I have used two other internet radios – The Philips Streamium and the Logitech Squeezbox Boom, both of these speakers sound great but also have their faults. The Innovator X by Grace Digital may not provide the overall sound performance of the other two, but in many ways it is a better overall value. The Innovator X is very easy to use, and provides better than expected sound.
– Perfect for use with Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and more – the interface is simple, and you have the ability to store 9 of your favorite channels.
– Set-up is simple – it took me less than 5 minutes to go from box to playing music.
– Wireless range seems to be very solid. I have the Innovator X placed greater than 50′ (15 meters) from our wireless router. I have not had any problems with dropped signals or buffering.
– Has a small display – I would prefer it to be a little bit larger, since it is difficult to see across the room.
– Can be used as a clock radio.
– A nice looking unit – it is small and rectangular, and has the smallest footprint of any of the internet radios I have used.
– Sound Performance, certainly better than I expected. It is loud enough to fill a room and has a bass port in the back.
– Has an auxiliary input jack in the rear of the radio in case you want to use the Innovator X as the speaker for your smart phone or cd player
– Very easy to use – the menus are easy to navigate and it is simple to program favorite channels.
– Comes with a small remote – nothing too fancy, but it does the job.
Final Verdict – The Innovator X is a great way to get a nice sounding internet radio at a reasonable price. If you need some additional features (additional audio inputs, bigger and brighter displays) there are some upgrades to the Innovator X, but at this price point it will be difficult to find a better Wi-Fi Internet radio.
4 1/2 Stars
Please Note – I received this product for reviewing purposes