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Tivoli’s new Model One Digital brings retro vibes to a wireless speaker

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Tivoli launched its new Model One Digital speaker this week as a more tech-intensive counterpart to its Model One radio, which was first released in 2000. The new speaker pairs over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and streams from FM radio or various online services, like Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer. It can also sync with other Model One Digitals around a home or room.

Does this design look familiar to you?

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Maybe it reminds you of this speaker from Como Audio?

como audio solo-news-Como Audio Como Audio

The second speaker, the Solo, successfully launched on Kickstarter last June. Its creator, Tom DeVesto, started Tivoli and then left to start Como Audio, which makes the Solo. Clearly the companies share design DNA, with DeVesto taking some ideas from Tivoli and then beating the company he started to releasing a streaming-focused speaker.

The key difference between these two new speakers appears to be their screens. Personally, I think a monochromatic display looks nicer than a colorful one. I also prefer the round design to the Solo’s square, but do what feels right for you.

The Model One Digital costs $299.99 and ships on March 20th. The Solo shares the same price and is available now.