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Wi-Fi Internet Radio
Coming soon ...
by Optimized 02:27PM Sunday Aug 21 2005
Acoustic Energy is preparing to release what they claim will be the world’s first Wi-Fi Internet radio. It will have the capability to access over 99% of the internet radio stations broadcast on-line from around the globe. The Wi-Fi radio will access internet radio stations through your broadband connection via Wi-Fi (802.11b or 802.11g) from virtually anywhere in your home. The device is expected to hit the streets in November and will retail for around £199 ($357 US).

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brandon3003

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San Antonio, TX

1 recommendation

...no

Meh, I can think of far more things i'd rather spend that kind of money on.

zoom3148
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Re: ...no

said by brandon3003:

Me, I can think of far more things I'd rather spend that kind of money on.
Same here, In fact I can think of 20 such items(I've got a list).:D
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Exactly!
mikejz84

join:2001-09-03
Gainesville, FL
The First?

Looks at his PocketPC that he is listening to Shoutcast on....

Subaru
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Re: ...no

said by mikejz84:

The First?

Looks at his PocketPC that he is listening to Shoutcast on....
haha, I do the same on my Dell Axim.
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Re: ...no

said by Subaru:

haha, I do the same on my Dell Axim.
Ditto... imagine plugging in a microphone jack and hooking it up to your home sound system... Brilliant!
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tbaker397

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TEACHTHEMALESSON

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Perfect item for Pier1 Imports; the store that has everything I never needed.
nerdboy789

join:2004-06-07
Rigby, ID
I bet when the new iPod comes out it'll have WiFi which will in turn somehow tie it to iTunes and allow you to listen to their radio stations anywhere with WiFi or on your home wireless net .

vd853

join:2004-12-29
Brooklyn, NY
Well everything looked good... then I saw the price.

knightmb
Everybody Lies

join:2003-12-01
Franklin, TN

Insane!

I could build a whole computer that does this with surround speakers for less! Why does this cost so much?

Anonymous
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Re: Insane!

Because they will be the first company to make one, trying to rip people off.

In about a year these things will be like $19.99

zoom3148
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said by knightmb:

I could build a whole computer that does this with surround speakers for less! Why does this cost so much?
I really don't know, The electronics probably cost like $20.00 - $80.00 or so I'd bet, But being that info is a secret I don't think We'll ever know.:(
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Done_Posting
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No thanks.

What I WOULD like is two way data service through XM or Sirius for my car...

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entropy1
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Yuck

It's ugly and useless. Hottest Christmas gift? Not likely.

Optimized
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Re: Yuck

said by entropy1:

It's ugly and useless. Hottest Christmas gift? Not likely.
Agreed, I'd settle for a new toaster oven instead.
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Re: Yuck

said by Optimized:

said by entropy1:

It's ugly and useless. Hottest Christmas gift? Not likely.
Agreed, I'd settle for a new toaster oven instead.
Cost a hell of alot less and would be more practical!

FFH5
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No WPA security option???

With no option for WPA security, it opens open your wireless AP to the vulnerabilities in WEP security. Since it is a brand new product, why wasn't WPA an option?

Also, sounds like an overpriced product to me.
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Rel5
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Cheaper player

Or you could get on of these for $71.

»tinyurl.com/9h8dr

Glaice
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Screw that!

Get Sirius or XM radio for far less!

brandon3003

join:2003-07-01
San Antonio, TX

Re: Screw that!

I love my XM

hayabusa3303
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Crazy

World first? hasnt linksys already done it with there WMLS11B thing? or am i losing it?

NEP1611

join:2002-03-27
Northford, CT

Nice, but....

Yawn, snore. Call me when it'll work in my car.

Until then I'll stick with XM (Sirius during football season) thank you very much
IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC

Future Woot item...

... to be offered at $99.00...
BosstonesOwn

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Re: Future Woot item...

said by IanR:

... to be offered at $99.00...
More like .99
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I already have this...

Its called my PC with Winamp and Itunes attached to my component system via a SPDIF cable...

BodyBumper

join:2004-06-21
Beverly Hills, CA

*chomp*

The day that I can listen to internet radio in my car I'll bite
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Re: *chomp*

Not me!!
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said by BodyBumper:

The day that I can listen to internet radio in my car I'll bite
Verizon evdo card , laptop and a nice cassette adapter to your stereo, when I am bored with Sirius and driving I do it
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Klemper

join:2005-06-21
Winston Salem, NC

Streamium! Hello!?

My Philips Streamium sits on top of my living room entertainment system, and has 802.11b and wired ethernet connections and does all of the Internet Radio that I care to listen to. It was manufactured on or about December 2002.

Puh. Furst my Airse.:D

phxmark
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join:2000-12-27
Glendale, AZ

Slim Devices and Slim Server

have the Internet Radio build in. I use it all the time.

brooklynman4

join:2004-09-07
Brewster, NY

Re: Slim Devices and Slim Server

what else they gonna think of people are bored lol

roamer1
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Atlanta, GA
said by phxmark:

have the Internet Radio build in. I use it all the time.
I used to use an original SliMP3 with a D-Link wireless bridge to listen to Shoutcast by simply putting http addresses in playlists. (I still have the SliMP3, but I moved and it's now on a wired connection. )

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russotto

join:2000-10-05
West Orange, NJ

Sharper Image and Brookstone

Definitely will be sold at Sharper Image and Brookstone; there's a definite niche for overpriced toys.

RadioDoc
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Too expensive and much too late

Acoustic Energy needs to go back to marketing school. There have already been two 'internet radio boom boxes' which came and went.

Plus, there's this: »www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/ which is much much cooler, and already works with everything including iTunes.

Not to mention any computer.

I'll pass.
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dslwanter
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Re: Too expensive and much too late

said by RadioDoc:

Acoustic Energy needs to go back to marketing school. There have already been two 'internet radio boom boxes' which came and went.
Exactly. There are far too many kinks that need to be worked out and other products that need to be explored. I run an internet radio station but I still wouldn't talk someone into buying one of those. I still think Sirus was a stupid idea. I can't tell you how many people have it and just play their FM tuner. All people need to do is play internet radio from their laptop/desktop and turn it up. There you have an internet radio boom box.
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JeffMD

join:2002-08-16
Edgewater, FL
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ehh...i allready got one.

I've been using my pocket pc as my internet radio for a year now. I use a pair of powered sony bookshelf speakers, and GSplayer has superb support for shoutcast and features a timer that will shut the ppc off after set amount of minutes. Dozing off to sleep to the best 80's station on earth has no equil. And its portable too, take your ppc around the house with the headphones on.

gerick

join:2001-01-17
San Antonio, TX
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Torian inFusion

For $179 you can get a handheld unit that has 801.11g built in, does Internet Radio, FM reciever, MP3 player, and can record the data stream onto SD memory.

gerick

join:2001-01-17
San Antonio, TX
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My Onkyo receiver already does this.

Except for the built in 801.11g, my Onkyo reciever already recieves Internet Radio and can stream from my computer. For Wi-Fi, I just have to plug an adapter into its ethernet port.