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  1. #1
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    Mini portable internet radio ?

    Off-topic, but thought somebody might have a suggestion.

    I'm looking for a small (pocket-zized) internet radio (battery) ... they used to exist a few years ago but seem unavailable nowadays.

    Any ideas?
    LMS server: O2 Joggler with Jivelite, Pi Zero W with PcP 6.0

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Fiio M6, Avantree Priva BT transmitter



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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Off-topic, but thought somebody might have a suggestion.

    I'm looking for a small (pocket-zized) internet radio (battery) ... they used to exist a few years ago but seem unavailable nowadays.

    Any ideas?
    I think smart phones killed them off.

    There are iPod alternative (can be expensive) with wifi such as Fiio m6 but battery + wifi + screen makes "pocket size" difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    I think smart phones killed them off.

    There are iPod alternative (can be expensive) with wifi such as Fiio m6 but battery + wifi + screen makes "pocket size" difficult
    I think you're right about smartphones replacing stand-alone radios.

    I've got a fiio m6 - nice little gadget! May try that.

    I use Replaio app. but wonder if there's a simpler basic low bitrate player?
    LMS server: O2 Joggler with Jivelite, Pi Zero W with PcP 6.0

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Fiio M6, Avantree Priva BT transmitter



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    My Moto x4 smartphone has FM radio built in, but you must use wired headphones because that's the antenna. It also has a MicroSD card slot so I also have my entire music library on my phone too.
    Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 7.9.3 Official on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets and Squeeseslave
    Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 7.9.3 Official on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3 Model B/Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
    Squeezebox Boom - "At Large" player around both home and cabin
    Headphones and car - Android phone/Bluetooth w/full library on MicroSD card - PowerAmp music player app (similar to Material Skin)

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    I use an old iPhone and a PAYG Data sim.

    It has Spotify (some downloaded) but for internet radio I tend to use the TuneIn app. Radio Paradise at low bitrate is available through TuneIn as is BBC Radio (if not abroad).

    It also has VPN and iPeng with player for when on WiFi which of course has everything.

    I use it with Bose noise cancelling headphones when travelling but with an Audioquest Dragonfly and wired headphones for serious listening. Iíve also got a small but surprisingly decent Bluetooth speaker that I sometimes take along.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I use an old iPhone and a PAYG Data sim.

    It has Spotify (some downloaded) but for internet radio I tend to use the TuneIn app. Radio Paradise at low bitrate is available through TuneIn as is BBC Radio (if not abroad).

    It also has VPN and iPeng with player for when on WiFi which of course has everything.

    I use it with Bose noise cancelling headphones when travelling but with an Audioquest Dragonfly and wired headphones for serious listening. Iíve also got a small but surprisingly decent Bluetooth speaker that I sometimes take along.
    I just installed Movistar Car in my car - it works via the OBD. Provides wifi access for up to 5 devices. It has a 10GB data cap. So, I need something which reduces data transfer to a minimum. I'll only use it to play UK stations for a maximum of about 2-3 hours a week.
    LMS server: O2 Joggler with Jivelite, Pi Zero W with PcP 6.0

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Fiio M6, Avantree Priva BT transmitter



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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    I just installed Movistar Car in my car - it works via the OBD. Provides wifi access for up to 5 devices. It has a 10GB data cap. So, I need something which reduces data transfer to a minimum. I'll only use it to play UK stations for a maximum of about 2-3 hours a week.
    10gb is plenty for 2-3 hours a week. Itís more than enough for 2-3 hours per day
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    10gb is plenty for 2-3 hours a week. Itís more than enough for 2-3 hours per day
    Thanks. That's good to know.
    LMS server: O2 Joggler with Jivelite, Pi Zero W with PcP 6.0

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Fiio M6, Avantree Priva BT transmitter



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