The Magic Box Internet Radio. I’ve been playing around with the Acoustic Energy Wi-Fi Radio for a while now, and it’s very cool. The only thing I don’t like is the fact that you need to get the company to OK any radio stations which you add, which limits your user choice unnecessarily. This model appears to be much of the same, maybe re-badged? Still if you’re in the market for a simple to use Internet radio device which is not tethered to a PC (or any wires for that matter) you should definitely investigate these things. They’re neat. £129.98.
The Imp works with all major streaming formats giving you worldwide access to radio stations broadcast on the internet. Turn on to whatever turns you on – from Welsh folk singing to Japanese drumming, Bangladeshi Bangra to Texas western swing. And as well as music of every genre you’ll also find live sports channels, comedy, drama, local news, educational, kids stuff and more. You can even access a station’s ‘listen again’ facility. This means you don’t have to catch a show exactly when it’s broadcast.