The leading manufacturer of audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, SANYO has announced that its new R227 Internet radio will soon be available for US consumers. It’s the standalone Internet Radio that able to play thousands of free stations and podcasts from all over the world (without subscription fee), using Wi-Fi or Ethernet broadband connection.

“Most internet users are familiar with internet radio, but many find it difficult and time consuming to locate stations or podcasts using their computers,” said Tom Van Voy, Marketing Vice President of SANYO’s Consumer Products Division. “The SANYO Internet Radio is a convenient, standalone product designed to make it easy to enjoy sports, music, and talk internet radio stations from all over the world without being tethered to a computer.”

Highlights Of SANYO R227 Internet Radio:

  • Works with any broadband connection (WiFi , Ethernet)
  • Easy, simple 1-button ON/OFF – no computer boot-up and shut-down process
  • Tune to internet radio stations by Country or Genre
  • Accesses shared music files from computers on the same network (when access permission is granted)
  • Users can further customize their listening experience by submitting new stations to be added to the internet station database
  • 8 internet station presets
  • FM stereo digital tuner with 8 station presets
  • High-quality 90 mm diameter stereo speakers
  • Port for extended bass response
  • Total 4 watts output (2W RMS)
  • Easy network key entry when used on secured wireless networks
  • Solves the problem of poor AM reception in most offices or hi-rise condominiums by accessing a station’s web stream instead
  • Automatic, regular updates of internet station database
  • Snooze function
  • Sleep to radio
  • Supports wide variety of audio files, including AAC, AIFF, MP3, RM, WAV, WMA and playlists (M3V) stored on a networked computer
  • Dimensions: 215 (w) x 140 (h) x 110 (d) mm

The new SANYO Internet Radio R227 that comes with a remote control is expected to hit US market in coming January 2009 for about $170.