Sub $50 HD Radio On The Horizon?
May 14, 2009 at 4:59 AM (PT)
HD Radio has been slow making inroads into the U.S. market, but SLASHGEAR.COM reports a new radio offering could be the budget gadget that accelerates that. Expected to retail for under $50 when it launches in a few months time, the unnamed HD Radio has a full color display and standard 3.5mm headphone socket.
According to their sources, the HD Radio will land at a "big box retailer" sometime over the summer. As well as HD Radio it’ll be able to pick up FM broadcasts, but there’s no word on battery life, AM capabilities or manufacturer. That button on the right-hand side, with the round icon, looks a little like a recording key, which might suggest you can load up a memory card and record OTA broadcasts.
The downsides -- apart from the lack of information -- are that it lacks Bluetooth support and apparently isn’t the smallest gadget on the block.