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Minimalist Q2 Cube Radio Is Controlled By Tilting

Q2 Cube Internet Radio (Images courtesy Wired Gadget Lab)
By Andrew Liszewski

If internet radio is your thing, and you often find yourself befuddled by buttons, dials and knobs, design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has just the thing for you! Their recently unveiled Q2 Cube Internet Radio features no visible controls, but instead relies on gravity to change its settings. To select from one of four preset stations, you just turn the cube onto one of its four sides, and to adjust the volume up or down, you just tilt it forwards or backwards. At the moment pricing info hasn’t been revealed, but the company expects to at least have the Cube Radio available in the U.K. in time for Christmas.

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  • Jessicat

    And the size is very practical. I think this could be the shuffle of radios. I mean, other than size, I've never had an issue with knobs, have they really been that big of an issue?

  • chaosoldier

    And are the stations changeable?? THAT should truly be the concern.

  • ojone87

    seems pretty neat, if it really lights up like that then that is pretty cool. do the lights change to the music?

  • mcman

    So I had one of these and the instructions said all the controls were based on movement. One day I couldn't get my station to come in so I threw it against the wall. I then promptly got a pen out and added # 13 command movement:

    13. To shatter into a million pieces – Throw cube against a hard surface, preferably concrete.

  • Jessicat

    And the size is very practical. I think this could be the shuffle of radios. I mean, other than size difference, is it really better? I've never had an issue with knobs, have they really been that big of an issue?

  • chaosoldier

    And are the stations changeable?? THAT should truly be the concern.

  • ojone87

    seems pretty neat, if it really lights up like that then that is pretty cool. do the lights change to the music?

  • mcman

    So I had one of these and the instructions said all the controls were based on movement. One day I couldn't get my station to come in so I threw it against the wall. I then promptly got a pen out and added # 13 command movement:

    13. To shatter into a million pieces – Throw cube against a hard surface, preferably concrete.