Great-sounding WiFi clock radio draws from a variety of sound sources
Consumer Electronics Net
4 November 2006
Excerpt: The Roku SoundBridge Radio WiFi music system ($400) is much more than just a clock radio. Besides receiving FM and AM broadcasts, it also has WiFi capability. If you have a wireless network, the SoundBridge radio can access music files on any Mac or PC connected to the network. It can also play Internet radio stations, waking you up in the morning with your choice of sound source and dual alarms, too. It does all that with tremendous sound quality.
Conclusion: The last time we had some Roku kit we were mighty impressed, now we have their internet radio offering the R1000. With the ability to join your WiFi network and stream radio and Podcasts from around the world it looks promising.
Excerpt: There are several versions of the cylinder-shaped SoundBridge. They differ mainly in the number of lines on the display and the placement of the inputs. The M1000, reviewed here, has a two-line display. Jacks are in the back, though in other versions, they are beneath the removable end-caps at the sides. The M1000 is 10 inches long and 2.5 around with a bright aqua-colored fluorescent display that measures 5.5 inches wide by 1 high.
Summary: Roku was one of the first makers to realise that network music players should not only work but also look the part, and the neat-looking M1000 continues the company’s fine traditions. This unit, like the Philips and Slim Devices, hooks into your stereo amp and (refreshingly) doesn’t cart along a barrow load of proprietary software – yes, the sluttish little Roku will jump into bed with practically any old software, be it iTunes or PlaysForSure, and gaily wears the...
Conclusion: Le récepteur audionumérique signé Roku a presque tout pour lui. Particulièrement bien conçu, efficace, il jouera parfaitement son rôle de diffuseur à condition de faire l’impasse sur la musique achetée sur iTunes Music Store.