You’re spoiled for choice at the moment if you’re shopping for an internet radio, and if you’ve found the current designs on offer too staid then perhaps Satechi will grab your attention. Their INSP3 WiFi radio has a distinctive barrel design, but more importantly can stream music from both internet stations and from any UPnP network device.
Either WiFi b/g or wired ethernet is used to get onto the network, and the INSP3 can be used without a PC or Mac turned on. The compact (dare we say cheap-looking) remote is used to navigate both internet radio and local streaming content, with twin 8W stereo speakers and both line-in/line-out connections for plugging in a PMP and headphones.
Lifting the Satechi INSP3 above the rest of the internet radio crowd is its supported file type roster, which includes AAC, AIFF, AU, M4A, MP3, OGG, Real Audio, WAV and WMA (non-DRM). There’s also an alarm clock and timer, and twenty presets for commonly-accessed channels. It’s available now, priced at $99.99.