December 09, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Is the world crying out for more stand-alone web radios? We just saw the Sanyo R227 yesterday. Now Tivoli says they are finally releasing the NetWorks line.
NetWorks is a stand-alone device, which uses Wi-Fi to tune into free web radio without the need for a computer. There isn’t much of a difference between this and the Sanyo unit, except Tivoli says you can store a whopping 200 stations. It can also stream non-DRM music from your PC.
Also, the Tivoli unit has some classy wood craftsmanship. However, that will cost you a cool $600, which sort of takes the fun out of the whole “free radio” thing. Tivoli also says that FM and DAB versions cost a little more. Each of the systems is “automatically upgradeable,” and that doesn’t include the possibilities of adding a CD player or subwoofer.
The NetWorks line is available now in cherry, walnut or wenge.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.