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NEWS: Dualit launches DAB Lite radio

By Joe Cox | Thu, 1 May 2008, 10:43am

We were surprisingly impressed by Dualit's first offering to the radio market, the Dualit DAB kitchen radio offering a stylish finish backed-up by decent sound. A year or so on and the company has got round to a second release. The DAB ...

NEWS: Sharp's new 2.1 home cinema system

By Joe Cox | Wed, 30 Apr 2008, 2:56pm

Sharp has announced its latest 2.1 home cinema in a box system, the HT-DV50H. From what we can see it's essentially a floorstanding version of the HT-DV40H, with two tallboy speakers rather than the small, horizontal standmounters used ...

NEWS: We7 and Sony BMG offer tunes for free

By Joe Cox | Mon, 28 Apr 2008, 5:49pm

We7.com has added Sony BMG to the list of record labels on its advert-supported download service. The website has over 500,000 tracks from the likes of Bob Dylan, Editors and Alicia Keys thanks to the Sony BMG tie-in. Tracks are available ...

NEWS: Intelliplug wins Innovation Award

By Joe Cox | Tue, 22 Apr 2008, 2:47pm

In the past it may well have been hard to square your love of AV with your natural concern for the environment, but slowly but surely, it's becoming easier to offset your ravenous consumption of power. Not only are TVs becoming more ...

NEWS: Hitachi's Ultra Thin TVs out next month

By Joe Cox | Tue, 22 Apr 2008, 10:58am

Hitachi's Ultra Thin range of TVs are all set for release in the UK next month, so says Comet, one of the stores that will be first to stock the slim-line sets. There will be three LCDs released, in 32, 37 and 42in forms, each of which ...

NEWS: Linn's Majik slice of turntable history

By Joe Cox | Mon, 21 Apr 2008, 5:53pm

Thirty-five years after the launch of the Sondek LP12, Linn has released an all-new tribute of sorts, the Majik LP12. Based on the original, benchmark-setting Sondek, the Majik version adds a new Linn power supply, a solid base board, an ...

NEWS: Targus releases portable NXT speakers

By Joe Cox | Mon, 21 Apr 2008, 5:18pm

Targus, previously 'known' for computer accessories, has launched two new portable speaker systems for the MP3 market. The flat as a pancake Traveler's Choice speakers and the folding design of the Portable Speaker Book (left) ...

NEWS: Creative's portable dock for iPod nano

By Joe Cox | Wed, 9 Apr 2008, 2:42pm

It's hard to make an MP3 speaker dock that stands out from the crowd, so Creative have come up with a couple of novel twists. For one, the Travelsound i80 is a dock that's designed especially for the 3rd generation iPod nano. ...

NEWS: Roberts' all-in-one music system

By Joe Cox | Tue, 8 Apr 2008, 2:20pm

If you like the idea of having one unit that takes care of all your audio needs, the Roberts Sound 24 could be the portable solution for you. Not only does it deliver Roberts' traditional FM and DAB radio tuners and necessary speakers ...

NEWS: UPDATED PICS: Home-cinema-in-a-rack from Sony

By Joe Cox | Fri, 4 Apr 2008, 4:42pm

While we haven't ourselves seen a Sony product as yet – though the RHT-G1000 is available – we have got to grips with a couple of these multi-purpose AV racks before. For all intents and purposes TV stands, the new RHT-G900 (above) and ...