gnfb:jonathan18: There doesn't seem to be a particularly wide range of internet radio devices around - have they never really taken off? Would the internet not be a more efficient (if not effective) way of distributing 'radio' via such devices, compared to AM, FM or DAB?
My UE Smart Radio is one of the last devices I'd be prepared to give up - with the Squeezebox firmware it not only acts as a variation on a conventional radio (to satiate my National Radio addiction, the stream of which is great compared to that on the Nat Rad app) but also for podcasts as well as Pandora, Spotify (Premium only), and my our music collection via Squeezeserver/NAS.
This great device isn't even readily available anymore - are there equivalents around?
A while ago i had a hankering for a internt digital radio There seemed to be very few about. I see the UE has been dicontinued. You see I would have thought everyone would have one but no
I wonder what else is about?
Perhaps look out for one second-hand? (eg http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-Squeezebox-Radio-all-in-one-network-music-player-/271693599337?pt=AU_MultiFormatMediaPlayers&hash=item3f42335269 , though they don't say if they ship to NZ).
I'd really recommend the Smart Radio - it's not the most powerful (so it's not for parties!) but the sound quality is good. It's also got a decent-life battery, meaning I can use it anywhere around the section or elsewhere in the house. Can be controlled via iPad apps (ours has the Squeezebox firmware so using the Squeezebox app in this case). My father (82) has one and loves it.
There's also the Squeezebox Boom - that's older and I don't think it has a battery, and doesn't have a colour screen - but it's got excellent sound (with surprisingly deep bass for something so small).