If you’re a user of the Last.fm music streaming service, you’ll already know that it rocks, providing you with personalised playlists from their catalogue of 5 million tracks based upon the artists you select as your favourites. It’s a really great way to find new music, and it’s now also coming as part of the impressive Revo AXiS digital radio iPod dock, available from mid-October from Firebox.
It’s sporting a rather nifty design too. Your iPhone or iPod docks on top of the box, with a chunky volume dial sitting in the middle. A 3.5″ TFT touchscreen takes care of the controls with an icon-driven interface that should be easy enough to navigate for even technophobes.
In terms of sound quality, the Revo AXiS boasts an 8W class D amplifier and NXT’s patented Balanced Radiator (BR) loudspeaker technology, which according to the press release “combine the performance attributes of an NXT flat panel speaker, with the pistonic movement of a conventional loudspeaker” resulting in “a smooth frequency response, expansive sound stage and satisfying bass”.
As well as digital and internet radio capabilities, the Revo AXiS is also equipped with stereo RCA, AUX-IN, 3.5mm headphone and iPod/iPhone video out connections.
As for the Last.fm support, you can hook up with any previously activated account, or start a brand new one using the touchscreen itself. The radio comes with a 31 day Last.fm subscription, after which you have to pay £3.00 a month.
All in, it’s one of the most fully featured radio/dock mash-ups we’ve seen in a while. Available from the 15th October, it’s priced at £199.99. We hope to have a review unit in for testing soon, so check back then to see our full thoughts.