By Lisa Johnston
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Roku reduced the suggested retails of its Internet-connected SoundBridge Radio to $299 from $399 and its SoundBridge M1001 networked music player to $149 from $199.
The SoundBridge Radio is a Wi-Fi-equipped clock radio that wakes consumers by playing Internet radio stations or networked-PC music files. Unveiled in 2005, it was the company's first networked music player with built-in amplification, speakers, AM/FM tuner, memory card slot and alarm clock. It features Ethernet port and built-in wireless 802.11b to stream radio stations through a networked broadband modem and stream music files residing on a networked PC.
The SoundBridge M1001 is a Wi-Fi-connected music client that streams music to a connected audio system from a WiFi-equipped PC in another room The 10-inch-wide component features a 280- by 16-pixel display for up to two lines of text. It also enables users to stream Internet radio stations without turning on the PC.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.