VTech Communications, Inc. has just made available its latest release to those who reside in the US - their pride and joy, the IS9181. At first glance, the IS9181 might not seem as though it amounts up to much, but upon closer inspection, you will realize that the $199.95 price point does offer a rich feature set that is value for money, being a Wi-Fi music streaming device that was concocted to function as a complete music hub for the home, leaving you one less device to purchase if you’ve just moved into a new pad. For those who have already been rocking to Internet radio for quite some time already, the IS9181 takes this to a new level, where you need not remain glued to your computer just to check out what’re the latest tunes those virtual DJs are spinning, since the IS9181 is equally adept at pulling audio streams wirelessly, pumping it out for your aural enjoyment via the integrated 3W front-facing tuned stereo speakers, accompanied by the rich bass afforded by its 10W subwoofer with class D amplifiers. With over 11,000 free Internet radio stations worldwide, you’re definitely spoilt for choice once the IS9181 is connected to any compatible wireless network.
For ‘virtual’ music exploration, IS9181 users can search for stations by country, state or genre using the one-touch access button or remote control, or by visiting the comprehensive online music guide offered on www.vtechphones.com. The IS9181 un-tethers music lovers from their computers with sound quality unparalleled by PCs so digital music from around the globe can be enjoyed in the living room, bedroom or anywhere in the home.
Each purchase of the VTech IS9181 comes with a one-year limited warranty, and with the ability to hook up other MP3 players or portable media players through its 3.5mm headset jack, one might dare venture to call the IS9181 as being the all-round home entertainment hub (where audio is concerned) that will be around for a long time to come.