updated 06:10 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007
Griffin radio SHARK HD
Griffin Technology has announced plans to develop radio SHARK HD, a digital table top radio for Mac and PC with HD RadioTM technology. radio SHARK HD--like Griffin's radioSHARKTM and radio SHARK 2--will house a radio tuner in a sleek "shark fin" that connects to the USB port of a Mac or PC. With radio SHARK HD users will be able to listen to their favorite AM/FM stations in pure digital audio quality, conveniently from their personal computers. Featuring next-generation digital HD Radio technology from iBiquity, digital FM stations nearly approach CD-quality sound, and digital AM stations approach FM-quality sound, according to the company.
HD Radio technology also makes "multicasting" possible, allowing broadcasters to double or triple the number of program streams (all free, of course) available to listeners. With innovative hardware-software integration from Griffin, next-generation digital radio becomes truly interactive. radio SHARK HD will allow users to "pause live radio," and to schedule recordings of digital radio programming. radio SHARK HD will go further by automatically identifying radio stations and even individual songs broadcast in digital format.
Finally, radio SHARK HD will allow users to review and playback music recorded from digital radio on a personal computer, sync recordings of digital radio programming to an iPod, and purchase songs heard on digital radio from Apple's iTunes Store.
Griffin's radio SHARK HD will work with personal computers running Mac OS X, Windows XP, or Windows Vista; itwill be available in Summer of 2007. (Pricing was not available.)