Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio with Full Motion Tip and Tilt Control - Black
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- No displays, knobs, buttons, switches or dials, simply flip the Q2 Radio to change channels and tilt to adjust the volume
- Q2 Radio has access to more than 15,000 radio stations and podcasts to choose from
- Simple setup on both PC or Mac, and connects easily via your wireless WiFi broadband
- Comes complete with mains adaptor and rechargeable battery which last up to 10 hours, works in every country worldwide
- Soft touch finish with a contrasting high gloss front bezel and matching speaker grille
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What is Wi-Fi Internet Radio?
Internet radio has actually been around since the mid-1990's. You can listen to an internet radio station by visiting the broadcaster's website and listen in to radio station broadcasts from all around the world, and all within easy reach via your desktop or laptop computer. There is usually a link to listen to a live broadcast and sometimes a link to listen to older recorded shows and podcasts. There are now literally well over 10,000 stations and counting, offering content in just about most languages from all over the world, on all subjects and interests and just about all musical types, styles and genres.
While this is great if you are sitting in front of your desktop or laptop computer, it's not really convenient if you just want to check out the world of internet radio but don't want to have to switch on your computer just to listen. Well now you can with the Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio.
The Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio picks up a signal from your wireless connection which is broadcast from your wireless router. A wireless router sends out a wireless or Wi-Fi signal that you would usually use to connect your laptop to the internet without wires. So to listen to Internet Radio over Wi-Fi you will need to make sure you already have a broadband internet connection, a wireless router, and the Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio.
What Makes Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio Different?
Q2's approach to Wi-Fi Internet Radio is different
It's not about bells & whistles it's about simplicity. Results from our research is overwhelmingly clear, that despite the fact we all have access to the many thousands of radio stations and channels to choose from online, we all gravitate to just a handful of our favourite stations in the end! Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio has no buttons or controls and has just 4 presets. To change a channel, just turn the Q2 cube on to one of its sides, 4 sides 4 channels. To raise or lower the volume, just tip the Q2 Radio up or tilt it down.
Q2 Wi-Fi Radio has changed the way in which we access the internet
Like all other Internet Receivers on the market Q2 offers you exactly the same access to choice. For the many thousands of satisfied customers that have already purchased the Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio one thing is coming across loud and clear, you love Q2 Radio; you love its simplicity & style, its cuteness & fun and its performance verses size. And that it's not just about having quick access to the many thousands of podcasts and radio stations from around the world, it's about having quick access to the 4 that you really love.
Q2 has become for many a window to the sounds, music and news from their home towns or country. It connects them with their favourite musical genres from all around the world. It connects them to their preferred faith and religion or sports and news. It opens up a world of traditional and contemporary children's content and so on.
From what we are hearing, it would seem that for many, Q2 has become more than a just an Internet Radio, it's become a companion. So come on and join the Q2 revolution.
1x Q2 WiFi Internet Radio
1x Instruction Manual
1x USB 2.0 Connection Cable
1x 100-240 V AC Mains Adaptor
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Top Customer Reviews
No buttons means its impossible for the fumble fingered to mess up the setup. Getting the volume right is an acquired skill but it does not detract from the overall experience. All the regional German info stations seem to be available so top marks for that.
This product currently at £56 delivered by Amazon is a absolute bargain and wonderful gift. Quality design and construction has gone into this. I hope there's no chance of this model being discontinued.
Also it is a very rare thing: A battery powered internet radio that works in practice. I got over 4 hours continuous play before the LED started blinking to warn it needed a recharge. Pure make a rechargeable Internet radio but it costs an arm/leg for the battery pack bringing total price to £130 on their cheapest offering.
Here are the tips:
- Sound quality: Some reviews say it's bass light, others say plenty of bass, why? Easy, if you want some bass, place in an alcove or corner. Mind you, even on table top the sound is musical on music and very clear on speech.
- Connectivity: My model is fine using WPA. I have a WiFi repeater that broadcasts the same SSID on the same channel for the garden. Sometimes the Q2 will disconnect when moving from the house to the garden zones or back. Solved by switching the Q2 off & on again and waiting a bit.
A real weakness in concept is that you need to have a Windows or Mac computer (remember those?) located at home to do the setup. This Q2 could be upgraded in firmware (in theory) so that at least the 4-station preset list could be changed via a Q2 server that you login to. Probably.
Q2 must have some great designers and makers behind the scenes.Read more ›
I contacted the manufacturer after first having problems when I first bought it. They told me it wasn't the radio but my WiFi. I was using a BT Home Hub 2 and successfully streaming content to my Android phone (8 Tracks, iPlayer), Android Pad, XBox (Lovefilm, iplayer, 4OD etc) and my laptop. They streamed content, including HD content without any kind of an issue. I used WiFi analyser to establish the signal strength was OK, the channel was strong and there was no interference on the channel from nearby routers.
I eventually went to BT and said I thought there could be any issue with my router so last week they sent me out a new Home Hub 3 with the improved WiFi and smart channel. I have tried it on auto and every single manual channel and still the Q2 drops the signal at every opportunity. My other devices are working perfectly yet the manufacturer cannot seem to accept that if I can stream a High Definition video in real time without any breaks then I should be able to stream a radio program that probably uses 100th of the bandwidth.
I have asked for a replacement from the manufacturer, so far no response to my request.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
But why would you want one??? Very limited (needs Wi-fi) 4 stations without resorting to a computer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by oldbaz
I love this little radio. Once connected to WiFi it can be programmed with 4 channels at a time from 1000s . The sound is top class. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. Mark Dowden
I love my blue cube, it was a bit confusing at first trying to download the radio stations I wanted but I got the hang of it after a couple of hours!!!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alex
I love this radio. Great quality product and so easy to use - constant music in my house now!Published 4 months ago by ETJ
Occasional bugs with internet but otherwise works great and I use it all the time. The PC interface is a bit clunky and could be greatly improved but as long as you know what... Read morePublished 7 months ago by GUERIN