"Perfect item for Pandora Addicts"4.0 starson by snidely9447
Pros: Nice looking. Easy to use once set up for both Pandora and internet radio. Best for use w. your existing sound system.
Cons: Set up instructions could be more detailed. Took about 20 min., instead of 10. Built in speaker could have better sound quality. Doesn't support the fast 192K Pandora bit rate available to paid subscribers.
Summary: Excellent product - especially for version one.Have used it for about 3 weeks now. Can listen to Pandora all day without skipping a beat. I listened to my son's 3 hour weekly radio DJ program via the internet - perfect connection.
Suggestions would be to have two products. One with a somewhat bigger display screen and no speaker, and a larger unit like a mini-boombox with dual speakers and built in rechargable batteries so you can easily move it from room to room. Available for $150 incl. shipping from Amazon.
Updated on Dec 19, 2009
I mention the rock solid connection because in reading user reviews on what seemed like a much more sophisticated product - Squeezebox - there were lots of complaints about maintaining connectivity - even with the router in the same room. We are connected via wifi - where the router is in another room about 30' away.
I didn't know about Squeezebox when I bought this. I would love to have the display remote that system has (at twice the price). Glad I didn't buy it Dropping connections just doesn't cut it.