Illustration for article titled Livio Radio Standalone Delivers Pandora Radio, Complete With Thumbs Ratings

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.

Illustration for article titled Livio Radio Standalone Delivers Pandora Radio, Complete With Thumbs Ratings
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Illustration for article titled Livio Radio Standalone Delivers Pandora Radio, Complete With Thumbs Ratings
Illustration for article titled Livio Radio Standalone Delivers Pandora Radio, Complete With Thumbs Ratings
Illustration for article titled Livio Radio Standalone Delivers Pandora Radio, Complete With Thumbs Ratings

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.

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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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