August 12, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
Back in the day, the family would gather around the radio for an evening of entertainment. Now the family is spread out throughout the house, hoarding their iPods. However, that shouldn’t keep you from basking in the retro of Grace Digital’s Victoria Internet Radio.
On the outside, the Victoria offers up a little blast from the past, in a walnut chassis that’s reminiscent of a 1940’s tabletop radio. Inside, however, it’s quite the modern convenience, providing access to Pandora, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, and 50,000 other preset Internet radio stations and on-demand content.
Built-in Wi-Fi support makes it easy to tap into your home network. Don’t expect olde tyme sound from this unit, however. It’s packing a Class D digital 16 watt RMS amplifier (50 watt peak), which should fill your living room, bedroom, office, or pretty much any other area in need of a little sound.
The Victoria Internet Radio comes with its own remote, which features integrated Pandora controls. If you want to incorporate a bit of modern technology, Grace Digital has a free control app for the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, as well as Android smartphones and tablets.
Check out the complete radio lineup for the Victoria on Grace Digital’s website. Otherwise, expect to lay out a lace doily and $229.99 for this tabletop unit.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.