Pandora, the smart internet radio service, has already been on standalone (non-computer) devices before, but Livio combines the old man-ness of a radio with the snarky blogger-ness of a thumbs up/thumbs down rating.
The radio itself has a Griffin PowerMate-like knob and a three-line lCD screen. Besides the one speaker, headphone jack, remote (which also has thumbs up/thumbs down), and Ethernet connection, there's not a whole lot to be had.
The downside is that this is Ethernet-only, so you're going to have to drag an Ethernet cable (or use powerline) into your bedroom. We'd rather pay $200 for a wireless version.Sorry, it's wireless as well! [Livio Radio]
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