So, we've two main issues here. One, who in their right mind would pay $219.99 for a device that still requires a dedicated stereo in order to play back the internet radio streams that Grace Digital's Tuner Wireless Radio & Media Player delivers? And secondly, who would want to put up with Grace Digital's thoroughly lackluster UI
? If you can't grok the grumbling, the aforementioned company now has a slender new component it'd love to stick on your shelf, with the device shown above able to stream WiFi radio content from 30,000 stations, Pandora, iheartradio, Sirius, Live365, MP3tunes and a smattering of other sources. It can be wired up via Ethernet or used over 802.11g, with composite, Toslink and coaxial digital audio outputs around back. There's a 4-line backlit LCD for displaying not nearly enough metadata at once, and there's even a remote thrown in for those looking to build out their collection. It's available now if you're feeling the itch, though we'd suggest you get that checked out before blindly indulging.
Grace Digital Audio Upgrades Your Home Stereo with the Sleek and Stylish Tuner Wi-Fi Radio & Media Player
With the look and feel of a classic stereo system, Tuner streams Pandora, SIRIUS, & even your own music collection, bringing internet radio
to your home stereo
San Diego, Calif. - (July 27, 2010) – Grace Digital Inc., a leading brand of wireless indoor & outdoor audio solutions, unveils a new addition to their line of internet radios, the Tuner Wireless Radio & Media Player. Simply plug it into your current home stereo system and instantly gain access to 30,000 internet radio stations, podcast and on demand Wi-Fi radio content. Like all Grace Digital internet radios, Tuner supports a variety of services including Pandora Radio, NPR on-demand, iheartradio, and SIRIUS. Grace Digital's Tuner Wi-Fi Radio & Media Player is currently available for $219.99 at GraceDigitalAudio.com.
By connecting directly to your home stereo system the Tuner Wi-Fi Radio & Media Player provides superior sound quality and access to internet radio stations and services from all over the world. With a built-in Ethernet jack and a true 802.11g wireless connectivity, set up is quick and easy. The Tuner's classic style and simple design seamlessly blends internet radio into your current home audio setup. Plug it in, turn it on and enjoy a world of music from Grace Digital's family of services including Reciva, iheartradio, CBS Radio, Pandora, Premium SIRIUS Internet radio, Live365, MP3tunes, NOAA, and NPR. Users can also wirelessly stream their personal collection direct from their PC or Mac to their home stereo. The Tuner comes equipped with a full function remote control or download the Grace Digital Audio Remote Control App to control one or more of your Grace Digital internet radios from your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod Touch.
Now shipping, Tuner is available for $219.99 at www.GraceDigitalAudio.com and various retailers throughout the U.S.
"The Tuner Wi-Fi Radio & Media Player is the perfect way to play your favorite music from around the world conveniently through your home stereo," says Grace Digital Audio's Chief Marketing Officer, Greg Fadul. "No need to stream music through a low grade iPhone/iPod dock, small computer speakers, or low quality internet radio. Listen to your favorite stations and music services through the same high quality system you use for all your other home audio needs."
About Grace Digital Audio:
Based in San Diego, California, Grace Digital Audio is a designer and manufacturer of connected home consumer electronic products including, Internet radios, USB archival solutions, media players, wireless speakers and other indoor/outdoor communications products. Grace Digital's family of services includes Pandora Internet Radio, SIRIUS, iheartradio, Live365, NPR, and CBS Radio. Grace Digital Audio sells its products through major retailers, ecommerce sites, dealers and distributors throughout North America. To learn more about Grace Digital products please visit them at www.gracedigitalaudio.com.