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Boston Acoustics Horizon Solo Tabletop Radio

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

Horizon SoloWe have shown you a lot of bizarre radios, so we thought it was time to get back to basics. Boston Acoustics has released the Horizon Solo, their smallest tabletop radio with backlit blue LED. Place the 5 x 8 x 6-inch device vertically or horizontally or set it on its side for cramped quarters. The radio has 3 knobs for mode, volume, and tuning, and 2 buttons for dual alarms. The Solo also features a snooze bar, up to 20 presets, a stereo headphone jack, and an auxiliary and AM/FM antenna inputs. Choose between grey and white and look for a price of $99.99. An extra $9.99 will give you a colored front grill as well.

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Coby Electronics HD Radio Receivers

Coby HD Radio Receiver

Coby Electronics has released a pair of cordless HD Radio Receivers. The HDR-700 and 650 receive digital HD, AM, and FM stations with no subscription charge. Each features an LCD display with backlighting, a preset station memory, and SDcard slot, and is housed in a brushed aluminum casing. The receivers come with remotes and have both an RCA connection and 3.5mm headphone jacks. Look for prices that start at $99.99, depending on where you shop.

 

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Phoenix WiFi Radio

Phoenix WiFi RadioIt looks like AE isn’t the only company to jump on the Internet radio bandwagon. The Phoenix WiFi Radio scans automatically for access and you choose the one you want. Then you add in the time zone, and the gadget is set up to receive over 10,000 Podemus radio stations and 5,000 podcasts. It also features an alarm with snooze and sleep, 2 2W stereo speakers, a USB port for your MP3 player, and comes with 4 rechargeable batteries and AC adapter. Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, contact the company for price and availability.

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Stream 202 DAB/FM/ WiFi Radio

Stream 202Roberts has come up with the nifty Stream 202 radio that plays DAB, FM, and WiFi if you have a broadband connection with wireless router or Ethernet. Stream your computer’s stored tunes, listen to stations all over the planet, and save your faves with 15 presets. The Stream also features an intuitive menu, 2 alarm timers, an aux. input for MP3 player, and a socket for headphones. At a size of 300 x 174 x 115mm and a weight of 1.47kg, the radio comes with an AC adaptor or can run on 6 D batteries (not included.) It carries a price of £149.99 (~$292.00.)

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Smart Dog Hub/Radio

Smart DogReminiscent of the iDog is this multi-function 4-port hub with built-in speaker and LED light. Decapitate the Smart Dog’s head and you have a portable radio (88Mhz - 108MHz) to keep you company on the road. USB 2.0 compliant, it has both an in and out 3.5mm audio jack. At a size of 8 x 7 x 6.5cm, the radio/head needs 2 AAA batteries (not included,) comes with earphones, and carries a price of $19.15.

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AE WiFi Internet Radio

WiFi Internet RadioAcoustic Energy is working on what they say will be the planet’s first WiFi Internet Radio.  It will be able to reach about 99% of radio stations online through broadband connection anywhere in your house. AE claims there will be no pops, crackles or signal coverage problems. Expected out in November, there will be no subscription fee involved with the radio. Look for a MSRP of ~£199 (~$394.00.) At that price, we think we will stick to radio ramblings via our computer.

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1920s Style Spirit Clock CD Radio

Spirit Clock CD RadioThe 1920 Style Spirit may look retro but is as modern as it gets. The device is a 4-hand analog clock with alarm, AM/FM radio, and a full feature CD player with programmable memory. Encased in wood, it has a metal handle, steel toggle switches, and a backlit dial. At a size of 5 x 11.5 x 6.25-inches, it puts out 0.8W per channel and carries a MSRP of £129.95 (~$257.00.) A Clock Radio version is also available for £99.95 (~$198.00.)

 

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Bleeding Edge TV 250: Slacker Internet radio and Slacker Portable

Slacker Internet radio is going portable!  Slacker offers free, sponsored Internet radio with 1 to 2 minutes of interstitial ads per hour.  In its free service, Slacker allows 6 skips per hour per station, but with over 100 genre stations to be listened to (working out to the ability to skip 600 songs per hour), even the most skip-happy listener can satisfy their urge to get to the next song quickly.  Slacker’s Premium membership offers unlimited skips and saving and replaying favorite songs starting at $7.50/month.

Slacker Portable is Slacker’s companion personal media player.  Available in 2, 4 and 8 gig models (translated to 15, 25 and 45 stations), Slacker Portable fills itself from the user’s favorite stations every time it’s synced.  Not only is the music on the player, but anything available from Slacker’s site is available on the Slacker Portable, including artist bios, reviews and album art.  Because Slacker Portable isn’t constantly connected to Slacker’s HQ, there’s no cutout when a listener enters a subway train, goes into a tunnel, or anywhere that a signal would be lost with an FM or a satellite radio.  And if you can’t live without that certain album at your disposal at all times, Slacker Portable allows you to load mp3’s from your own library.


Listen to Paula Abdul’s New Single

Paula Abdul took some time out this morning to make an appearance on pal radio show.  The special event, which was most likely a precursor to her rumored Super Bowl appearance, was an opportunity for the former pop star to reveal her new single produced by co-worker .

NOTE:  Always debut your new projects amongst friends.  At least you can guarantee someone will smile and tell you they love you.

The song, titled “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow” will appear on Jackson’s upcoming compilation album: Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1.  Click here to listen to the song for yourself.  If you were - would you let her compete in Hollywood round?  Or would you kindly tell her to stick with dancing and crying?

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‘Hannah Montana’ Stars to Perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Billy Ray Cyrus co-stars, Billy Ray and , will be hitting the DWTS stage next week.  This will be a return trip for who recently appeared as a competitor last season.  Miley, who’ll soon be embarking on a sold-out concert tour, and her dad will be premiering their new duet, ‘Ready, Set, Don’t Go’.

The single will hit the radio airwaves immediately following their performance next Tuesday.

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