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Slacker Portable Radio
5.0 out of 10

Slacker Portable Radio

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Overall 7

Slacker Portable

PC Magazine
5 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Typically, a player with as many glitches as this one would get a lower rating, but the innovative Slacker Portable does a good job of letting you take customized Internet radio with you, and it helps you learn about your favorite artists and discover new music.
  • Pros: Refreshes music automatically via Wi-Fi. Huge screen for album art, artist bios. Can also store MP3s and WMAs. Ability to ban songs you hate.
  • Cons: Bulky for a PMP. Touchstrip control doesn't work well. Jumpy playback. No video or photo support.
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Overall 8

Review: Slacker Portable

1 February 2008
  • Excerpt: We love interactive streaming radio sites like Pandora that let us create artist-based stations and shape them to our oh-so-refined musical taste by rating songs while listening. These customized channels know us better than we know ourselves. The problem?
  • Pros: Antidote to music collection boredom. Solid construction. Displays artwork and substantial band bios. Remembers Wi-Fi passwords.Free service option, or /month gets you unlimited skipping, no ads, and the ability to save songs. Refreshes via WiFi while charging. Car adapter will eventually refresh...
  • Cons: Quirky touch strip (disable it and use the jog dial). Can only skip 6 songs per hour per station and must listen to ads in free mode. Cached stations don’t leave much room for your own music (500MB, 1.5GB, or 4GB, depending on the model). No touchscreen. Can’t transfer personal content from Macs....
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