San Diego –
added the first Internet radio microsystem to its lineup fresh from an
of its first three tabletop Internet radios with color screens,
Wi-Fi 802.11n, and the Rhapsody and WeatherBug services.
The microsystem is $249-suggested Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System,
which features Internet radio tuner/amplifier and separate two-way speakers. It
lacks AM/FM tuner.
The microsystem has 16-watt Class D amplification, two-way
speakers with 3.5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter, alarm-clock functions, 10
station presets, up to 100 saved favorites, song/artist information display and
remote control with Pandora Internet radio controls.
The microsystem also streams music stored on a networked PC or
Mac, and it connects to other devices via USB and RCA inputs to play back other
music sources. The built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n card connects to any 802.11b/g/n
The system accesses more than 17,000 radio stations, more than 20,000
on-demand programs, and more than 35,000 podcasts. It also streams audio from Pandora,
Sirius XM Internet Radio, CBS Radio, iHeartradio, Live365.com, MP3Tunes, NPR, the
National Weather Service and Rhapsody. The system also accesses the WeatherBug service.