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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
GIVEAWAY – Enter To Win A Myro:Air AirPlay & UPnP Streamer!
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Myro:Air AirPlay Streamer Now Available For Pre-Order!
I’m proud to announce that after two and a half years and thousands of man hours Myro:Air has passed Apple Certification for AirPlay and Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad. Myro:Air is designed, engineered and made in the U.S.A with domestic and foreign parts. The boards are assembled in Washington State — one of the main goals in creating Myro:Air was to keep as much of the product made in the U.S.A. as possible.
From a technical perspective, Myro:Air is the first AirPlay streamer of it’s kind (most AirPlay devices are wireless speaker systems or receivers). Features like RS-232 for home automation/control systems like Crestron and AMX brings transport control (play, pause, next track, previous track) and metadata integration to custom installers. As well as smartsource support for Russound RNET based controllers. For the audio output side, Myro:Air provides analog output via the venerable Wolfson WM8741 DAC. It can also output digital audio in parallel via a Wolfson WM8804.
I’m especially excited to finally be able to share Myro:Air with the rest of the world!
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Myro:Air AirPlay Streamer – Final Case Design
Progress! These last few weeks have been very productive; finalized the boards and received the custom stainless steel name badges — each one is uniquely struck with a number. As we will be initially only producing 100 units, numbers 1-100 have been made. Soon you will be able to reserve your unit — email email@example.com and you will be notified when the site launches.
What is myro:air? An audiophile grade AirPlay streamer featuring the highly regarded Wolfson WM8741 DAC as well as 2-way control of the AirPlay device via RS232 & Russound RNET interfaces, this is a custom integrators dream come true. Two long years in the making and we’re almost ready!
What’s next? I will be getting sample production boards in a couple weeks.…
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
2012 ESPN Holiday Gift Guide
It’s that time of year and here are my latest technology gadget gift ideas for 2012 exclusively at ESPN.com.…
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
2011 ESPN.com Holiday Gift Guide
My 2011 Holiday Gift Guide is now live at ESPN.com! I will be posting more gift ideas here at Mavromatic so be sure to check back starting Monday!…
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Goodbye, Steve Jobs
It’s a sad evening for me. Steve Jobs has passed away. This event has really made me internalize how special of a man Steve Jobs was and how lucky we have been to live in a time when he was around. It was Mike Davidson who really brought Steve Jobs to my attention back in late 1998. I grew up a PC and Mike was the Mac. When we worked together we’d spend countless hours “fighting” over which platform was the best.
My first exposure to computers was in elementary school on the Commodore PET, I loved it. I asked my parents for one but instead got a used Magnavox Odessey 2 (I know it’s technically a gaming console but to me it was a computer as it had a “keyboard”). My passion grew and then got a Commodore 64 — I always wanted an Apple but they were to expensive. I did manage to get an Apple clone, the Franklin ACE 2100. My first “real” computer was an IBM PC-XT (8088) clone with amber monochrome monitor (which was later upgraded to CGA then EGA).
In high school I finally got to use a Macintosh. I started a video magazine show that aired during lunch called Kang Magazine. All the graphics and titles were done using the Mac and Macromedia Director. At home I still used PC’s — I skipped the 286, but had the 386, 486, Pentium, and up. I did manage to buy an Apply Newton but that wasn’t a Steve Jobs creation. In 2002, My first Mac purchase was the “Mirrored Door” G4 paired with a 22″ Cinema Display it shipped with the last version of OS9. Right when OSX was released, I quickly upgraded. That machine was a brilliant work of visual art.
Mike would never miss a MacWorld and would sometimes take the mornings off just to watch them (something that I didn’t understand at the time) on other occasions he would come into work, lean back in his chair and crank the volume up so we all could listen to Steve Jobs’ work his magic in presenting the latest computer and OS update. No work would get done in that hour or so. As I am an avid music lover, once the iPod was announced that was the tipping point for me. I bought every single version of the iPod since it’s release. …
Monday, October 4th, 2010
Myro:Bridge – Product Introduction/Website Launch
Just launched the Myro:Bridge website. Pre-orders begin now and if there aren’t any production issues, we should be shipping orders in a few weeks. The first batch of bridges will be a limited run to see how much interest there is so get your order in now to guarantee shipment!
The goal is to add more support (via firmware updates) as there are requests (via forum). I am also looking to expand support for Control4, Crestron and HAI controllers.
Find out more about Myro:Bridge here.…
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Myro:Home Automation Controller Running In Apple iPad Simulator
Just downloaded the newest iPhone SDK (3.2) and ran the Myro:Home iPhone app in the iPad Simulator. It works (you can press the 2x to zoom it, seen in the second image) Once I release the iPhone app, I will be focusing on making a native version for the iPad. This should be fun! A $499 home automation controller is perfect — the iPad is Myro Control’s wireless home controller!…
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