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Sony Dash available for order at Amazon

A good fit for an Internet Radio device, but capable of much more is Sony Dash. Announced this year at CES show in Las Vegas, at the first look, Sony Dash looks like a regular Photo Frame. Once you turn it on, this little device proves itself worthy, sporting  a 7″ touch screen display, access to popular services as CBS video,  NETFLIX and Pandora, and, most important, due to a partnership with Chumby, access to over 1500 internet applications covering everything from News, Photos, Weather, Radio, Social and even Spirituality related widgets. The device includes WiFi access as well, together with something less often found in this class, an accelerometer that will orient the screen automatically between portrait and landscape, depending on how you position the device.

  • Features:
  • 1500+ apps available to deliver weather, traffic, social networking, movies, music and more
  • 7-inch touchscreen with gesture support and WVGA (800×480) pixel resolution
  • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi to easily connect to your wireless home network
  • 500Mhz processor with 32kB I/D L2 cache; 256 MB, 667MHz DDR2 DRAM

What is an Internet Radio and why you (might) need one

I suppose I am old fashion, but I like to listen to radio, I always did. I still remember being a kid and listen in the dark at Radio Free Europe with my family when the electricity was cut of by the government to save money. But that was a different country and different life. The nostalgia remained though. So I looked around on the internet to buy a radio that would receive international stations (I already have a Sony World Band Receiver ICF_SW7600GR – who the heck comes up with these names?) which is a very good receiver in its own right, but the reception sucks in my city and anyway, there are very few foreign radio stations that broadcast strong enough to receive them in SOCAL.

Simply put, an Internet Radio devices is a device that allows you to listed to over 12,000 radio stations currently streaming on the Internet. Whether you like to listen to international radio stations, or just radio stations from a different city, you are living in a place where the radio reception sucks or just want to have a device that can provide you with endless choices, the products listed on this page should offer you a starting point in choosing the right device for you. Currently, the best offer  I had found is the Aluratek AIREC01F WiFi Internet Radio Home Theater version on sale for just $49 at Amazon.