For all the merits of the new miniaturised shuffle, it’s still only an MP3 player. The Trinloc Fusion can do that – and adds DAB, mkaing it the smallest DAB receiver in the world.
How small? 87.5mm x 37mm x 22mm and weighing in at 38g. The DAB tuner receives DAB Band III, with 20 DAB presets to save your favourites, along with FM radio if you can’t locate a DAB signal. If you get tired of the radio, the Fusion is also a digital music player, good for MP3, WMA, WAV and OGG files (no DRM as far as we know). There’s 1GB of storage for your tunes, or you can save JPEG photos and use it as a portable photo album (but don’t expect too much of the 64 x 128 65k CSTN colour display).
Power is by 2x AAA batteries, which should give you 10 hours DAB or 22 hours MP3 playback. Available from November, expect to pay around £100.