One of the problems we've had with internet radios in the past is that it can be pretty overwhelming trying to sift through the many thousands of stations on offer, meaning we tend to stick to the same old channels. Sometimes, we even find ourselves missing the analog days of spinning an FM dial. Sagemcom's new RM50 internet radio claims to fix all that, with a "Smart Random" button that automatically picks a different channel for you based on the type of stations you listen to most often.
So, we're guessing that if you spend your days tuned to salsa, you'll get another interesting salsa station to try; perhaps a Chinese one or a Turkish one instead. There's also an FM radio, just in case you're feeling nostalgic, an alarm clock and a simple equalizer.
Sagemcom throw a remote control into the mixture, and there's WPS for easy setup with your WiFi network. It'll land in the UK sometime this month, priced at £99 ($156).
SAGEMCOM INTRODUCES NEW INTERNET RADIO
Chertsey, UK 25th October 2010: Sagemcom today announced its elegant Sagemcom RM50 radio. With its highly visual black design, the Sagemcom RM50 radio makes accessing more than 13,000 Internet radio stations around the world, as well as conventional FM stations, extremely easy.
For the last few years Sagemcom has been guiding customers through the Digital Switch Over, providing customers with digital TV services via its Freeview and Freesat set top box range. Now, building upon its reputation it is addressing digital audio around the home with the launch of its new Sagemcom RM50 radio.
Just like analogue TV, analogue radio is being replaced by DAB and IP alternatives and Sagemcom is aiding customers to make the transition smoothly and easily. The RM50 is a feature packed, smartly designed product that will enable great digital audio enjoyment.
This RM50 offers a great listening experience thanks to its ‘air-proof’ design which prevents audio scattering and delivers a big sound from a very compact unit. Using the control keys located under the LCD display or the remote control, browsing for your favourite, or finding new stations is simple. With the world’s radio stations at your finger tips the RM50 allows you to search for stations by theme, by name, by genre or by region.
It’s easy to find the type of stations that you like. The “Smart Random” function gives the listener the possibility of random access to other radio stations of the same genre as those most frequently listened to - aswell as alarm clock functions and an intuitive equaliser.
The RM50 has WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) protection to obtain secure connections to WiFi Internet access points and has a stand-by ‘low power consumption’ mode making it a secure and green audio option.
The compact and extremely sophisticated radio has a highly competitive price, making it ideal for everyone looking for an internet radio solution that is easy to use and will easily fit in with their home décor.
Recommended price £99 including VAT
Available: October 2010, available from Amazon