Magicbox launches handheld Touch DABRadio features sleek touch-sensitive design
28 July 2008
Magicbox has abandoned the traditional retro design common to many DAB digital radios with its latest hand held digital radio.
Instead, the pocket-sized Touch radio is more similar to modern mobile phones and MP3 players.
We've had a first look at the radio, which is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand.
The Touch is very compact and has a sleek rear-lit touch-sensitive interface which lets you choose from both digital and FM radio stations.
You can select up to 40 preset stations from those available in your area.
However, on the downside, there is only a maximum of ten digital radio presets.
A lock button prevents you from unintentionally activating the touch-sensitive controls, and the sleek surface is easy to wipe clean in the event of spills.
The radio is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery and the aerial is integrated into the headphone lead.
Unfortunately this means you will be unable to use alternative headphones to those provided with the product.
However, by connecting to auxiliary speakers you will be able to take advantage of full stereo-quality digital radio, which you cannot do through the earphones alone.
The radio is available now for £79.99