Grace Digital GDI-IRD4000 Portable Wireless Internet Radio Featuring Pandora, NPR and SIRIUS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Fully portable, able to work on AA and NiMH battery power, and utilizes integrated Pandora capabilities
- Listen to the over 17,000 free radio stations inside your house or outdoors in your yard or garage
- Full-function remote control: choose stations, search, skip songs, and give feedback on Pandora from any location in your room (free iPhone/iTouch App also available)
- High-contrast, adjustable, 4-line, backlit LCD display
- True 802.11g wireless connectivity; works with all 802.11b/g/n routers
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Missing from this is a wired Ethernet jack and a USB port for Mass Storage Compliant devices, but the MSC feature on the other radio was half-implemented anyway. The old unit couldn't run on batteries. The wi-fi bars on the old unit's playback screen have been replaced by a clock.
More robust power cord from "brick" to radio.
Mute works with headphones.
Hardware power switch on back of radio.
More responsive menus.
Wider field of regard for remote control sensor.
More robust remote control.
Remote control takes AA batteries.
Fewer, but easier-to-use presets.
Display backlight can turn off.
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The radio can be powered by the included AC power adapter, or from rechargeable batteries (the charging circuit is built into the radio so you don't have to remove the batteries. It's also a smart charger, knowing the difference between rechargeables and alkaline cells.
The sound quality is pretty good for ar a radio of this size (7"H x 5"W x 4"D). It has an 8 watt digital amp that provides decent volume. Please note that this is not a boom-box in any way. I use mine out on my back deck, about 6ft away from my seating position. I have the volume set at 3/4 (there is no distortion of any kind), and it sounds very good, minus the deeper bass tones, but very good for a 3" speaker. If I'm having a conversation, I need to lower the volume, just to give you an idea of the sound level.
As far as WiFi connecting, I've had no problems. I can walk anywhere through my house, and have absolutely no buffering. I can also walk around my house, outside (close to the house) and have no buffering. My wireless router is in the front room of my home, and I've used my radio while washing my car at a distance of about 18ft outside.Read more ›
This venture started with me buying a more expensive radio with a color screen. That unit has hundreds of 5-star ratings but won't take batteries- only the mfg's battery pack, available separately for too much money. That unit was returned. So, 5-star ratings might not always suit your situation just as lesser ratings aren't always awful.
This unit appears well built and feels good to handle although I wish it had a little strap or handle. It uses 6 NiMH (only) batteries.
I was anticipating an afternoon of connectivity issues but was listening to music in about 20 minutes. It took longer to sift through some choices to find what I like to listen to best.
One big plus: The entire owners manual is in English! I appreciate that and salute Grace Mfg!
The menus are very intuitive. I didn't read the manual after the first couple of setup pages. This radio has many capabilities that I have not tried or explored yet. One day I'll park on my recliner and study the manual.
My goal was to have a portable radio for the shop and picnic table and this is it! Too bad the expensive color screen 5-star radio won't do that. Grace got it right!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Buyer Beware - In September 2015, the Grace Digital Internet Radio was affected by new specifications for Sirius XM reception. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gamecock
I actually like the radio, but the unit we've got is... weird... This is a replacement of the DOA unit so I'm afraid this whole model line is defective. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sierto
Junk. Recurring trouble with router connections. Crummy mono speaker. Backlight too bright (had to cover it up every night). Read morePublished 7 months ago by William H Maxwell III
Been going strong since 11/10/2010. This has been a very reliable radio. At one point, I thought it had problems but, it was my wireless router. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mainspring (Texas)
Great piece of gear when it works. A bit over 2 years old and she wont connect to modem even though signal strength is over 60 or 70 % and still wont connect ieven if she... Read more
This product works well on either AC power or with six AA batteries, including the rechargeable variety; there is a built-in recharger. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael Wells Glueck
Actually, I am fairly happy with this, but I am not currently using it at its full potential since I don't have the requires 6 AA NIMH batteries to operate this yet. Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. C. M. Bannerman
Sorry, the device I received did not work at all, so I am returning it. . Also, the NiMH batteries add $19 to the total cost. As far as I am concerned, the device is junk.Published on January 2, 2014 by Tad A. Schell