Prizm Environment Adapting Speaker

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If you ever casually laptop-DJ’d a dinner party or backyard get together, you know how hard it can be to read a crowd and play just the right music. Now a French startup is designing a streaming device called Prizm to save you from the awkwardness of playing 2 Chainz when your friends are feeling Coltrane. Prizm will mix and match music based on its users’ profiles, and adapt to its environment by measuring sound levels in the room.