Looking for "streaming clock radio"?

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  1. joekapahulu

    joekapahulu Active Member

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    I'm looking for the equivalent of a stereo clock radio that has WiFi and a receuver capability so I can stream music off the internet. It also should have clock radio functions like alarms, sleep timer, etc. I cant believe this doesnt exist but have had no luck in searching for it.
    Anyone seen or have one of these?
     
  2. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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  3. drew_t

    drew_t Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Amazon Echo Show.

    Google is supposed to have a similar unit coming to market in the near future.
     
  4. savatage1973

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    I don't know what the current offerings are for the most recent versions of the Bose Wave Radio series of products, but I'd hit up the Bose website.
     
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    E.Auer Well-Known Member

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    That Aluratek from Amazon does look cool.

    Eric
     
  6. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Those things are huge.
     
  7. chicks

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    Amazon Echo has all sorts of alarms. No physical clock face, but there's a new version coming soon that has a small round screen. If you need one that sounds WAY better, get a Sonos One.
     
  8. KeninDC

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    Sangean WR-22 is an option. No wi-fi, per se. But it has Bluetooth, USB input, AM/FM, alarms... I have this in black/walnut. Great sound. Remote. Excellent reception. I hook my iPhone and Macbook to it (they have wi-fi).

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  10. woofmytweets

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    i have a google home mini. it does all you want, but doesn't have a display, you command it by voice.
    "what time is it?"
    "set an alarm for tomorrow at 7am"
    "play supertramp"

    etc. $79 Canadian Dollars. does not have bluetooth, it streams media from the google play store (where you can upload your own music), some other sources, not sure about which, i use free google play
     
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  12. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

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    If you already have a good sounding radio with an aux in, just get a Dot to stream from thousands of sources via voice command.

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  13. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Echo dots are on the Aux inputs of all my vintage receivers and upstairs I have a tiny class D Orb Audio amp hooked up to a pair of thrift store bookshelf JBL speakers that sounds great. But it's also big (bookshelf speakers won't fit on a nightstand).
     
  14. uofmtiger

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    The Dot is $10 off today if you want to go that route. The upcoming Echo Spot ($129) has a screen and line out/ Bluetooth, so you can pair it (like the Dot) with a lot of different radios and speakers. As someone mentioned, I use my iPhone on a stand and it gets the job done.
     
  15. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    Some of these companies should build Chromecast into their units. I'm sure it could be licensed cheaply enough. So long as a clock radio has WiFi access, it would be ideal. I would even be open to a clock radio that had an auxiliary input, so I could plug a Chromecast Audio into it.

    Bluetooth is still a flaky technology IMHO--it works whenever it's in the mood to work, and some are more reliable than others. That said, the condo I stayed at in Breckenridge had a clock radio with Bluetooth, and I was able to connect to it with no problem and stream Pandora during the evening hours.
     
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  16. Mamrak1

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    You might look at the Grace Digital (Mondo) Radio. It is an alarm clock that picks up internet radio plus Pandora. It has a color screen as well. Priced around $160.
     
  17. Wildcat

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    The Mondo+ also has Chromecast built in. Way outside my gifting budget this year, but I've bookmarked it for future reference. ;)
     
  18. Dingman

    Dingman Do you know where your towel is?

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    Cheaper solution,
    Basically any alarm clock with an aux input and then a CC Audio.
    Done.
    Oh, but that doesn't have bluetooth - heh, so your clock radio with BT and aux input.
     

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