No sooner does DAB establish itself as the radio format of the future, than internet radio begins tapping it on the shoulder and trying to muscle its way past. Once upon a time, DAB was a genuine mainstream proposition as long as internet radio remained tied to PCs and Macs. Those days are over - products like the Noxon look, …
What can I say: The Germans did it again
Not much to add apart from the fact:
It may not be beautiful, but it is functional and works according to this report.
Something the Krauts are better than the Limies: They also have got great ideas, only their implementations usually suck. (I know I'll get flamed for this, but SCNR.
And yes, I am a Kraut, and proud of it too!!! (no I am not one of those idiotic Neo-Nazies).
Just don't mention the War ROFL!
Still some way to go, then. I'll stick with DAB for now thanks.
£250? Methinks not ...
OK, it looks rather nice and TerraTec do make some rather nice music oriented kit, but 250 quid? Do me a favour ...
If you can live without the iPod dock (I can - overpriced fashion accessories really aren't my thing) then Netgear MP101 is a good bet if you want 'net radio/audio streaming. The only downside is that it requires another machine as a media server.
Real Support for BBC??
Any chance the reviewer could tell us whether this supports Real, which the BBC uses for its higher-bitrate services, and which is required for its "Listen Again" service? I presume not - and the Noxon website is terrible - but I'd hope the review covered the bases. It's a great idea but without Real support, it;s a harder sell for UK listeners.
@Real Support for BBC??
BBC supports WMP streams as well now.
I'm not sure which is the lesser evil!