Slacker Makes Radio Personal
Slacker Inc. wants to go head-to-head with the Apple iPod this holiday season, unveiling its ultra-portable Slacker G2, a personal radio player that lets users carry personalized Slacker radio stations anywhere they go, regardless of a network connection.
Slacker Personal Radio lets listeners personalize more than 100 programmed stations to create, edit and share their own Personal Radio stations while also having access to artist profiles, album reviews and cover art.
The G2 promises CD quality personal radio everywhere. Music is delivered automatically without having to manage playlists or deal with software. Slacker does all the work -- just plug in the headphones and listen. With no subscription fees, Slacker G2 owners can access the extensive online music library of millions of songs. The device also features buttons to let users flag their favorite songs or ban ones they don't like.
Slacker stations can be refreshed over Wi-Fi or USB. The device features a 2.4-inch color screen; customer EQ and volume normalization options; and up to 15 hours of battery life. The device is available in both 25 and 40 station capacities for $199.99 and $249.99, respectively, and can play existing MP3 and WMA