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CES 2008 Coverage

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What is Jook?

Jook, launching in 2008, is a universal standard for creating music player accessories that lets everyone, regardless of the music player being used, broadcast their songs to the people around them. The girl with an iPod™ becomes the DJ for the guy sitting across from her on the bus listening to his Zune™. Four friends jogging together in Central Park can all do so in tune to one person’s music player, regardless of if any of them are using an iPod, a Zune, or even a mobile phone.

What is the purpose of Jook?

Jook devices will allow users to store a small profile of information about themselves that is transmitted to connecting transceivers along with their music in Us mode. The profiles allows people to share a little more about themselves along with their music, maybe to promote their band’s webpage as they walk around town broadcasting their songs. The broadcaster can then also see whoever connected and listened in to their Jook device.

Jook’s interface will identify each song the user hears and allow the listener to store the song’s title, artist, and so forth on to the listener’s device by allowing the listener to “tag” songs that they like.  The listener can later review and identify the songs they heard and then choose to purchase the song from their preferred online song vendor.

When a song is rated this way, the rating and profile of the listener will also be beamed back to the broadcaster. A broadcaster showing off his own musical creations - be it a band or a DJ’s newest mix - can see what people think about his music. The same is true of temporary, amateur DJs just broadcasting the songs they happen to have on their personal music device. Alternatively, the broadcaster can see what others think of their taste in songs or lineup of music.

 

We were shown a prototype of the Jook device and its software.

We were told that there are several OEMs that Jook has partnered with, but which ones weren't divulged. It seems like a really neat concept if it becomes widespread enough (the fact that it aims to be non-device specific should really help).



  1. Introduction & Pre-CES
  2. Sony Pre-CES
  3. CES Day 1 - LG
  4. CES Day 1 - Misc TV's
  5. CES Day 1 - Audrey is Coming...
  6. CES Day 1 - Belkin
  7. CES Day 1 - Asus WiMAX
  8. CES Day 2 - CoolIT Systems
  9. CES Day 2 - Tycrid Titan: Cooled by CoolIT
  10. CES Day 2 - AMD Reception
  11. CES Day 2 - nVidia Hybrid/Boost
  12. CES Day 2 - SuperTalent
  13. CES Day 2 - Tagan Cases
  14. CES Day 2 - Tagan PSU's
  15. CES Day 2 - Tagan Enclosures, Keyboards & NAS's
  16. CES Day 2 - Team Group
  17. CES Day 2 - Enermax
  18. CES Day 2 - Lian Li
  19. CES Day 2 - Wolfking
  20. CES Day 2 - Arctic Cooling
  21. CES Day 2 - LaCie
  22. CES Day 2 - Art.Lebedev Studio
  23. CES Day 3 - DisplayLink
  24. CES Day 3 - Altec Lansing & Plantronics
  25. CES Day 3 - IOGEAR
  26. CES Day 3 - D-Link
  27. CES Day 3 - Jook
  28. CES Day 3 - SilverStone Sabertooth
  29. CES Day 3 - Razer Interview
  30. CES Day 3 - Foxconn
  31. CES Day 4 - Thermaltake
  32. CES Day 4 - PowerColor
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  34. CES Day 4 - Antec
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