While it seems like a lot of trouble to go through just to make a palm-sized radio, Cambridge Consultants has figured out how to pack enough Wi-Fi radio circuitry into this RadioPro to let you receive 10,000 stereo radio stations from all over the world. What's the big deal about that, you say? The company's able to put together each RadioPro with materials that cost a mere $15.
Cambridge Consultants plans to provide the circuitry to makers of consumer electronics devices, and claims this little bauble will open the door to not only radios, but numerous Wi-Fi-enabled devices that can access the Web from any hot spot. The hand-held unit can run for 25 hours on a battery charge, and is also designed to have its software automatically upgraded via its Wi-Fi connection. The company says to expect products based on this tiny platform within the next two months.