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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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Revo IKON DAB, internet radio & iPod dock with 3.5-inch touchscreen & WiFi

Revo IKON DAB, internet radio & iPod dock with 3.5-inch touchscreen & WiFi

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.

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Revo Re:Verb teaser promises revolution: we say radio

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.

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Satechi INSP3 WiFi radio: odd design, fulsome file support

Satechi INSP3 WiFi radio: odd design, fulsome file support

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.

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Best Buy $50 Insignia NS-HD01 HD Radio gets reviewed

Best Buy’s Insignia NS-HD01 HD Radio – first tipped back in May – can be had for $50, and that was enough for digital-media maven Dave Zatz to pick one up to review.  For $49.99 you can’t expect too much, but comments to our original article left us worried that the Insignia – which also appears to be the iNiquity KRI – might be a real dud.

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Sonoro elements W HD radio now available

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.

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Belkin TuneBase Direct, FM get iPhone updates

Belkin TuneBase Direct, FM get iPhone updates

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 Mobile video demo: Internet radio with offline playback

Spotify Mobile video demo: Internet radio with offline playback

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.

Spotify Mobile video demo after the cut

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Sub-$50 Portable HD Radio landing this summer

Sub-$50 Portable HD Radio landing this summer

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.

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Monitor Audio Airstream 10 WiFi DAB radio gets unboxed

Monitor Audio Airstream 10 WiFi DAB radio gets unboxed

As curiously shaped WiFi/DAB radios go, Monitor Audio's Airstream 10 certainly takes some beating.  The bizarrely-kinked media player packs in digital and analog FM radios, together with cross-network MP3 streaming, and one of the first units has arrived at Stuff.tv.

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WiFi ‘n’ & FM transmitter in next-gen iPhone

WiFi ‘n’ & FM transmitter in next-gen iPhone

According to the latest build of the iPhone firmware 3.0, the next-gen iPhone - known as iPhone 3.1 in the documentation - will use Broadcom's BCM4329 chipset, bringing with it the potential of improved WiFi performance and radio functionality.  The BCM4329 adds support for WiFi draft-n, together with power saving features and not just an FM receiver but a transmitter also.

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