TerraTec Noxon iRadio Cube Review

Audio/Others by jmke @ 2008-12-22

We take a closer look at the small Noxon iRadio Cube which allows you to stream music straight from the web over its integrated wireless network connection. The iRadio Cube also features a classic FM antenna and the unit can be used as an alarm clock, waking up to your favorite tunes.

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Intro, Specs & In the Box


Almost one year ago we tested Terratec’s NOXON iRadio music player. This year they’re releasing a new product with increased cuteness and functionality factor.

The Noxon iRadio Cube is a more potent, yet more compact player that the previous iRadio. While it’s about half the size of the old one, it now comes with 2.1 speaker configuration, compared to the one speaker setup before. Feature wise a new “oldskool” FM radio antenna is now included and the Cube can be used as wake-up radio as it comes with a big snooze button on top.

The feature list of the previous iRadio was far from small, able to stream music from the internet as its mean function, but also from a local media server which could be set up easily with the included software CD.

Inside the Box & Specifications

The iRadio Cube comes in a rather large box for such a small device, a lot of padding to prevent damage during transport:

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Inside you’ll find the following goodies:

* WLAN- and FM (Y)-Antenne
* Power Supply 12V / 2A
* Remote control (with batteries)
* Software CD
* Manual
* Quick Start Guide

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And here’s the impressive feature list:

* IEEE 802.11b / g
* IEEE 802.3, IEEE-802.3u
* UPnP
* Microsoft Windows Media DRM10

* 54 Mbit/s (WLAN)
* 10/100 Mbit/s (Ethernet)

Network Security
* WEP encryption (64/128 bit key support)
* WPA / WPA2 encryption

* Wireless Access Point (WLAN)
* Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN)

File Formats
* Internet radio (streaming MP3, MMS)
* MP3 (up to 320 kBit/s, CBR/VBR)
* WMA-9 (up to 320 kBit/s) unprotected and Windows Media DRM10 protected
* ID3 V1.0 / V2.0
* AAC+
* M3U

* Ethernet RJ-45
* WLAN antenna
* FM antenna
* Line Out (3.5mm Jack - plug)
* Power Supply

Internal Speaker
* 2.1 Stereo Sound (2x4W and 1x8W)

* UPnP Musicserver Software for PC and Mac
* Update- and configuration tool

Almost all popular audio formats are supported by the iRadio Cube, even DRM protected Windows Media files you can play from this device, straight from your Windows Media Player. It correctly readers ID3 tag info from all your MP3 files, you can create playlists in Winamp which the iRadio can use and so on…

Let’s take a closer look the device now ->
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