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Comment: It has a lot of options but maybe it's trying too hard to be everything to everybody, however, it has its uses. If you do not get a good FM signal and live iin an area with no digital signal for DAB then link it into your Hi-Fi through the RCA outputs and you have through your Wi-Fi a relatively cheap tuner with the addition of an iPod station that you can use for that or any MP3 device payback. you can also stream music from your PC throuhg it onto your Hi-Fi so it has its uses. Forget the alarm, the units speaker etc. Just plug it in the mains and groove.
Good: All in one
Bad: Too many loose ends
Comment: I purchased this unit, because it is supposed to have all the functions you wish for: ipod docking station, FM receiver, DAB radio, WiFi, plays music from your home network and it has an alarm.
Nice features, but when it comes to usability it simply doesn't do what it is supposed to. Too many of the features don't work properly. Here are the things i don't like about the Revo iblik radiostation:
- Clock: Setting clock has to be done manually. It should be working automatically by synching to your network. When you unplug it for any reason, you have to reset everything. The clock has no extra battery or anything.
- Alarm: Doens't go off when you set the function to anything else but the funciton you want your alarm to use to wake you up. e.g. you want the WiFi radio to wake you but you have set it to ipod before going to sleep. It simply doesn't wake you in the morning! And since the clock has no extra battery, you'd have to use a back up alarm, just in case of a power failure over night or anything like that.
- Sleep: function simply doesn't work!
- Remote: you have to point right at the receiver from very close by! you might as well not have it.
- Play music for network: doesn't support 4ma files (apple's itunes). They said it might do so with the next software update...
- Display: too bright to have it on at night. I have to shove the unit under my bed to avoid my room to be too bright at night. It's also not quite as userfriendly as you'd like.
Bottom line: don't buy this unit if you are looking for a combination of all the features. It simply isn't good enough to spent your money on.
Good: Looks OK but that's about it.
Bad: Bad display, mains only, poor reception
Comment: Buying the Radiostation was this year's mistake. I was mainly interested in the wi-fi feature and it’s been a major disappointment. Perhaps the next generation might be worthwhile.
A small radio that has to be plugged into the mains? When you do plug it in you have to set the time all over again (if you ever planned on using it as an alarm) and then you wait and wait for something to listen to?? I should have read the specs more carefully!
Any old second hand portable PC would have been MUCH better. The display is user-hostile, the wi-fi range is pathetic, it's SO slow in locking onto any station and then it drops them as fast as it can.
If you have more than one small room to live in then this item is not for you.
I've gone back to using my trusty wi-fi speaker (half the price!) that picks up from a small transmitter plugged into the PC speaker socket. It has twice the range, much better tone, uses rechargeable batteries and it gives max versatility.
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