Summary: Let me make this clear right away: This clock will NOT remember your wireless security WPA2 password. Sometimes it's because the power went out, sometimes it happens for seemingly no reason at all. One day the alarm just plain didn't go off, because I configured it to use internet radio and it had lost it's connection permanently.
Summary: After spending three hours trying to make a connection by WIFI and downloading firmware and trying various settings I boxed it up and sent it back. I am thinking that there is an ongoing problem with the connectivity with secured networks. It appears about a third of the users are having the same problem.... Not worth the hassle. You have been warned. Will try a Gracie. Then again maybe they all have problems.
Summary: Those who want a portable sound source to play BBC1 or WFMU etc. anywhere near a wireless access point may be satisfied, but I cannot recommend it. The menus are slow and not particularly attractive, but they work. I am willing to forgive shortcomings in the interface as my hope was to set it up as a daily bedside alarm once, then forget about it.
Summary: The Aluratek Internet Radio is just the item to replace those crappy AM/FM Radios in the bedroom or bathroom. While the setup documentation could be a little better, once you get it configured to your Wireless Router, it is a pleasure to use. Sound is surprisingly good and once you get your favorite stations programmed you're all set. If you like "niche" music, you will find what you like on the internet.
Summary: Comparison of Squeezebox Radio and Aluratek Internet Alarm Clock Ease of Installation Both units are easy to install, IF you have experience with networks. If you have to call the Geek Squad to install a new computer on your network, these both may be a challenge for you and you probably should seek assistance. Note the power button for the Aluratek is on the BACK.
The radio is MAGIC again, one of my best electronic buys in a long time
30 December 2009
Summary: I had staid away from buying an internet radio receiver for awhile because a) my experiences on a computer with various software was not that good and b) I thought it simply would repeat that experience or not really deliver would I was hoping for. Given the reviews and price for the Aluratek I decided to give it a try. WOW am I glad that I did. It has been a long time since I have gotten so much pure joy and fun from an electronic purchase.
Anil Mankame "R. Feynman student for life!", Amazon
27 December 2009
Summary: Purchased around this Thanksgiving with free shipping. Was a little bit apprehensive initially and glad to say all have since been addressed or overcome. It really works as described in its ad. Waited a month to explore all its features and test its stability before proceeding to write this review. The sheer variety and number of stations they have out there is mindboggling (~ >13,000 stations). You name your taste and its out there.
Summary: I have a very solid fast WIFI set up in my home. I decided to try this radio, although I was a bit skeptical about connectivity. I received the radio quickly with Amazon's great service (I buy 70% of my needs from Amazon. I highly recommend Prime shipping. Saves a lot of money and hassle ). The manual was well written and setup was easy. I used the suggested settings and all I had to do was enter the WIFI code.
Summary: When I initially received the unit it worked just fine. It is a bit unusual to dig through the menus to make what most of us think of as a simple appliance work as desired, but when there are many features, the user interface becomes more complex. So be it. However, without warning, this unit decided that the radio could not be turned on via the clock alarm setting. Instead of playing the radio station, it plays some little tune stored in it.