Introducing
Cassandra

Transmitter for phones, notebooks & tablets with Type C

A SKAA Transmitter which works with Android, Windows, Mac and even my iPad Pro? Yep, Cassandra is here.

Cassandra is designed to work driver-free with Type C sources which can output digital audio over USB.  Phones, tablets and notebooks are just the beginning. As new smart devices come out—such as TVs, based on Linux and Android, sporting USB-audio-class-compliant Type C ports—these will work with Cassandra, too.

Cassandra's connector is that fancy pants egg-shaped Type C dealy.  Most Android smartphones and tablets have a female one of these. Most Macs do too. And Type C's popularity continues to spread wildly. We like it because USB moves the audio from your smart thingy into Cassandra completely unaltered—a pristine, unmucked-with digital audio stream. And did I mention I can plug Cassandra in upside down and that's not even considered a screw up?  I mean, how cool is that??

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Cassandra’s shape is not only beautiful; it has a snout long enough to make Geddy Lee jealous. This is because phone and tablet cases come in many shapes and sizes. Cassandra’s snout is shaped just like a cable end, so it's a good bet it will penetrate your favourite protective case with ease, enabling you to transmit glorious SKAA audio even when your smart dooie’s clothes are on.

Cassandra cares neither if there's Wi-Fi around, nor if your circumstances have blessed you with the password. You could be just like Mike Collins, orbiting the moon all by your lonesome, and Cassandra will still do its job, flawlessly transporting your precious Donavan songs and Judge Judy episodes to your zero-G floating speakers. This is making me miss Judge Judy—but not Donovan.

NO PAIRING. Yup. Fasten your seat belts — it's a brave new paradigm we like to call “ridiculously easy”. Plain and simple: we got rid of pairing because it's awkward and people don’t like it. With SKAA, the receivers (speakers / headphones) are in charge of selecting which transmitter to listen to. So relax, on the transmitter side, there’s nothing to do — it's Miller time.

No buttons, no lights, no software. The last thing we wanted to do was saddle you with more work! That’s why we spent so much time huddled around a whiteboard figuring out how to remove all buttons, LEDs and software drivers. In a big way, Cassandra’s awesomeness flows from what it’s not. You need to download nothing. Install nothing. Click nothing.

All Apps! That's right, Cassandra sends the audio from your favourite app to your SKAA speakers and headphones.  Since most phones, tablets and notebooks now properly support USB headphones & speakers, they'll work with Cassandra, too. Whatever sound usually goes to your thingy's internal speaker, gets sent to your SKAA speakers instead. Mac and Windows will generally require you to select 'SKAA Transmitter' in the computer's sound control panel, but you only need to do that the first time you use Cassandra.

Range is 15 meters indoors. That's almost 50 feet. Outdoors it can be way more.

Cassandra sends audio to up to four SKAA speakers and/or headphones at the same time. Compare that with Bluetooth, which can only send audio to one, solitary device (speaker or headphone). But that’s standard Bluetooth, you say. That’s the stock stuff—what if I get the Bluetooth that’s pimped out with extras??

Pimped-out Bluetooth. Mostly, it's done all wrong. Buying speakers / headphones with not-really-Bluetooth add-ons means your phone may also require those exact same not-really-Bluetooth add-ons in order for those extra features to work. So the extras might not work with your particular phone. You’re liable to end up with speakers, which are mega complicated and confusing to set up. Sucks. If pimped-out Bluetooth is really your thang, check out SKAA's Nadja tech. Nadja doesn't suck. For sure it will work with your phone/tablet and everyone tells us it's the bitchinest pimped-out Bluetooth available in this solar system.

Use up to five SKAA transmitters (Cassandra and/or other types) in your house at the same time. That’s up to 20 speakers in your house — woot woot!

Audio quality is a honking 480 kbps (compare to iTunes Store standard 256 kbps).

You don't actually need to install our app, SKAA cmd, ’cause Cassandra works just peachy with zero software.

All the same, our SKAA cmd app is pretty cool so at some point you'll probably want to download it from Google Play and start basking in the glow of them thar juicy extra features. There’s a link to it on our TLC page.

Keep in mind, Cassandra has no internal battery of its own — it doesn’t need one since your smart thing-ster provides all the juice it needs. Cassandra uses about the same amount of power as Bluetooth, so turn off your Bluetooth and plug in your Cassandra and call it even!

Only for the intrepid few. Cassandra is a USB-complaint audio device. So … in addition to phones, tablets and notebooks, Cassandra may also work with other devices if they’ve got a Type C USB port which outputs audio properly, fully above board, and complying with the rules of the USB audio specification. On this front, tread carefully as there are no guarantees. Cassandra will usually work with Type C USB ports which are intended to serve USB speakers or headphones. I’ve seen it work with some Android-based game systems. Who knows what else.  If it's got USB OTG (on the go) hardware, it’s got a good shot at working with Cassandra. Good luck, and remember, you didn’t hear this from me.

Wild Wild West. Look, we are painfully aware that Type-C land is a little bit like the untamed frontier, so I say let’s stick together! If you buy a Cassandra from SKAAstore.com and for whatever reason it ends up not working with your smart device, just send it back to us within 30 days for a full refund. No questions asked. I don’t mean that literally; we’ll probably ask you something like, ‘hey man, what model thinger was that and what version of OS did you have on there’ — you know, because we’re curious—but we’ll still cough up the cash. So what do you say?