02. 12. 2007
Enjoy internet radio without a computer
Sometimes, all you want is a little music, without too much technological hassle. That’s when the Acoustic Energy Wi-Fi Internet Radio comes in handy. Designed to work right out of the box, all it needs is a little AC power and a wireless signal --- no computer connection required!
The radio comes with 5,000 stations on its broadcast list, which are automatically uploaded once it’s tapped into the wireless signal. It lists the stations alphabetically by country and category, making it easy to find a favourite station or browse through the selection to try out a new one. Of course, you can add your own stations, if they aren’t already there.
The device can also be hooked up to a computer to play MP3, Real Media, and other WMA compatible audio files from the hard drive.
The only catch is that at $299.95 (available from C. Crane), it seems a little pricey for something that doesn’t have any other music features. Nevertheless, this might be something for those who like their radio, plain and simple, in the kitchen or the bedroom.