TUN3R: Like a radio dial, but way harder to use

by Josh Kimball

TechCrunch points to TUN3R.com an internet radio aggregator or search engine with a unique interface. Stations are arranged in a rectangular grid with small boxes denoting each. Users drag around an orange arrow to indicate which one they’d like to listen to. The mouseover gives no clear hint as to what you may be clicking on and the boxes are too small to tell. (Maybe the info presentation is supposed to hearken back to the ordered-yet-seemingly-serendipitous nature of scanning the old analog dial.)

The search went a bit better, digging through stations’ playlists for artists and albums and outlining relevant stations in red throughout the grid. Of course, if nobody Saves Net Radio, we won’t need a search engine for it anyway.