Wonder at the Jukey, an updated jukebox-like machine built for modern music lovers. Compatible with your smartphone, it can connect with your network to receive song requests. Instead of being subjected to the DJ’s idea of popular music, you and your friends can gather your music collections and upload it into the Jukey. The device will browse the lists and create playlists composed of favorite songs from the contributors.
The team behind the project, Vim & Vigor, incorporated all the best aspects of services like Spotify and Last.fm, but their device is adapted to work in a real-time environment. Project's aim is to improve the music listening experience as many people prefer their digital devices to social communication in festive occasions.
Jukey is an attractive conical-shaped music player comprised of a speaker connected to Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth with no dials or buttons. Vim & Vigor have conceptualized an exciting product whose body can be manipulated to activate its functions. Lay the Jukey on its side to turn the device on. Rotate it across the floor to rewind and fast forward the music. Swipe left or right on the Jukey’s case to change the volume.
Its performance is outstanding, it features an auto mode which can play music by categories like genre, or DJs can select tracks based on popular votes among a connected group. Even those who are not present at the party can join the fun, share tracks and vote digitally online.
Jukey will provide the music to fit the occasion, weddings, parties or casual get-togethers with the help of guests. Everyone will have a good time. Similar devices exist though not as developed as the Jukey. At present Jukey is just a theory, Vim & Vigor hopes to find a financial backer. The Jukey has the potential to advance online music entertainment on a social network, bringing together a new generation.