"I am connected to the world through Squeezebox Radio"5.0 starson by chrisabraham
Pros: The set up was so easy and it even made the WPA/WEP key entry for my Verizon FIOS Internet. I was also able to easily find all the stations. I could easily "install" BBC and CBC and even a Facebook and a Flickr applet.
Cons: A little expensive but you get a lot more than just a radio. It doesn't come with a rechargeable battery pack or the remote -- an additional $50.
Summary: I am studying German and have been told that it helps if you listen to German radio so I ordered the Squeezebox Radio on the recommendation of my friend Scott. I find the Squeezebox Radio to be perfect for the night stand, where I will be listening to the radio before I got to bed. I set the presets with Berlin radio stations and linked via Wi-Fi and it sounds great in both spoken word and also music.
The set up was so easy and it even made the WPA/WEP key entry for my Verizon FIOS Internet. I was also able to easily find all the stations I listened to in Berlin when I lived there and I was also able to find local stations and I could easily "install" BBC and CBC and even a Facebook and a Flickr applet.
I am very pleased. I got a red one. The date and time is awesome because it is updated via Internet so I didn't even need to set the date or time -- so I also have myself an atomic clock, I guess. There are multiple alarms and also a line in so I can run my iPod and my iPod shuffle through the device, too, which is great for my German homework (a CD I burnt to MP3).
Small and deceptively powerful -- it is basically a little Linux box in a small boom box/Internet clock radio -- and it is the most modern of the Squeezebox line so you can do very cool stuff with the device. Easy to set up and to start using. It can work as simply as a clock radio with presets or you can get all geeky and install apps and podcasts and you can connect to SIRIUS and all those other paid streaming services. I love it. It is my new favorite thing.