My Airplay speakers have become obsolete because the company hasn’t updated its app in four years

So, it turns out that I can never change my Wi-Fi network’s name ever again, or my speakers will stop working. That may sound ridiculous, but let me walk you through the series of bad decisions and technological quirks that have brought me here, and I can (sort of) explain.

The speakers in question are the Nocs NS2 Air Monitors (specifically, the first generation version of the product, for reasons that will become important soon). The NS2 Air Monitors date back to the heyday of Apple’s Airplay standard in 2013, back when companies not only included Airplay support in their speakers but built entire products around it (The Verge even included them in our Back to School Guide that year!).

Eventually, Nocs released a second version of the…

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Author: Chaim Gartenberg

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