In the world of DAB radios, Pure is perhaps the best known manufacturer. The company has a variety of high-end digital radio models, but is now aiming for the entry-level customer with the Pure One Mini; just 130 x 135 x 60mm, the Mini has a mono speaker, 16 x 2 mono display to show track titles and can be powered either via the mains or by a rechargeable battery pack.
Sony has pulled the covers off two new Xplod in-car CD receivers, the CDX-GT920U and CDX-GT620U. Support for CD and radio is a given, but they also have USB ports for playing music stored on memory sticks and Sony's Quick BrowZer technology to speed tracklist navigation. Both have fold-down, removable face-plates, which in the GT920U's case is motorized.
Creative has taken time out from licking its class-action wounds to stuff a few more gigabytes into their Shuffle-rival, the MuVo T200. The PMP, which previously had only been available with 2GB, will now come in a 4GB version. Unlike Apple's entry-level MP3 player, the T200 has a compact 128 x 32 pixels 65k color display.
There must be something in the air; mere days after Sonoro's luxury CD clock-radio went on sale in the US, Vita Audio have announced their own hand-crafted all-in-one audiophile music system. The R4 is being described as "a traditional music player for the 21st century", complete with walnut veneer or white piano lacquer finish, and comprises a CD player, DAB radio, iPod dock and USB port. It also has Vita's unusual remote control "rotodial".
German manufacturer sonoro audio's products will be available soon in the US. We first saw the company's cubo range of CD/MP3/radio units back at CES 2008, where sonoro revealed they were working on internet radio and iPod dock versions of the media player. The cubo will be available exclusively from saks.com priced at a rather large $349.99.
They went to a whole new level of detail with this wooden radio. The end of the telescopic antenna is wooden, the knobs are wooden, the speaker grill is wooden, the external antenna has both a wooden connector and a wooden circle at the other end and the auxiliary input cable has wooden jacks on both ends.