Yes, Pono is an awkward name. No, it's not a new type of music file. And yes, you can finally get dibs on one. The PonoPlayer was finally unveiled on Kickstarter in March 2014 after years of speculation and delays.
Neil Young's Pono ecosystem consists of two distinct platforms; the PonoPlayer hardware, and the PonoMusic Web store.
While "MP3 player" might as well be a bad word in the audiophile community, that is essentially what the PonoPlayer is. Though it is designed to reproduce high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) music, it features compatibility with FLAC, ALAC, MP3, WAV, … Read more