over at Kickstarter.