This radio consists of a 10cm cube made of nothing but cuteness. Armour acts on the idea that although they've got thousands of choices on the daily, listeners of internet radio regularly only listen to 2 or 3. Because of this, the Q2 cube allows users to select from their favorite four stations at any one time, programming them in when they turn their Q2 on for the first time by plugging them into a Mac or PC machine. After that, there's no need to ever go back to any more difficulty in using the cube other than charging up the battery.
Of course, if you choose, you can re-connect the Q2 to your computer to add or subtract from your 4 stations if you wish. The Q2 has only 6 controls, and four of them are the stations. Depending on which side of the cube is up, the corresponding station will play. To turn the Q2 on, simply point the front side up - the Q2 will first turn on, then increase volume so long as you're keeping the front pointed up. To turn the volume back down, turn the front downward. To turn the device off, place the front of the device down on the table. First it will mute, then it will go into standby to conserve energy.
One charge should last 8+ hours, and Q2 comes with two cords: the adaptor/charger and the USB cable. Q2 Internet Radio is priced at £90 including vat, and you can buy up a slew over at q2radio.co.uk/. The Q2 comes in five different colors including white, black, lime, pink, and blue. Check out the full press release below:
The World's Easiest To Use Internet Radio
4th November 2010
Armour Home is pleased to announce the launch of the unique 'Q2', the compact 10cm cube that is the world's easiest to use Internet Radio.
Armour's Marketing Director, Kevin Taylor, stated: "Simplicity, complete 100% simplicity, underlines the design concept behind the Q2 Radio. We believe its unique and fun means of operation, as well as its innovative and vibrant style, has the potential to forever change the way people interact with radio"
The internet offers listeners the choice to hear tens of thousands of different radio stations, but in practice nearly everyone sticks to their favourite two or three. The Q2's straightforward, step by step initial set-up application for PC or Mac computers allows consumers to select their four favourite stations. Once this is done, together with the initial charge of the Q2's internal rechargeable battery, then your new, cube shaped Q2 radio is ready for use. Naturally, owners can easily change their four favourite stations by reconnecting the Q2 to their computer.
No Displays, Knobs or Buttons
The Q2 boasts an intuitive and revolutionary user interface, requiring no confusing displays, knobs or buttons in everyday use. Simply turn it on and tilt the front upwards to increase the volume. To decrease volume, just tilt the cube forward. To change to another of your four favourite stations, simply tip the cube onto another of its four sides. To turn it off, just tilt it onto its front, the Q2 at first mutes and then, if not moved for several minutes, goes into standby to conserve its rechargeable battery.
In normal use, a single charge will last in excess of eight hours. Naturally, the Q2 Internet radio is supplied with a mains adaptor/charger and USB connection cable.
The new Q2 is the ultra simple internet radio that everyone can enjoy in every room.
Price, finish and availability:
Available now from its own exclusive website: HYPERLINK "http://www.q2radio.co.uk" www.q2radio.co.uk The Q2 Internet Radio is priced at £90 including vat.
Five different colour varieties are available - White, Black, Lime, Pink and Blue. Each Q2 Internet radio is finished with a 'soft touch' feel with a contrasting high gloss front bezel and matching speaker grille.