Introducing Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio

I've been living in the US for almost 18 years now.  I have American citizenship and American kids, but a part of me will always be Filipino, and I will always have a special place in my heart for the land of my birth -- the people, the food, the music, everything.  Fortunately, it's not too difficult to get my Filipino fix in the SF Bay Area -- with the large Filipino community in Daly City, good Filipino food is just a 30 minute drive away.

And now, good Filipino music is just a flick of a switch away, with the Q2 wi-fi radio.  It's a little four-inch cube that connects to your wireless network and lets you listen to any internet-based radio station in the world!  That's right, you can listen to your favorite local, national or international radio stations or podcasts.

The Q2 is so easy to set up.  You only need to connect the cube to your computer (via USB cable) only once -- to set it up with your wireless network, and to load it with up to four internet radio stations (if you want to switch out your stations, you'll need to reconnect). After that, your computer doesn't even need to be running.  Just switch on the Q2 cube, and enjoy your music. 

The Q2 is even easier to use.  It's motion controlled, so there are no dials or buttons or screens. To change stations, just lay the cube on one of its four sides.  To raise or lower the volume, tilt the cube up or down.  It's so cute and compact, and it comes in five colors. 

The Q2 is perfect for an international family like mine.  You can browse by language, genre, or country and choose from over 17500 internet radio stations, from all over the world.  Cambodia.  Croatia.  The Cook Islands.  Colombia.  Cuba.  You name it. There are thirty-six stations for the Philippines alone!

Everyone in the family thinks the Q2 is great, but the one feature lacking is the ability to listen to personal radio stations like Spotify, Pandora, Grooveshark, or Slacker.  I read on Q2's FAQ site that they plan to add this in the future -- once that happens, I'm sure Alfie will buy a Q2 for the bedroom and the office, and a couple more for the rest of the family!

Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the Q2 or give my opinions. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Heather! on May 11, 2012 at 6:58 AM said...

Interesting little gadget! I love that there are no knobs to turn or buttons to push. How clever! I'd love to buy one, but they seem a bit expensive. Maybe that price will come down soon. I will certainly have my eye out for it!

robertreed on July 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM said...

This is cute. Love the colors and motion controls..

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