A Buyer's Guide to Wi-Fi Internet Radio Receivers

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Aluratek Internet Radio Alarm Clock with Built-in Wi-Fi

Aluratek Wi-Fi Internet Radio
Aluratek Wi-Fi Internet Radio. Photo Credit: © Aluratek

This Wi-Fi radio connects to either a wireless or wired internet connection to access 11,000 radio stations. The Aluratek includes a built-in FM tuner, access MP3, WMA, WAV from a USB flash drive, alarm clock with 2 programmable alarms, and integrated amplifier.

MSRP: $159.99

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COM ONE Phoenix Wi-Fi Radio

Phoenix Wi-Fi Radio from Com One
Phoenix Wi-Fi Radio from Com One. Photo Credit: © Com One

The Phoenix requires a Wi-Fi gateway or wireless router and features a preloaded menu listing audio by genre, country, state, and city, online radio stations programmable online via drag-and-drop database, alarm clock with snooze and sleep functions, eight preset radio station buttons and search mode, and integrated stereo speakers. It also allows the user to listen to MP3, ASF, WMA, PCM/WAV, Real Audio MSRP

MSRP: $249.00

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IntelliTouch Grace Wi-Fi Radio

IntelliTouch Grace Wi-Fi Radio
IntelliTouch Grace Wi-Fi Radio. Photo Credit: © IntelliTouch

The IntelliTouch streams Internet Radio in conjunction with your Wi-Fi router, is Pandora-compatible, and plays MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, and AIFF files.

MSRP: $199.00

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Roku R1000 SoundBridge Radio Wi-Fi Music System

Roku R1000 SoundBridge Wi-Fi Radio
Roku R1000 SoundBridge Wi-Fi Radio. Photo Credit: © Roku

As with other radios in this class, the Roku only requires a router and broadband connection. It also features AM/FM, plays any music stored on your computer, dual alarms, easy-to-read display, SD memory card slot, stereo speakers, and lets you search your MP3 collection.

MSRP: $329.00

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Sangean WFR-20 Wi-Fi Radio

Sangean WFR-20 Wi-Fi Internet Radio
Sangean WFR-20 Wi-Fi Internet Radio. Photo Credit: © Sangean

The Sangean product boasts access to 6,000 Internet stations, plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Real Audio and AU files, has 12 station presets, 4 alarm timers, a sleep timer, easy-to-read display, and remote control.

MSRP: $290.00

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cubo elements WiFi Internet Radio by Sonoro
cubo elements WiFi Internet Radio by Sonoro. Photo Credit: © Sonoro

the cubo is an Internet and FM radio that offers access to over 13,000 Internet radio stations. Users can search by genre, such as "Jazz" or "Hip-hop" or by geography, such as "Argentina" or "Japan". The radio streams music from any WiFi network in the home of office.

Available through Saks and other retailers for about $399.00

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Sonos Multi-Room Music System (BU150)

Sonos Multi-Room Music System (BU150)
Sonos Multi-Room Music System (BU150). Photo Credit: © SONOS

The Sonos wireless multi-room music system offers both subscription-based services (Napster, Rhapsody and SIRIUS) and free music services like Last.fm, Pandora and Sonos Radio. (Direct Link)

All of these services stream music directly from the Internet.

Sonos’ Radio guide, powered by RadioTime, lets you tune in to more than 15,000 free Internet radio stations.

MSRP: $999.00

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Acoustic Research Infinite ARIR200 Wi-Fi Internet Radio

Acoustic Research Infinite Wi-Fi ARIR200 Internet Radio
Acoustic Research Infinite Wi-Fi ARIR200 Internet Radio. Photo Credit: © Acoustic Research

Listen to Slacker radio, Internet radio, MP3tunes, AM/FM radio stations, weather forecasts from WeatherBug and music stored on the internal memory or a USB device.

  • 24 presets
  • Free instant weather updates with continuous emergency weather alerts and instant text-to-speech conversion from six synthesized voices
  • Built-in memory to record live radio for up to 10 hours (AM, FM, or Internet source
  • Stereo speakers
  • Clock radio and alarm clock functionality, including adjustable sleep options and the ability to wake up to multiple audio sources
  • Bright and adjustable LCD that shows five lines of text

Price: $129.99 MSRP

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Grace Wireless Internet Radio

Grace Wireless Internet Radio
Grace Wireless Internet Radio. Photo Credit: © Grace Digital Audio

Listen directly from your wireless router without your PC or MAC

Includes free Pandora streaming.

Supports Real Audio, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC and AIFF formats

MSRP: $199.00

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Ira Wireless Internet Radio

Ira Wireless Internet Radio from Myine Electronics
Ira Wireless Internet Radio from Myine Electronics. Photo Credit: © Myine Electronics

Myine Electronics, makers of the Ira Wireless Internet Radio, are very excited about their product because as they told me: "The best thing about this product is that it eliminates the hassle and confusion that comes from some consumer electronics. So many products have too many features to count, which can make it difficult to set up and operate. "

The Ira Wireless Internet Radio brings thousands of Internet stations to the user, you can hook it up to any sound system and it's compact: 2x6x3.

Users can filter by location or genre to find Internet radio stations and you don't need a computer as part of the procedure.

It's easy to get up and going: the company says it has a 3-minute first-time auto setup.

Suggested retail price is $149.99.