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Q2 Internet Radio 

At a recent one evening exhibition to show off new products I saw much of the same that I saw last year however there were a couple of interesting items and this cube is perhaps the star of the show its ingenious.

Q2 Cube Wireless Internet Radio
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Often the opening sentence says it all however I doubt anyone has the faintest idea of what this cube does from what is written above, however if you stop reading now I can guarantee it will be you who will be the loser.

This is a truly innovative Internet radio.

The First of its kind that I have seen.

Simple in operation, it does one thing, its brilliant.

It is a 10cm cube available in many colours.

The only connections are on the back a mini USB to charge it. A 3.5mm plug should you wish to connect headphones or earbuds and a simple on/off slider.

So how you may ask can you control it and how do you change stations. The answer is so simple you wonder why no one has thought of it before, but then most brilliant ideas are so simple that ‘why has no one thought of this …..’

Looking at the face of the unit there is the grill covering the speaker, if you look at the top it has a single ‘I’ on it, rotate it 90degrees clockwise and you will find ‘II’, rotate again ‘III’ and again ‘IIII’ that is how you change stations.

Should the pre set volume level be too high tilt the unit forward a little and the volume decrease, tilt it back and it increases. Those are the controls no remote control to lose and the sound quality is superb for a small unit.

There is a small booklet in seven languages with one statement per page in each of the languages, by the time you get to step/page ten you should be up and running.

Firstly you go to the website named and download a small piece of software this is a link to the application that works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac 10.5/10.6, switch on the radio, connect the supplied mini USB to USB lead. Follow the on screen instructions and drag your routers identity from the list on the left to the area on the right, enter the code for your wireless router, now double click on the list of radio stations from around the world and select the four you want to use by Genre or Country, once you have dragged them to the right side disconnect the lead and start listening.

The stated life between charges is up to thirty hours use, the unit has an LED bottom left that flashes red until the connection is made, there is another top right that flashes orange when the battery is becoming low and needs charging.

You can reconnect the lead at any time to change the stations you want to store in its memory or even to change the wireless router, either is just a question of clicking on the red ‘X’ under the station or router name to remove it and then selecting another to replace the removed item.

Such a simple easy to use idea ‘why has ….’ Oh I have said that before more than once. The Q2 Cube Internet Radio is a brilliant easy to use item; it is certainly worth the rarely awarded 5x5 award.

The Q2 Internet Radio Cube is available from the link below is Green, Black, Pink, White or Blue at £89.99 from the link below this includes free delivery.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004JIOP9Q?ie=UTF8&tag=gadge0a-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634

http://www.q2rad.io This link has demonstrations and much more information.

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