Internet Radio


When I was a kid I had a radio that could pull in all sorts of stations and bands. I loved turning the tuning knob very slowly so I could find every station possible, sometimes even finding foreign stations, which was always super cool. I'm guessing the market for radios like that one has pretty much dried [...]

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We review a lot of speakers here on The Gadgeteer. Some of them have Bluetooth, AirPlay or NFC. The speaker I'm reviewing today doesn't have any of those features. What it does offer are some things that most of the speakers we review don't have including a color display, physical remote control and the ability to play 1000's of [...]

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Boasting clearer vocals and deeper bass compared to the industry standard, the Encore Wi-Fi Music System from Grace Digital features a 2.1-channel audio system with dual 3” tweeter/midrange speakers and a bottom facing 4” woofer powered by a digital class D amp. This system is designed to connect to your Wi-Fi network for access to thousands of [...]

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I've tried Bluetooth kits for hands-free calling in my car.  I've also tried FM transmitters that plug into my iPod/iPhone to playback music through my car stereo.  I've never tried any device that could do both until I tried the Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit for iPhone from Livio Radio.  Plus, you'll notice the words [...]

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After using the Grace Digital Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player and Internet Radio for a few months, I have come to one conclusion: Anyone looking for a portable radio today and does not choose an internet radio is wasting money.  There, that's the review. I'm done. Okay, not exactly; but seriously, the Grace Digital Mondo radio [...]

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If you store your music on an iPhone or iPod and also enjoy internet radio, the PURE Contour is a one of the nicer speaker systems that I've had the opportunity to review. It offers a dock for playing the music on an iPhone/iPod while also charging its batteries, Internet streaming radio, FM radio and [...]

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Plug the 45,000 Station Car Radio from Hammacher Schlemmer into your car's 12V power outlet, connect it to your iPhone via Bluetooth, and you can stream any of 45,000 AM/FM and internet radio stations to an open FM station on your car's radio.  A free iPhone app streams the stations, including nationwide NPR stations as well [...]

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Grace Digital has just announced their Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio. This 1940's style radio might look old, but it offers the latest internet services, including Pandora, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, and more. It has a 3/4" thick cabinet with a walnut exterior and birch inlay highlights to give it that classic look. A built in Class [...]

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We've reviewed quite a few wireless internet radio players here on The Gadgeteer. Some have performed well while others have been mediocre. Today Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary and I will be doing a dual review of the Logitech Squeezebox Radio. Will it be a winner or a dud? Keep reading to find out. Judie: [...]

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The Cyberus ebook reader from Sungale offers a 7" LCD touch screen with 800 X 480 pixels resolution.  In addition to letting you read ebooks (TXT and PDF), you can also use the Cyberus to display and download pictures from Picasa,  read RSS feeds from Yahoo and Google, listen to IP radio, access your Gmail account, [...]

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Looking for an iPod dock with a little pizzazz? How about one that links up with your home WiFi connection, plays podcasts and FM/Internet radio from around the globe, and – here’s the kicker –streams music in from you home computer? The WiFi Internet Radio (Model IR-3101) from MerConnect can do all these things and [...]

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I remember in grade-school staying up late with the lights off in my room listening to Toledo Goaldiggers hockey games on my portable black RCA transistor radio.  I remember picking up a St. Louis station from my then home in Toledo and thinking how cool that was. Enter the Wi-Fi radio, in this case the [...]

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Livio Pandora Radio 002 (500x375)

A few months ago, Julie mentioned the Livio Pandora Internet Radio in her Spotlight Gadget feature. My boyfriend had recently introduced me to Pandora, and I just knew he and I had to check this little device out. Several weeks later, Livio had shipped me the LV001 Pandora Radio. Right out of the box, this [...]

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I recently moved to a new home that is in a communications dead zone.  There's no cell access, OTA TV and most troublesome, I cannot receive antenna born FM radio.  Thankfully, VTECH, the cordless phone people have introduced the IS9181 Wi-Fi Internet Radio which gives me a choice of over 11,000 Internet radio stations, plus [...]

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The IS9181 is Vtech's wireless music hub and is their first home audio device. Compatible with PCs and Macs, this device will allow you to listen to internet radio stations and stream digital audio content from your desktop computers via WiFi. It has the ability to run from batteries or an AC adapter.

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