Five new Wi-Fi radios from Grace Digital Audio

Grace Digital announced five new Wi-Fi radios to be released this winter, including the company's first portable model.

Grace GDI-IR1000
Grace GDI-IR1000

The Grace ITC-IR1000B Wi-Fi radio wound up being one of our favorite surprise products on the year. We weren't familiar with Grace before testing this radio, but its solid mix of design, features, and sound quality made us fans, and it stacked up well in our Wi-Fi radio roundup.

The company has announced five new Wi-Fi radios coming out this winter, ranging from a second-generation version of the ITC-IR1000B to new products like the portable GDI-IRP600. Here's the full rundown:

Key features of the Grace GDI-IR1000 (pictured, top):

  • Wi-Fi radio capable of tuning to thousands of free Internet radio stations
  • Manage stations with the Reciva Radio Portal
  • 802.11g wireless
  • Supports WPA and WPA2
  • No PC required
  • Alarm functionality
  • Supports Pandora , Sirius, and MP3tunes
  • Streams MP3s, WMA, AAC and WAV files from a PC
  • Available February 1, with a $180 MSRP
Grace GDI-IR3020
Grace GDI-IR3020

Key step-up features of the Grace GDI-IR2000:

  • Remote control
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Available February 1, with a $200 MSRP

Key step-up features of the Grace GDI-IR3000:

  • Alarm clock-style form factor
  • Available March 15, with a $200 MSRP

Key step-up features of the Grace GDI-IR3020:

  • iPod dock
  • Available March 15, with a $250 MSRP
Grace GDI-IRP600
Grace GDI-IRP600

Key step-up features of the Grace GDI-IRP600:

  • Portable Wi-Fi radio
  • 14 hours of battery life on six AA batteries
  • FM tuner
  • Available February 1, with a $200 MSRP

That's a pretty impressive lineup of radios. We're looking forward to seeing the GDI-IR2000, which looks to fix our two biggest gripes with last year's model by adding a remote and an auxiliary audio input.

We're also excited about the portable GDI-IRP600, as we've always felt like there should be more portable Wi-Fi radios since we tested the Sony VGF-WA1. We're looking to get review samples of these new radios as soon they're released, so check back for in February for hands-on reviews.

 

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