More Competition? Tabletop Net Radio Receiver Debuts At CES
January 6, 2009 at 5:10 AM (PT)
The upcoming CONSUMER ELCTRONICS SHOW, on top of showing off the latest HD Radio models, will also showcase a toy that blow radio's competitive field wide open. SANYO's R227 is a tabletop online radio -- complete with an alarm clock to wake one up at any specific time --that will be able to receive thousands of Internet stations from around the world.
According to the ALL ABOUT JAZZ website, the R227 has a black plastic case reminiscent of the Bakelite used to make classic radios from the 1930s to '50s, with one large dial to scroll among digital choices that appear in a tastefully sized window. Small buttons are included for various functions, a remote control is also included
Speakers on the left and right side panels provide a stereo sound that the reporter said was "quite good" but won't "bowl over an audiophile."