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AirGo outdoor speaker does AirPlay the hard way

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The AirGo indoor / outdoor speaker has a slot for an AirPort Express so it can stream music over AirPlay.

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Most AirPlay wireless speakers are built on top of a BridgeCo chip that enables Apple's wireless music streaming feature, but the new AirGo indoor / outdoor speaker from Russound does it in a slightly less integrated manner: it has a built in weatherproof slot for an AirPort Express, which handles all the dirty work. It's clever, but it's not cheap: the AirGo itself is $399, while an Airport Express will run you another $99. Still, it's the first permanent outdoor AirPlay solution we've seen — we'll see if any more integrated options surface in the coming months.