Grace Digital Audio is shipping a Wi-Fi Internet tabletop radio featuring Pandora. The company calls this “the first and only tabletop radio that incorporates the same features that Pandora listeners use on computers and smart phones.”
Model GDI-IR2550p allows one-button access to the thumbs up/down song selection and play/pause functions. Listeners can skip, play, pause and bookmark songs from the remote or front-control panel. The unit retails for around $170.
Grace promotes Pandora and its access to radio stations, podcasts and on-demand content including NPR/NPR on-demand, Fox News, CNN, BBC, CBS, iheartradio, NOAA Weather Reports, Live365, KROQ and Sirius Premium Internet radio.
In the announcement, Grace Digital’s Greg Fadul is quoted saying, “In the transition of bringing Pandora radio from the computer to the tabletop, most Internet radios lose the simple functions that the computer provided.” He said this model reflects simple functions of Pandora that are available on the computer.