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The concept is simple; a radio that uses a WiFi connection to tune in to more than 5,000 Internet radio stations from all over the world. No computer required.

A small number of manufacturers have been producing WiFi radios for a couple of years, but $300 was more than most people were willing to pay. Now, new offerings like the Freecom MusicPal, $140 and the Logik IR 100, $50 from Currys, have broken the price barrier. It just might be time to tune in to Jazz from Venezuela or news from France.  

A whole lot more about WiFi radios can be found at WiFiRadioReview.com.



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  1. Don Pilcher on August 30, 2007 6:19 pm

    I remember the great promise of Kerbango (http://www.gadgetcentral.com/kerbango_intro.html) before it was acquired by 3COM for a reported $80M. It didn’t take very long to see news of the shutdown(http://www.xpvistasite.com/kx_pci_56000_28411.htm)… “3Com has decided to shut down its Internet Appliance division, including Kerbango, the Internet radio service. The move will seriously impact Apple’s iTunes… but the decision to shut the Internet Appliance division is one of a set of massive cost-cutting measures the company is implementing.”

    It is good to see others picking up the challenge and forcing down pricepoints. The essential drivers for streaming Internet radio are just too compelling. Now to get all of that content streaming into our cars!

  2. Jerry Freeman on August 30, 2007 6:59 pm

    I had all but forgotten about Kerbango. Great reference. The WiFi Internet radio movement is really just getting started…again.

    Thanks for the comment Don.

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