It's hard to imagine the sort of arguments Altec Lansing's MIX Boombox iPod speaker system might inspire, hooked up to so many different PMPs as their eye-catching press shots suggest. The chunky boombox not only has a universal dock for your iPod, iPhone or iPod touch, but dual aux-in ports, a digital FM radio and a side-mounted 5.25-inch subwoofer.
Sirius XM have announced their first radio dock for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, the XM SkyDock taking advantage of OS 3.0's third-party peripheral integration to add a satellite radio tuner to the handheld and have it controlled by the new companion app. The dock slots into a car's power point, supporting the PMP with a flexible arm and custom cradle, and not only allows for listening to Sirius XM radio but for tagging tracks that you later want to buy on iTunes.
We're sure some of you couldn't sleep all weekend what with the promise of Revo's teaser campaign reaching its climax this morning, and sure enough the UK company has another radio for your delectation. To be fair, the Revo IKON isn't any old radio: in fact, it's the world's first color touchscreen, multi-format digital radio, complete with a 3.5-inch display, iPod/iPhone dock and Last.fm integration.
Is there room in your heart for another teaser campaign? Before you scream "no!", yank the power cord, sell your home and retreat to the woods to live the life of a hermit, perhaps stick around until the early hours of Monday morning to find out what UK radio and mediaplayer specialists Revo have up their sleeve.
You're spoiled for choice at the moment if you're shopping for an internet radio, and if you've found the current designs on offer too staid then perhaps Satechi will grab your attention. Their INSP3 WiFi radio has a distinctive barrel design, but more importantly can stream music from both internet stations and from any UPnP network device.
If you've been looking for the device that has it all to help you jump into the world of HD radio, then you might just want to check out the Sonoro elements W. This Internet radio can bring you all the HD stations you'll ever need and then some.
Belkin cranked out two new TuneBases today that are updated to suit the iPhone. The TuneBase Direct and the TuneBase FM work by taking the audio from your iPhone and having it play over your car stereo seamlessly and easily.
The devices also charge up your iPhone at the same time and hold it upright by means of a flexible neck. Music-listening is capable on both devices and you can take calls just by pressing a large button on the TuneBase itself.
The TuneBase Direct is the cheaper option at $69.99 and provides a 3.5mm port that you can use to connect it to your car's auxiliary-in jack. The TuneBase FM costs slightly more at $89.99 and uses an FM channel to transmit your audio through your car's sound system. You can get the Belkin TuneBase Direct early this month and the TuneBase FM in the middle of July.
Spotify have demonstrated the mobile version of their custom internet radio app, set to launch later in the year and allow offline access to the company's huge catalog of audio tracks. The demo - which is running on a T-Mobile G1 Android smartphone - shows how playlist tracks can be easily synchronized with the phone's internal memory for offline playback.
HD Radio is slowing making inroads into the US market, and this prototype could be the budget gadget that accelerates that. Expected to retail for under $50 when it launches in a few months time, the unnamed HD Radio has a full color display and standard 3.5mm headphone socket.