And the future of music is… radio

The Roku Soundbridge is one of our favourite products of the year, freeing the MP3 music on our PCs and Macs so that we can stream it effortlessly to

The Roku Soundbridge is one of our favourite products of the year, freeing the MP3 music on our PCs and Macs so that we can stream it effortlessly to our hi-fi. Now it's just got better, with the addition of speakers and a little dash of retro technology: all hail the Soundbridge Radio!

What we particularly like about this little device is that it provides AM and FM as a back-up to internet radio and MP3 playback. Which means you'd have to be in a particularly picky mood not to find exactly the soundtrack you're after.

Just like its older brother, the Soundbridge Radio is will find any versions of iTunes or Windows Media Player on the local Wi-Fi network, and allow you to stream music from them without having to worry about extra software or networking shenanigans. It'll even play copy-protected Windows Media files rented from Napster or its rivals, and offers internet radio even when your PC is off.

The SoundBridge Radio will be available in the UK in November priced £300. We'll post a review as soon as we get our grubby mitts on one – for now, you can find out more - and even pre-order - at www.rokulabs.co.uk.