New digital radioDualit launches digital radio

23 March 2006

Dualit, famous for its stylish range of toasters and kettles, yesterday entered the world of home entertainment by launching its first digital radio.

At first look, you could mistake the radio for one of Dualit's iconic toasters - with its boxy shape and polished metallic finish. Dualit says this is intentional, to co-ordinate its style with that of the rest of the Dualit collection. The family includes toasters, kettles and blenders.

The Dualit DAB Kitchen Radio doesn't sport some of the more advance features we've come to expect from such radios, such as the ability to pause and rewind live radio. But it does offer a few unique extras.

Radio has kitchen timer

The radio has a kitchen timer to ensure you never lose track of your baking, and comes with a built-in rechargeable battery - so you can move the radio out to the garden.

Andy Neeson, Which? digital radio specialist, said: 'The DAB radio market has seen massive growth in the last few years; last year around 500,000 radios were sold in December alone. In particular the table-top or kitchen radio has been at the centre of this boom. Dualit will no doubt be trying to capitalise on this growth.'

The Dualit DAB Kitchen Radio will be available from John Lewis for around GBP 200. There's more on this new radio in May's Which?.