The Genus Type-R DAB Radio. Nice to see elegant, timeless design return to the world of digital radio with this little toy. Lots of high tech buried in the faux Roberts facade though – touch sensitive controls, proximity sensor which senses when your hand approaches and illuminates the controls, iPod compatible line in and rechargeable battery pack. Real walnut facings too, not plastic. £149.95.
MaxxBass – a patented technology increasing bass performance (up to an extra 1.5 octaves in the lower range) without speaker degradation so providing a beautifully rich hi fidelity sound via two full range drivers. High quality materials – anodised aluminium chassis, real walnut end caps & handle underlay, genuine leather back panel, turned aluminium on/off button, charcoal speaker cloth and an ink-filled enamel badge demonstrate an intense attention to detail. There is not a single plastic moulding.