Boca Raton, Fla.– The portable, pocket-size six-transistor AM radio of the early 1960s has evolved into a Wi-Fi-equipped Internet radio.
Under its Epoq Multimedia brand, Paradigm Shift plans end-of-May availability of its $149-suggested EIR-PW01, dubbed the world's first pocket-sized Internet radio. Via Wi-Fi, it accesses more than 12,000 internet
radio stations. It also feature FM tuner, 1500mAh lithium-ion battery with up to 10 hours of listening time, a stereo minijack output, and a built-in mono speaker. The device uses a scroll wheel to access station presets, search for stations by genres, and perform other functions. Its battery can be recharged by standard USB connection or AC adapter.
The company also plans additional WiFi radio shortly after the first model ships. They’ll include a tabletop unit and a handheld AA-battery-powered model, the company said. The company is also in discussion with Internet music services, free and subscription-based, to include access to their services.
The device will be available in white, pastel blue, pastel periwinkle, black and silver case colors. All will be available online at Amazon.com and www.gadgetcraver.com. The supplier is looking for other online and brick and mortar retailers.
Epoq also markets unlocked GSM cellphones, TVs, and portable media players (PMPs).