radios

The 1930s Refrigerator-Radio Combo That Never Quite Took Off

By the late 1930s the vast majority of American households had a radio. So how were radio manufacturers supposed to expand their market? By insisting that the ideal American home has a radio in every room. Sometimes that meant putting radios in the latest appliances — like right inside every American’s favourite new gadget, the mechanical refrigerator.


These New Black Ops Radios Are Better Than Some Mobile Phones

There is no internet connectivity or reception in the remote locations frequented by American Special Forces, so they bring their own. Using a new generation of squad-based radio technology known as wideband tactical communications networks, our secret forces can call, text or video conference from anywhere in the world.


What Is This? A Radio For Ants?

A group of mechanical engineers at Columbia University have produced the world’s tiniest FM radio transmitter. At its heart is a micrometre-sized oscillator powered by one-atom-thick graphene. But more than serving as a lilliputian proof of concept for tiny broadcasting equipment, this could help revolutionise smartphones and other gadgets.


Why A Clock Radio Is The Best Way To Wake Up

I recently invested in an AM/FM clock radio, and I will never look back. Why? Because radio in the morning is the best way to wake up.


A Sleek Clock Radio For Rocking Out To Top 40 Hits

Maybe you’re old fashioned and you just want to listen to the radio sometimes. Here’s Lexon Design’s Modern Titanium clock to satisfy your old school desires.


Lexon's Flow Is So Beautiful You'll Forgive It For Being Just A Radio

With an endless supply of streaming media at our fingertips, who in their right mind would spend money on a radio these days? That’s probably the same question Lexon’s designers were asking themselves, just before they came up with the stunning design for the company’s Flow FM radio.


Muji's Minimalist Bluetooth Speaker Will Disappear Into Your Walls

It borrows its design from the Japanese company’s popular wall-hanging CD player, but Muji’s new mountable Bluetooth speaker is far more useful in this day and age. It’s a lot cheaper too, coming in at around $US95.


Fit This Radio Into Your Classic Caddy, Play It With Your Smartphone

You have a vintage car, but you have normal ears and want a sound system that’s up with the times. RetroSound’s new classically styled Model Two in-dash radio runs like a new-fangled modern setup because it is a new-fangled modern setup, with Bluetooth and all.


This Adorable Radio Will Brighten Up Any Room

Design is often about simplicity — and this little radio has that in spades. The brainchild of designer Ionna Vautrin, it blends old and new to create an adorable little gadget that would brighten up any room.


Griffin's iTrip Auto Transmitter Now Streams Harman Aha Content

Drivers stuck with just an FM radio in their rides can now access Harman’s Aha streaming content through Griffin’s iTrip Auto transmitter. The service, which includes over 30,000 stations covering everything from music, to news, to audiobooks, has typically only been available in new vehicles or aftermarket in-dash stereos.


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