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NEWS: Nextbase Media 22 Entertainment Centre covers all the bases

The device you see here is – pause for deep breath – the Nextbase Media 22 Entertainment Centre.

Basically, it's an iPod dock with built in DVD/CD player, TV tuner, FM radio and Bluetooth streaming for playback of music on Bluetooth mobile phones.

It costs £300 and also comes equipped with a five-driver, 2.1-channel speaker system, a 20w subwoofer, remote control and the ability to play music from USB and flash memory portable music devices.

You can view TV on the 3.5in screen, which also displays a simple, icon-driven menu system, or alternatively hook it up to your own screen using the standard Scart connection.

All the speakers and electronics are housed in a solid wooden structure, which is in turn covered in a gloss black plastic skin.

The Nextbase Media 22 supports most iPods, DiVX, Bluetooth A2DP, SD/MMC/MS card readers and JPEG/MPEG picture discs. It's distributed in the UK by BBG, and is available from www.askdirect.co.uk.

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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 whathifi.com 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.