Summary: Internet radios are just not as user friendly as the AM/FM radios that we're accustomed to. This Grace radio is no exception. Having said that, if you take time to read the directions and take time to set up the radio, you'll be pleased with the results. Sound quality is very good for a radio this size. Don't plan on using it as your bedside clock radio though. The numerals are too small and there are too many steps to set up your sleep timer and to dim the display.
Summary: Needed an Internet radio and this is a good one. Has all the features you would expect (IHeartRadio and so on). The sound is very good. I was surprised by how good the audio is. Set up is easy. The manual is more than adequate to get you going. I have had no trouble connecting to my wireless access point. It has never lost connection, although if it did I am sure it would reestablish itself. And I use the alarm feature to wake up in the morning. That works perfectly.
Summary: This is a great internet radio. Very easy to set up, took less than 5 minutes to get connected and easy to find and set stations using the search feature. You can set the backlight at several levels so you won't disturb anyone at night. The sound is very good and clear for a table top radio. Great overall features. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for an internet radio.
Summary: Couldn't have been worse. Never worked. I'm returning it. I had great wifi reception, but never found a station. The controls didn't work. For example, the on/off button didn't work, so I had to plug and unplug to turn it on. The Shift button stayed on all the time, even when I didn't want shift. The controller knob, which does all the work, didn't scroll through the items, so I could make no control selections.
Summary: The Grace Digital Radio is a neat device if you have the need for an external device to play internet radio for you. However in retrospect, I could have used an app on my phone as an internet radio alarm clock. Also the software is glitchy and it will not perform a firmware update.
Summary: I needed to call Grace twice, because the instructions with the product weren't getting me where I wanted to go. But, Grace has excellent customer service, and I was fortunate to contact the same customer service rep on both my calls; so, I didn't have to repeat my history. Walmart had a great price for the product and delivered when promised. I would buy Grace again and shop on-line thru Walmart again, as well.
Summary: An Internet savvy person can program this radio to give the non-computer user access to Pandora, Live365, and timeshifting of Talk Radio programs. BUT I think it would be difficult to for the non-computer person to use this radio to it's full potential. My elderly relative had not heard the music of her youth in many years. After it was set up for her, she was pleasantly surprised that so much music from the 40's and 50's was readily available.
Summary: Very difficult to connect to a network, and once connected, will not stay connected more than 10 minutes before error pops up. All other devices at my home are trouble free. Never a network issue. Also the download for new firmware failed on three attempts. Returned after 8 days of frustration. Good sound quality. Bad network connectivity ability. Tried at office and home. Same result.
Summary: I didn't know about internet radios until I saw a tip on Pandora. I would have to close out Pandora on my laptop, if I wanted to surf the net or check email. Now, music plays in the background all day whether I'm on the computer or not. I love the variety of music available to me, depending on my mood. The sound is better than on my laptop, and I'm so glad I became aware of this technology at a very reasonable price.