ViewQuest Retro Radio's get Wi-Fi connectivity and Union Jack makeover

DAB, Home audio, Retro gear, Tech Digest news

2012-05-15 14.30.13.jpgViewQuest have updated their range of retro-styled radios. The Retro Radio Wi-Fi adds, you guessed it, wireless connectivity to the range, while a special edition Union Jack Retro Radio (without the Wi-Fi connectivity) has also been put together in time for this summer’s patriotic festivities.

Looking firstly at the Retro Radio Wi-Fi, you get wireless connectivity for accessing web radio stations and local weather and stock news through the backlit LCD display, an iPhone/iPod dock, Aux-in, DAB/FM radio and 10 channel presets. Packing 2×10 watt speakers, it’s available in two styles: ‘Black with Grey’ front and ‘Black with Cream’ front. It’s a penny shy of £149.99.

Next, the Union Jack Retro Radio offers similar connectivity, barring the wireless option. For £129.99 you’re getting an iPhone/iPod dock, DAB/FM radio, 10 presets, Aux-in, auto scan tuning, a backlit LCD screen and 15 hours of juice from four C size batteries, all wrapped up in leather Union Jack casing. It two uses 2×10 watt speakers.

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We had the pleasure of a brief hands-on play with the Wi-Fi Retro Radio this week, and came away pleasantly surprised by the quality of its build and solid sound. We particularly liked the nifty pop-out iPod dock, keeping connections safely tucked away when not in use.

We’ll be getting the Wi-Fi equipped radio in for a review shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for that when it touches down on Tech Digest in the coming weeks.

For more infor, visit the ViewQuest website.

Gerald Lynch
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