The Bottom Line
- Extremely easy software installation
- Tuner also plays mp3 files and CDs
- Lightweight and easy to transport
- Tuner footprint is small - doesn't take up too much room
- Audio fidelity is average for a portable unit
- It would be nice if the transmitter was a little smaller (or taller and less wide)
- The software should include a built-in Internet Radio directory like similar software-only products
- Wireless Internet Radio anywhere in your home.
- Access to all your other media (mp3 files and CDs).
- Lightweight portability.
- Easy installation.
- Priced at about $150 dollars.
- Works with Windows 98SE and up.
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The software which comes with the unit installs easily and is fairly intuitive. From your computer you can control which media you want to listen to, adjust volume, tune to stations, and build a customized list of Internet Radio stations for your listening.
It's simple to setup: plug in the base unit (wireless transmitter) using a USB port. Turn on the portable SONO tuner and install the software. Your unit will be operating in just moments.
The range was equivalent to my wireless broadband router and I was able to listen to the SONO on the opporsite side of my home with no problem.
Other features include: an FM tuner, FM Autotune, Data channel (USA & Europe) large blue backlight display on both portable unit and software, and 6 presets.
If you're a fan of streaming Internet Radio but also enjoy your other media, investing in SONO will give you the flexibility to listen to any of them, anywhere around the home.