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Grace Digital Audio Allegro WiFi radio streamer packs Pandora support

Grace Digital Audio Allegro WiFi radio streamer packs Pandora support

With WiFi digital media streamers getting cheaper and cheaper, if you want to charge a premium price then your device needs to offer something out of the ordinary.  Grace Digital Audio reckons their Allegro portable WiFi radio/streamer ticks that box by virtue of its sound quality; the Allegro packs a Class D 8 watt digital amplifier, outputting via a single speaker, and can be run off of mains, regular or rechargeable batteries.

As well as over 17,000 radio stations, 20,000 plus on-demand programs and over 35,000 podcasts, the Allegro can access Pandora for streaming audio.  Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a stereo speaker jack, and you can control Pandora's thumbs up/thumbs down rating system directly from the mediaplayer itself.  The company also offers a free iPhone remote control app.

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Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

One thing we didn't see when we visited Texas Instruments last week were the fruits of the company's Attenborough Design Group, the experimental research group who, in 1972, designed this Gesundheit Radio.  Of course, that's probably because there was no such group; the radio - which incorporates a set of bellows and sneezes periodically, so as to remove dust from the sensitive microprocessors - is actually the handiwork of design student James Chambers, who felt a comprehensive back-story could only help his project.

Video demo after the cut

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DIY WiFi radio based on OpenWRT

DIY WiFi radio based on OpenWRT

WiFi radios have fallen to a price point where you have to be pretty DIY-obsessed to bother making your own rather than picking one up off-the-shelf, so we're all the more impressed by Gary Dion's effort.  Starting from an ASUS WL-520GU wireless router, he threw in a USB audio adapter and a VFD display together with a custom enclosure to match the rest of his A/V setup.

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Naim Audio UnitiQute audiophile’s WiFi radio/streamer

Naim Audio UnitiQute audiophile’s WiFi radio/streamer

Naim Audio have pushed out a new all-in-one audio system at CES 2010, the Naim UnitiQute, a combination radio, internet radio, DLNA streamer and media player.  The UnitiQute packs an FM radio, together with DAB in markets where the service is broadcast, along with both ethernet and integrated WiFi connectivity for UPnP streaming of audio from local and internet network sources.

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Pure Sensia touchscreen WiFi radio hands-on

Pure Sensia touchscreen WiFi radio hands-on

Pure's radio range has been taunting would-be US buyers for a while now, so it's good to see that the company is finally bringing some models over to North America.  We grabbed some playtime with the Pure Sensia at CES 2010, first announced in Europe back in September 2009 and now delivering its 5.7-inch touchscreen, WiFi b/g and FM radio, web-widgets and more to the US market.

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Sanyo unveils DMP-P1 and DMP-692 iPod clock radios

Sanyo unveils DMP-P1 and DMP-692 iPod clock radios

Accessories for iPods are certainly plentiful on the market today and one of the most prolific is the iPod clock radio. These are devices you can set at the side of your bed or on your desk to get the time, charge, and play music from your iPod all at once.

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Revo DOMINO DAB+, Last.fm and internet radio iPod dock

Revo DOMINO DAB+, Last.fm and internet radio iPod dock

UK radio manufacturer Revo have announced their latest model, the DOMINO D3, a DAB/DAB+ digital radio with integrated iPod/iPhone dock and internet radio streaming.  The DOMINO D3 also supports Last.fm streaming, and the whole thing has a soft rubber coating that, while stopping short of making it waterproof, at least does make it fetishistically touchable.

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PURE Sensia WiFi and DAB radio packs Facebook, Twitter & more

PURE Sensia WiFi and DAB radio packs Facebook, Twitter & more

PURE have already been pushing their WiFi and DAB radios for some time now, but their latest Sensia model really deserves to tip them over into prime-time.  The PURE Sensia couples both a DAB/DAB+ digital radio and WiFi streaming into a single model, complete with a 5.7-inch 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and social networking plug-in apps including Twitter, Facebook and Picasa.

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iPod touch 3G teardown: space for camera, WiFi ‘n’ & FM chip found

iPod touch 3G teardown: space for camera, WiFi ‘n’ & FM chip found

Consider us surprised that, while we expected the most interest out of the iPod nano 5G teardown, in actual fact it's Apple's updated third-gen iPod touch the guts of which that are prompting the most intrigue.  iFixit have been doing their usual job of stripping the new PMP down to its constituent parts, and in the process they've discovered not only a space where a nano-style video camera would fit perfectly, but signs of faster networking too.

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Apple iPod nano gets video camera, FM radio, more

Apple iPod nano gets video camera, FM radio, more

Apple have announced a new iPod nano, and as predicted it includes a video camera.  The new iPod nano fifth-generation has a larger, 2.2-inch display and a new polished anodyzed aluminum casing, and as well as the camera the Cupertino company have managed to squeeze in an FM radio, pedometer with Nike support, speaker and microphone.

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Altec Lansing MIX Boombox promises input confusion

Altec Lansing MIX Boombox promises input confusion

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.

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Sirius XM reveal XM SkyDock iPhone and iPod touch satellite radio system

Sirius XM reveal XM SkyDock iPhone and iPod touch satellite radio system

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.

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