Saturday, August 29th, 2009

CONTEST – VTech S9181 WiFi Internet Radio

Photo via vtechphones.comvtechphones.comUsually when I post a contest or giveaway, I try to frame it with some sort of context or relevancy to the zeitgeist at large (as I see it, anyways). Other times I don’t bother because the prize is self-explanatory and cool. This is one of these times.

And the prize is this. A VTech S9181 WiFi internet radio appliance. As the name implies, it’s a device that connects to your wireless internet connection and picks up over 11,000 (their claim) online radio stations that you can listen to through its own speakers or run through your stereo. It’s also got a built-in FM tuner for if you’re feeling old school and, if I read the specs correctly, can also play MP3s from a media server PC. In short, it’s cool and I kinda want one. But instead, courtesy of Filter, I’m giving one away. Someday someone will explain to me why that is.

To enter, leave me a comment below with your favourite radio station – online, terrestrial, satellite, whatever – and why. Make sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you’re a winner. And in keeping with the borderless-ness of the internet, this is open to anyone anywhere BUT a couple caveats: First, though the AC adapter can probably handle international voltages up to 240V (as most decent electronics can) it has a plug for North American plugs so if you’ve got those crazy-big European plugs (on account of being in Europe) you’ll need an adapter. And second, this thing is shipping from the US and will presumably have an accurate value noted on it for the customs folk – if you get dinged with duty and/or brokerage fees, you’re on your own. If you’re in America, you have no worries whatsoever.

Contest closes at midnight September 7.

By : Frank Yang at 9:27 am
Category: Contests
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  1. Susan says:

    In my heart my favorite radio station is always KBCO in Boulder CO. I haven’t lived there in 30 years but back then they were still playing late 60’s to early 70’s rock. Not the junk stuff that came later. My employer’s research campus was on the other side of a pond from KBCOs studio back then. We must have shared the same phone trunk line, my office partners and I could win every contest that started with “Just be the first caller to KBCO and win…” Now I listen to XM stations Deep Tracks-40, The Loft-50, Gratetful Dead-57, Coffeehouse-51. Oh and late at night I occasionally cruise shortwave bands or 2-meter traffic.

  2. Rudi R. says:

    Wow – tough to choose a favorite. I tend to listen to Absolute Radio UK from here in DC: love hearing the hot music from the UK, long before it hits stateside. I also listen to WFUV out of NYC and KRCL out of Salt Lake City, my hometown.

  3. naomi says:

    Favorite radio station…. I mostly listen to NPR for news, and my local NPR station is WHYY. I miss having a public radio station (WKSU) that also played folk music on weekends. If I listen to music on the radio now, it’s either XPN or one of a handful of Pandora stations I’ve set up.

  4. Modin says:

    KCRW–I never miss Morning Becomes Eclectic

  5. Melissa says:

    My favourite radio station is Absolute Radio in the UK. My favourite announcer (and the only one I listen to) is Geoff Lloyd, but unfortunately he’s on at wierd times when they’re converted to EST so I have to download the podcasts every day. If you have the chance you should check them out, he’s very funny and is definitely unique. I’ve been listening to his shows for the past 3 years, and the different music that I get introduced to is definitely a welcome change to the garbage (in my opinion) that is played here on the radio.

  6. Cindi says:

    My husband would really enjoy this prize! He has a birthday at the end of this month! I know that his favorite Slacker Radio Alternative Hits!!!!!! Please sign me up for this fabulous prize
    giveaway drawing. Many thanks to you…..Cindi

  7. Chris says:

    I’m gonna have to go with CBC Radio3. With commercial radio completely abandoning Canadian Indies, R3 is a primary reason that bands like Two Hours Traffic were able to be accessible by listeners both in Canada or abroad.