Friday, July 13, 2007

Freecom MusicPal

I've been waiting to see Internet household items, like this radio, to appear.


Freecom MusicPal is a wireless digital Internet radio and MP3 player.

Features:
• Wireless digital internet radio and MP3 player
• Plays internet radio without the use of a computer
• Streams MP3 music from your computer or network
• Installs in seconds, easy to set up
• Supports over 5,000 radio stations
• Supports MP3 and WAV
• Alarm clock functionality
• Live RSS feeds / Blog feeds in display
• Built-in speaker and WLAN antenna
• Stereo audio out to connect to HiFi/Amplifier set
• Line out to connect to headphones or active speakers

One of the features not listed, is it runs on a Linux 2.6 kernel.

It runs 129.00 EU (about 187$ CAD). Preorders are available now, it ships in August.

More info and pictures are available here.

2 Comments:

Paul Webster said...

There is no need to wait for such a device ... there have been quite a few released. See http://www.reciva.com for models based on their implementation (also running Linux). First shipments were early 2006 I think.
In Feb 2007 they reported over 50,000 units shipped.

FireBelcher said...

Hey Paul,

Thanks for the information.

Yeah, your right.. there are a couple of nice devices there!

Now when's the internet toaster going to become main stream ;-)