Tired of Planet Rock, Phil Jupitus on 6 Music and the 17 other national DAB stations? Relief will be at hand this April, when Bush launches the cheapest internet radio we’ve ever seen (pictured above left).
The memorably-named TR2015WIFI should cost less than £100 and will be capable of tuning in to more than 2,500 stations anywhere on the planet. So far, most web radios – such as Philips’ old £200+ Streamiums and the more recent £200 AE Wi-Fi Internet Radio – have required sympathetic bank managers.
Bush isn’t certain which stations the radio will be compatible with, though we’re guessing Shoutcast streams are on the agenda. The cute silver box connects to the wild web via Wi-Fi – please tell us you have a home network by now – and promises to be simple to setup. A refreshing change from all those products that pledge to be a ‘mare to install.
Also new from the Bush design studio is the TR82DAB (above right). As the retro pop pickers amongst you will have guessed, it’s a modern DAB version of the brilliant 1950s’ FM version (yup, the TR82).
Both of these radio debutantes are due in April. Prices are still mighty tentative, but the TR82DAB is likely to be £60 and the TR2015WIFI’s expected to be £100 or lower.