NEWS: Magic Box Touch portable DAB radio available now for £60

If you'd prefer your portable DAB radio to have a more modern look, rather than the retro design that seems to be much in vogue these days, then the shiny black £60 Magic Box Touch unit shown here might fit the bill.

The Touch has an alarm clock, a connection for your MP3 player, a power output of 6w from its stereo speakers, FM/RDS functionality and 20 presets (10 DAB/10FM).

It can be mains or battery powered, has auto scanning for DAB and FM stations, touch controls (hence the name, we assume) and a backlit LCD display.

The tuner handles DAB Band III and FM reception, and is capable of decoding DAB transmissions at up to 256 kbps.

Connections include a 3.5mm headphone socket, stereo phono out, a 3.5mm auxiliary input for MP3 players and other portable devices and a 9V DC power adaptor socket.

Magic Box's Touch measures 11.5 x 27.5 x 6.5cm (hxwxd), and is available from for £59.99.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.