Wireless Internet Radio

While the world of Internet radio is moving more and more toward the mainstream, it is still far more common to find AM or FM being broadcast inside a home or office.  While analog radio can’t come close to matching the variety and scope of the free radio stations available for streaming over the Internet, consumers are still accustomed to turning a dial to pick up music, news, sports, and talk.

Myine Electronics is looking to change that.  Their Ira Wireless Internet Radio is designed to pick up Internet radio as opposed to analog radio.  For consumers who are hesitant to adapt to new technology to listen to music, the Ira Wireless Internet Radio makes the transition as smooth and painless as possible.  Myine Electronics has worked hard to keep the radio as easy to use as possible; this means that you won’t find it to be overloaded with features that you’ll never use.

One of the most notable features of this wireless radio is that you are no longer required to use a computer to find the online radio stations that interest you.  The initial setup is very simple––the company says that it only takes three minutes to set it up once you take it out of the box.  It can be hooked up to your existing home sound system and has a small footprint: 6″ by 3″ by 2″.

Internet Killed the Terrestrial Radio

Internet radio continues to encroach on the space once occupied by terrestrial radio, reportsRadio World. According to the article “Radio’s Last Fortress Under Siege,” the dramatic growth in deployment and penetration of residential broadband Internet access was largely responsible for this attack. Now, instead of limiting radio listening to the workplace or car, people can listen to it at home. Another reason for this invasion, according to the article, is that Wi-Fi gave Webcasting more freedom in terms of around the house, at work, and other commercial spaces. Now broadband wireless WANs, such as 3G services and devices, have made listening to music online portable for the first time. The final step to making Internet radio completely portable is having it available in the car. The following are some examples of future and current technology that can do just that.

The first invention would be the creation of in-dash hardware units that add wireless broadband capabilities to the car audio system; although both radio professionals and consumers agree that it may take years before this can be developed. The second more practical possibility is using an iPod/Phone dock in the car. In fact, according to the article , the most recent iPhone 3G S makes it easier to listen to Internet radio in the car.

“Thus the Internet radio invasion is now nearly complete, with no broadcast venue spared from its presence. Internet radio now goes wherever broadcast radio goes — and with flat-rate wireless broadband service plans you can listen all day (or until the battery runs out) to any