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#185854 7-Dec-2015 23:46
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I have 2 of the new Chromecast Audios that are surplus to requirements. Anybody want one?
This is the new model that has an optical/stereo jack out, only does audio. 
They will have the US power adapter, so be aware that you'll need a NZ adapter or USB power plug.
$80 each including postage (might be more for rural) or $150 including postage for the both of them.


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  #1442407 7-Dec-2015 23:46
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  #1442459 8-Dec-2015 08:16
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And I forgot to add these are brand new, un-opened.

 
 
 
 




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  #1444422 9-Dec-2015 11:53
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Bump.



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  #1447099 10-Dec-2015 12:52
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They would make great Christmas presents for the right person! 

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  #1448232 10-Dec-2015 15:54
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Probably not getting any nibbles because people don't want to spend that much



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  #1448257 10-Dec-2015 16:11
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dacraka: Probably not getting any nibbles because people don't want to spend that much


You could be right. If anybody wants to make an offer, pm me.

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  #1448261 10-Dec-2015 16:15
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dacraka: Probably not getting any nibbles because people don't want to spend that much


It's something that I've been interested in to have in the car, but I was surprised that they're the same price as the normal hdmi chromecast. I think of the audio chromecast as being effectively in the same category as a bluetooth audio adapter. I know it's better quality than that with more features, but it seems a little inbetween different areas.

For others potentially interested about using one in a car there's a discussion on reddit that covers most of the things you'll need to know.

 
 
 
 




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  #1448267 10-Dec-2015 16:20
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VodafoneDylan:
dacraka: Probably not getting any nibbles because people don't want to spend that much


It's something that I've been interested in to have in the car, but I was surprised that they're the same price as the normal hdmi chromecast. I think of the audio chromecast as being effectively in the same category as a bluetooth audio adapter. I know it's better quality than that with more features, but it seems a little inbetween different areas.

For others potentially interested about using one in a car there's a discussion on reddit that covers most of the things you'll need to know.


I'd never thought of using it in the car. How would that work with streaming? Wouldn't the chromecast have to be connected to wifi (or mobile data) for it to work?
I was kinda suprised they wern't cheaper than HDMI versions too, I guess they justify it by saying you can use optical for a higher quality experience.

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  #1448269 10-Dec-2015 16:28
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CutCutCut:
VodafoneDylan:
dacraka: Probably not getting any nibbles because people don't want to spend that much


It's something that I've been interested in to have in the car, but I was surprised that they're the same price as the normal hdmi chromecast. I think of the audio chromecast as being effectively in the same category as a bluetooth audio adapter. I know it's better quality than that with more features, but it seems a little inbetween different areas.

For others potentially interested about using one in a car there's a discussion on reddit that covers most of the things you'll need to know.


I'd never thought of using it in the car. How would that work with streaming? Wouldn't the chromecast have to be connected to wifi (or mobile data) for it to work?
I was kinda suprised they wern't cheaper than HDMI versions too, I guess they justify it by saying you can use optical for a higher quality experience.


Here's that discussion from Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/Chromecast/comments/3mvwbt/would_chromecast_audio_work_in_my_car_via/

I would want to double check the boot up time for them, but no one in that thread mentioned it, so presumably not an issue.

But, yeah, idea is nfc tag to turn on tethering. Chromecast connects to the wifi network on your phone. Hit play/cast. Bonus points for wireless charging at the same time.

Apparently you can't configure the chromecast while it is tethered to your phone, because the configuration app insists that you're on wifi, which you're technically not. So there's a bit of fiddling around to get that arranged first.



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  #1448881 11-Dec-2015 20:26
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$75 each? Last chance before I stick them on trademe.



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  #1450305 14-Dec-2015 19:21
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I have one of these left if anybody wants one before it goes on trademe.



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  #1455885 23-Dec-2015 11:06
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UPDATE: Both gone now.

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