September 11, 2007 The proliferation of internet radio stations has led to the creation of numerous devices to free internet radio from your computer and make it mobile. This offering from TerraTec, the iRadio, grants you access to 10,000 stations as well as your own music library.
The Noxon iRadio combines classic and modern design features to create a look that could integrate nicely into most homes or workspaces. Using a wizard you can integrate the Noxon into your existing network and sync it with your computer music library using included software (compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux). This functionality means you can listen to your tunes anywhere you like without having to lug your laptop or uproot your desktop.
The radio has five preset buttons that serve the same function as a traditional radio. However, choosing your five favorite stations from over 10,000 stations able to be accessed using the iRadio will be a challenge. All of the 10,000+ are sorted into country and genre for easy navigation using the button controls on the device or the remote control that comes with purchase.
A speaker unit allows you to listen to music without the need for additional hardware and make it a compact unit to carry around. But if you feel the needed for added sound you can always hook it up to your HiFi system and for those quieter moments there’s even a headphone socket.
TerraTec in conjunction with music website Musicload are currently offering consumers who buy a NOXON iRadio free access to Musicload Nonstop which includes more than 2 million tracks. Retailing for around US$240, the system comes with the Noxon iRadio, power adapter, remote control (with batteries), software CD-ROM, manual, registration card and service card.