What do you get when you combine a wireless Internet connection, handy access to a power source, and over 11,000 different free Internet radio stations? The Livio Radio featuring Pandora.
This little box truly takes your music experience to an entirely new level. It goes way beyond a mere wireless radio, and seamlessly integrates a shit-ton of musical choice with wireless technology. And if that isn’t cool enough, the Livio Radio, through Pandora and the Music Genome Project (that one’s worth a Wiki), gives you the ability to create your own radio stations based on what you like and what you don’t. You just enter in the name of the artist or the song that you’re digging on, and it automatically takes care of the rest. You can even use the thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons on the radio to rate the songs that it plays.
The Livio is easy to set up, too. Right out of the box you just plug it in, and it detects the available wireless networks in the area. Select the one you want and connect. You can also sync it up with your existing Pandora account so that it will have access to the stations that you’ve already created.
It gives you all of the benefits of Internet radio without having to be tethered to your computer or cell phone. It also sports an easy-to-use dial and menu interface that makes navigating the menus and setting up your stations a cinch and it’s sweet retro look will add a bit of Don Draper to your desktop. Oh yeah, and the thing actually sounds good. If the product developers are listening: batteries would have been a nice option.