Tivoli Audio seems to be coming out of their shell some by breaking from their traditional, mostly-AM/FM radio products into integrating digital music and internet radio with two new devices coming to the market this fall. The two new network-enabled radios will be called the NetWorksGo, and the NetWorks Table Radio, which both look to be upgrades of existing products with the new networking capabilities added in.
Both radios will drop the AM tuner, retaining only the FM radio and add in the ability to stream in MP3, WMA and Real Audio internet radio to playback through the device with no computer required. They can also optionally connect to a networked computer or through a USB connection to play music from a PC or other device.
The internet radio stations that the NetWorksGo and NetWorks Table Radio are able to “tune in” will be limited to a pre-selected list through Tivoli, but according to the company president more stations are easily added. A user needs only to send an email to Tivoli requesting a new station and if approved it will be added to the list. The radio owner then can update the radio’s firmware with a manual button press which will update the list with any newly-added stations.
Both radios connect to the internet through an Ethernet cable or through Wi-Fi with the Networks Table Radio designed as stationary model. The NetWorksGo model can run off of six C-batteries and is more portable for taking from room to room or anywhere that is FM or Wi-Fi accessible.
No pricing is available yet for these new models and the images pictured here (credit SciFi.com and DoDevice) may not be the final design when the products are released this fall, but the company does plan to stick with the retro design that Tivoli has been known for.