NEWS: Roberts radio goes wireless

Roberts Radio, purveyor of traditional radios to Her Majesty, is going all 21st Century with its new Stream 202 model, which has built-in wi-fi for easy access to internet radio stations.

The Roberts Stream 202 offers DAB, FM and wi-fi, costs £150, and allows you to stream music from your PC through the radio via your home broadband network. If you don't have a wireless network, you can play tunes through the radio via a wired Ethernet connection.

Browsing stations is made simple via the on-screen information that is automatically updated and sorted into country or genre. If you can't find an internet station to suit your mood, then you can tune in to DAB or FM broadcasts using the 'one-touch' tuning function.

There's also a 'Listen Again' feature that lets you listen to previously broadcast BBC programmes whenever it suits you.

Available in silver or black, the Stream 202 has 15 presets, two alarm timers and an auxiliary input for connection an iPod or MP3 player. An AC mains adaptor is supplied as standard.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.