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Aluratek had dumbed down the home screen to only allow access to ...
on August 11, 2016
The speakers were mediocre, and the odd/unprotected placement of the subwoofer would make it highly likely one would damage it if you handled the radio on any regular basis. My main issue was the OS, which really was ALMOST a standard Android phone OS. Except, Aluratek had dumbed down the home screen to only allow access to the collection of music apps they delivered. Not a bad collection per se (all the usual suspects), but I wanted to install a few specific radio station apps I use frequently, While I could "install" them, the Aluratek OS would not allow me to access them. The Aluratek OS added no value, and prohibited me from the customizations I wanted. While some reviews indicated there were ways to get around this, I could not find these and the product instructions offered no assistance in this area. I keep hoping someday I will find a decent Internet radio with good stereo sound in a bedside package, with a remote, and make it easy to get to your favorite stations via presets, but it just does not seem to be out there. Will stick with my phone serving to a Bluetooth speaker.