Roku Labs Almost Had Me

Roku Labs has a new radio out called the Soundbridge Radio and it has a lot of really cool features. The biggest one for me was that it could play tracks via WiFi from iTunes! But it pays to read all the information because this killed the deal for me:

*iTunes Music Store files ("Protected AAC") cannot be played.

What!!!! That sucks!

If Apple is stopping 3rd party radio manufactures from playing protected tracks then Apple needs to release an iTunes compatible Radio, but I would rather them allow the 3rd party people to do it. Why not get the Airport Express? Because it has no remote, and no visual information of what song is playing -- this Roku radio offers that.

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