Chord Electronics Poly launched – Mojo’s wireless audio streamer
I managed to get my hands on a Mojo to review at the end of 2015, and very impressive it was too.
That powerful portable digital analogue converter (DAC) has since won many awards, and rightly so.
Not ones to rest on their laurels, Chord let us know about Poly earlier this year. Now they have finally released it.
It is also a music player: its unlimited-capacity Micro SD card slot can house huge libraries. This means you can liberate storage on your smart devices. For instance, I have my eyes on a 200GB microSD card.
Full smartphone control using everyday apps enables effortless music playback whether streaming or playing music from the Micro SD.
Poly and Mojo
Poly connects directly to Mojo’s award-winning DAC tech and so dramatically improves the audio quality of streamed music.
This pairing instantly makes Android and Apple smartphones/tablets portable ‘hi-fi-quality’ digital audio players. Now, the smart device becomes the controller, with the dynamic duo doing the high-level audio heavy lifting.
Playback is via Mojo’s twin headphone outputs. Additionally, home and in-car audio systems with auxiliary (AUX) inputs can also benefit from improved sound quality.
Hi res audio
Supported file types include ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3.
Secondly, it also benefits from Bluetooth 4.1, AirPlay and DLNA connectivity. This translates to uninterrupted music streaming even when you leave your home.
Its rechargeable LiPo batteries offer up to nine hours of playback from a four-hour charge thanks to its fast-charging USB circuit.
Additionally, both Poly and Mojo can be charged simultaneously.
Updates to come?
Updates will come over-the-air, keeping the unit up-to-date with the latest firmware.
Future updates will include Native Spotify and Tidal integration and a forthcoming app, GoFigure.
GoFigure will assist with initial network set-up and device configuration settings.
Like Mojo, Poly proudly uses British design and technology and is also made in Britain.
It’s precision CNC-machined from solid aluminium billet with black anodisation and laser-ablated logos.
A high-quality combo protective leather case is available separately.
Price and availability
Poly is available is the UK now, with international markets following shortly.
- Poly £499
- Mojo £399
- Poly/Mojo leather case £79