Just Got Myself a Reciva Logik IR100 Internet Radio

Here is an interesting device for you all out there. I decided that I was sick and tired for the horrible radio reception I have at my house given that I pretty much have hills in all directions accept for the ocean to the east. My solution to the problem is however not unique, there are probably a fair few of these things out in the world these days. It’s rather uncomplicated to steam content online these days, and I must say the Reciva Logik IR100 is rather uncomplicated. (Well from my perspective anyway)

First thing I noticed was that the box is not in English, not like I care as long as the unit inside is what it’s meant to be, I did order this from here in Australia so obviously DStore who I got it through, obtained them from a source in Europe.

There is probably no sellers here in Australia at this point, not to mention it’s hard to find any Internet Radios here in Australia anyway. Dick Smith had one (SAGEM My Du@l Radio 700), the guys in the shop didn’t know much about it, and to be honest with you after reading online about it I’m happy with my Logik choice. It might cost a bit more but functionality wise it’s a breeze.

First place I’m going to point you all to is My Reciva Logik IR100 Internet Radio Resource page, now this isn’t My page, it’s some else’s, but it will give you some good ideas about Reciva Logik IR100 Internet Radio. (Not to mention a link to the manual) You will notice from my pictures that my unit is different to the one listed on the above site, that’s because I think mine is a latter generation model.

So let me just get to the point, here are my criticisms:

  • For some reason it doesn’t appear to be compatible with my Netgear WG302 Access Point
  • Wifi range from the unit is poor considering what a PCMCIA card with no visible antenna can do, good thing I have high power antennas on my Router and Access Point to saturate my house

…that’s all I can find at this point, so it’s pretty good at this point. Will update if I find any others.

Update 1

Ok did a firmware update to my router (Draytek 2700VG) and now the signal is way better so maybe the weak signal was caused by the router & not the player.