Can't say we had the best of times with Grace Digital's Allegro
, but the dawning of a new year means the dawning of a new effort. Three efforts, in this case. Poised for an official unveiling next week at CES, the outfit's new trio of internet radios have all been upgraded with color displays. Up first is the Solo Touch, a $249.99 device with an expansive 4.3-inch touchpanel, bundled remote, Ethernet connection, RCA outputs and a headphone jack. Stepping down a notch, there's the Bravado X ($179.99), which offers a 2.7-inch color display, RCA in / out and a USB connector. Finally, the $169.99 Mondo packs a 3.5-inch color display, a full-on alarm clock (with snooze!) and a USB port of its own. The whole lot can be controlled via a free iPhone app, and they're each capable of tuning into iheartradio, Pandora, Sirius XM, WeatherBug, CBS Radio, MP3Tunes and more. Now, off to Vegas to see if those user interface quirks have been cleared up...
Internet Radio Goes Color with Grace Digital Audio's New Product Line Debuting at CES 2011
For the first time ever Grace Digital Audio will unveil 3 new color screen internet radios, including CES Innovations Honoree the Grace Mondo Internet Radio
San Diego, Calif. - (December 30, 2010) – Grace Digital Audio, a leading brand of Wi-Fi internet radios, announces its new line of color screen internet radios. The Solo Touch, Bravado X, and Mondo internet radios will be unveiled next week at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The entire Grace Digital product line includes internet radio services Pandora, Sirius XM Internet Radio, CBS Radio, iheartradio, Live365.com, MP3Tunes, NPR, National Weather Service, and WeatherBug.
Already known for its wide array of internet radio services and superior audio quality, Grace Digital radios are now equipped with a vivid color screen. The flagship of the new line is Grace's Mondo Internet Radio. Already a CES 2011 Design and Engineering Award Honoree, Mondo is the perfect bedside radio outfitted with a 3.5" TFT color display and an audio quality that can easily make a run for best in its class. The Solo Touch, big brother to Grace's original Solo Wi- Fi Internet Tuner, features a 4.3" touch screen color display. Grace's celebrated Bravado Internet Radio also gets a makeover, with the Bravado X adding a 2.7" TFT color display and high quality stereo speakers.
Solo Touch (GDI-IRTSC12)
Compact tuner provides complete control over the world of internet radio directly on your home stereo
• 4.3" touch screen color display • Remote control, Ethernet connection, RCA out jacks, and headphone
Bravado X (GDI-IRD4500)
Wi-Fi tabletop radio provides powerful sound with a user friendly color display
• 2.7" TFT color display
• Powerful stereo speakers, RCA in/out jacks, USB, and headphone connection
Perfect bedside internet radio with best in class audio and vibrant color display
• 3.5" TFT color display
• Snooze control and full alarm clock function
• Remote control, Ethernet connection, RCA out jacks, and USB connection
The three new color screen radios join Grace Digital's already award-winning line of audio products. "We are excited to start 2011 off with the announcement of 3 new color radios," says Grace Digital Audio's Chief Marketing Officer, Greg Fadul. "In addition to the new eye-catching color screens and superior audio quality, Grace's new radios also feature the best in class content. Grace radios play nearly every AM/FM and HD radio station from around the corner to around the world in pure digital sound with no static or fading. Whether you want to listen to CBS radio, iheartradio, NOOA, Pandora, Sirius, WeatherBug or the 50,000 plus stations from your local station to international you have it all – with Grace."