OK, this is basically an ad. And if for some reason you buy one using the link below, I'll earn a little change. THAT SAID, I just thought I would post about this wireless internet radio simply because it is way better than I expected. It is so good that I just got my second one.
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Setup takes a little time simply because you have to configure it to log into your wireless network and then have to then start linking to stations. There was nothing difficult about it and you just have to set it up once.
Some cool features:
- If you want to listen to a radio station from far away or overseas and it has a web feed, you probably can. My wife is from Finland and she can now listen to Finnish radio without having to turn on the computer.
- You can listen to your Pandora radio stations directly from the radio.
- You can control the radio via the radio's website. I can turn the radio on from work and see what is playing on it. (the wife does not think that is a cool feature given how I have scared her turning it on!)
- It takes advantage of that 'always on' internet connection you are paying for.
You can also put a music server on your computer to play your music. I have done that and used it once, but in general I stick to listening to Pandora or a couple stations that I like.
One station that I like is Radio Paradise. Check them out.
That's about it. If anyone is doing anything cool with one of these, leave a message. One feature they mention when you have multiple radios is that you can sync the radios to play identical music. I have not tried that yet as I just got the second radio yesterday.