Radio digitale: la nuova radiolina ascolta il Web, non il DAB

(Radio Passioni) – Circa mezzo secolo dopo, la "radiolina a transistor" rinasce nell’era del digitale. E non riceve nessuno dei vari sistemi di trasmissione numerica, DAB o HD Radio che siano. In compenso riceve l’FM analogica. Parlo naturalmente di una Internet Radio con interfaccia Wi-Fi, un apparecchietto tascabile che Paradigm Shift, proprietaria del marchio Epoq Multimedia (costruiscono anche telefoni cellulari in commercio qui in Italia) sostiene essere la prima, della categoria, in versione pocket size. Disponibile a partire dalla fine del mese sul sito Gadgetcraver.com, la minuscola Internet radio Epoq EIR-PW01 costerà 149 dollari e potrà sintonizzarsi su 12mila stazioni. La sua batteria ha una autonomia di 10 ore.
Ecco la notizia apparsa su Twice, This Week in Consumer Electronics

Epoq Launches Wi-Fi Pocket Radio Line
Will Sell For $149
By Joseph Palenchar — TWICE, 4/30/2009

Boca Raton, Fla. – The portable, pocket-size six-transistor AM radio of the early 1960s has evolved into a Wi-Fi-equipped Internet radio.
Under its Epoq Multimedia brand, Paradigm Shift plans end-of-May availability of its $149-suggested EIR-PW01, dubbed the world’s first pocket-sized Internet radio. Via Wi-Fi, it accesses more than 12,000 internet radio stations. It also feature FM tuner, 1500mAh lithium-ion battery with up to 10 hours of listening time, a stereo minijack output, and a built-in mono speaker. The device uses a scroll wheel to access station presets, search for stations by genres, and perform other functions. Its battery can be recharged by standard USB connection or AC adapter.
The company also plans additional WiFi radio shortly after the first model ships. They’ll include a tabletop unit and a handheld AA-battery-powered model, the company said. The company is also in discussion with Internet music services, free and subscription-based, to include access to their services.
The device will be available in white, pastel blue, pastel periwinkle, black and silver case colors. All will be available online at Amazon.com and www.gadgetcraver.com. The supplier is looking for other online and brick and mortar retailers.
Epoq also markets unlocked GSM cellphones, TVs, and portable media players (PMPs).

printfriendly pdf button - Radio digitale: la nuova radiolina ascolta il Web, non il DAB