Samsung intros 'Shape' wireless audio system, starts at $400 for one speaker

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Samsung intros 'Shape' wireless audio system, starts at $400 for one speaker

It’s not like Samsung’s new to the home audio space — it already sells speaker bars and the like — but somehow, it’s only just getting into wireless speaker systems. The company today announced its very own Sonoscompetitor, the Samsung Shape system. Named mostly after their triangular hardware, which can lie horizontally, stand vertically or be mounted to a wall, these speakers come armed with WiFi, Bluetooth or NFC, allowing you to stream music over your home network (or not). Even more than that sexy design, though, Samsung is emphasizing the easy setup process, which involves plugging either the speaker or hub into your router, and then downloading a free app to your Android or iOS device; the network setup just takes care of itself.

As for the app, Samsung’s created a drag-and-drop i...