updated 07:00 am EDT, Wed October 28, 2009
Heritage digital radio includes iPod dock
Revo has introduced Heritage, its latest multi-format digital radio with an iPod docking station. It earns its name from a classic European table radio design from the 50's and 60's, that includes aluminum, soft plastics, and walnut trim. Sound is nonetheless more modern with a custom designed 3-inch neodymium speaker driver, a 7W amplifier, and an OLED display. It supports a series of different broadcast types such as the UK's DAB and DAB+ digital radio broadcasts as well as FM and Internet radio over Wi-Fi.
Heritage also provides support for wireless audio streaming and docking for all current iPod models, along with access to the online music service Last.fm for recommendation-based streaming. Additionally, it's capable of playing a wide range of audio files from USB devices including memory sticks, as well as sharing content from either a Mac or PC.
Heritage is scheduled for release in the UK starting early November, and will have an official price of $230. A free 30-day Last.fm trial subscription is bundled in but will cost $3 a month to maintain.