Freeplay announces wind-up DAB


Alternative energy company Freeplay, famous for those wind-up radios, is to enter the DAB market – reports this week’s ERT.

Rory Stear, the company’s chairman and chief exec told ERT that while design hasn’t been decideded upon, product development is racing ahead with a launch hopefully before Christmas. “Obviously we can’t ignore the DAB market, as it has become the way of the world in the UK market.” Production of AM/FM radios (such as the one pictured) will be unaffected.

Stear insists that the DAB radio would add ‘Freeplay value’ with “alternative power sources, including solar, kinetic and windpower, paramount.” Also promised are two new torches, Sherpa Xray and Sierra.

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