Ruark Audio updates R1 DAB radio

British company, Ruark Audio, has announced a new version of its iconic R1 DAB radio. Designed and built by a company with 30 years experience of producing the best in British sound, the R1 is finished in real walnut, soft black and soft white. Features include DAB, DAB+, FM and Bluetooth to stream music from smartphones, tablets and computers.…

Why the £15 DAB digital radio is weeks away

Not too long ago DAB radio seemed to have a glittering future. Championed by the BBC and backed by a slew of high profile manufacturers it seemed inevitable that DAB would be the radio format of the future. However in the last two years much has changed and DAB radio is now at an interesting crossroads.

Pure Chronos iDock with USB PowerPort

Listen to your iPod/iPhone when you wake up with this latest Chronos iDock clock radio. Part of Apple's "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone" programmes, Chronos iDock Series II enables also boasts stereo DAB, DAB+ and FM clock radio.

Track and 'now playing' information is displayed on the Chronos iDock Series II screen and users can control their iPod/iPhone via the radio or remote control.

Based on the award-winning Chronos iDock and available in black or white it comes with enhanced controls including a rotary dial and larger, easy-to-use buttons. PowerPort provides charging for USB accessories such as a mobile phone charger, reading light or even cup warmer solving the problem of having insufficient power points next to the bed.

Other features includefour independent alarms (for waking to DAB/ FM, iPod/iPhone or a tone) adjustable sleep and snooze timers and a light sensor which automatically dims the display. An MP3/CD player or headphones can be connected and a matching remote control is also supplied.

Monitor Audio's unusual Airstream digital radio

British company Monitor Audio is probably best known for its high-quality, hi-fi speakers but here's a DAB radio which stands out from the crowd – even the PR described it over the phone as the 'marmite' of DAB radio. You'll either love it or hate it.

Dubbed the Airstream 10, it certainly looks interesting, though I'm not sure how practical it would be in the kitchen – kind of looks like it will topple over.