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Tivoli Audio iYiYi

In most cases, I’d rather have 1 item that performs two functions instead of 2 that each only perform one. But for some reason, listening to iTunes on my computer doesn’t really work for me while I’m using my computer. It slows down my computer a little and the speakers leave a little to be desired. I’ve been wanting a external way to listen to my iTunes library and I think this may just be it.

“The iYiYi system connects and charges all dockable iPods. Its precise digital tuner includes five FM and five AM station preset buttons, a ‘seek’ function, and built-in AM and FM antennas. The backlit display provides information on station tuning, the time, and the 20-minute sleep timer indicator. It all adds up to the ultimate home audio system for anyone looking for iPod and radio control in one unit. Available in black and white. Dimensions: 7.36″H x 11.88″ W x 8.66″ D. Weight: 6.33 lbs”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Tivoli Audio iYiYi here

shower radio

It’s been forever since I had a shower radio. I think I want to bring that back into my routine.

• Splash-proof and water-resistant design
• Large, clear speaker
• Suction cup; non-slip handle and hanging cord • Plastic
• Do not submerge in water
• Requires three AA batteries (not included)

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy shower radio here

Lexon Foam Radio

A new clever foam radio from Lexon…

This funky little radio by Elise Berthier is pretty basic – a straightforward AM/FM radio encased in a slab of foam – but produces surprisingly good sound, thanks to its built-in amplifier. Takes 4 AAA batteries (included). Also available in black.

Care instructions: Avoid getting wet. Dust with a soft, dry cloth

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Lexon Foam Radio here

Radiant FM Desk Radio Black

I’m always delighted with small, shiny, lucite-ish things, and the fact that this is a radio AND it gives off a glow, makes me think it’s a winner. Definitely qualifies as a nice safe gift that someone would appreciate…

“This unique radio emits a LED glow when turned on. Use the center button to turn the radio on or off and to find your FM station. Uses DC adaptor or 2 ‘AAA’ batteries.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Radiant FM Desk Radio Black here

plug in fm radio by m. luck, m. barandard and c. fuchs

So small and cute, and really quite an effective design. Well done, Misters M. Luck, M. Barandard and C. Fuchs.

“winner of the discovery prize at NOW design in 2001 and at APCI in 2001. this fm radio functions with neither batteries nor wires! plug this radio into an electrical outlet to charge and 10 hours of charging will yield over 10 hours of operation.

this radio features a fold out round antenna and adjusting wheels for volume and tuning on the sides. this model is made by the process of plastic casing.”

4″w x 4″h x 1.4″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy plug in fm radio by m. luck, m. barandard and c. fuchs here

PAL radio, iPod compatible

I’m not much of a gadget-y type person, but I’m drawn to this little radio and it’s easy-to-use interface. The iPod compatibility is a major plus (as well as the weather resistant rubberized cabinet).

“Portable Audio Laboratory Rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery pack; charges in 3.5 hours, AC adaptor included. 5:1 tuning ratio, enabling easy and accurate station tuning, automatic Frequency Control keeps frequency locked to center of station; telescoping FM antenna; built-in AM antenna; auxiliary input jack for CD player, MP3 player and other devices, and headphone jack supplied on back panel.”

6.5″ tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy PAL radio, iPod compatible here

Poe Radio

The Poe Radio (Philippe Starck, 1997) is going out of production. So if you’re wanting one of these in ivory you better snap it up pronto.

Functions: has automatic search facility

10.12″ high 5.50″ dia 6.5″ dia top

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Poe Radio here

Moosk Radio by Philippe Starck

“The Moosk radio, designed by Gerome Oliviet with artistic direction from Philippe Starck, has fascinating sculptural qualities that push the envelope of audio equipment. This functioning FM radio has adjustable volume and tuning dials concealed at the base, and includes a curved attachment for optional wall hanging. Constructed of durable thermoplastic polymer and available in blue-grey or white, Mooosk is a remarkable piece that reflects Philippe Starck’s love of curved forms.”
Dimensions: 8.25″w x 3″h x 5.75″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Moosk Radio by Philippe Starck here

Radio Rabit

Who needs a big fancy radio when you can just have a little rabbit? I get tired of listening to iTunes at work and sometimes I long for a little new hip hop or NPR…

I wish the radio plugged in instead of requiring batteries, but for $12 I won’t complain too much. Besides, the eyes are the buttons to change the station! And, when the antenna is not in use, it collapses into the bunny head concealed as his left ear. His mouth is the speaker.

Radio requires two AA batteries, batteries not included.
2 1/2” × 5”

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Radio Rabit here

SongBook radio (red)

This little baby has everything you need to get out of bed in the morning (except a cup of coffee). It’s a radio and a digital alarm clock in one, with auto/manual tuning and 5 station presets, as well as an auxiliary input jack for other devices (like a CD player or MP3 player) just in case you need that too. An external power supply is included or you might choose to use the rechargeable battery-powered option. My favorite part is color options- it’s available in the nice red you see here, or black, white, and yellow.

Also, it’s casing is made of weather resistant rubber.

7 1/4″ W x 6 3/16″ H x 2 1/16″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy SongBook radio (red) here

Lexon dolman mini radio

Why aren’t there more electronics like this? It’s a radio with two simple buttons for volume, two toggle buttons for on/off and am/fm and a rotary dial for the stations. Perfect for NPR or kickin’ out the jams at work.

Did I mention a state of the art amplifier and that it’s AC rechargeable?

Purchase Information:

Price: $74.00
Availability: Buy Lexon dolman mini radio here

Tivoli Sirius radio

You early adopters out there will like the new Tivoli SIRIUS radio, the first satellite table radio designed exclusively for home use. Delivers digital quality sound in 65 commercial-free music channels*, and over 40 news, sports and entertainment channels.

The radio is housed in a cherry wood cabinet with taupe metallic faceplate.

*Subscription required. Activation fees applies

Purchase Information:

Price: $300
Availability: Buy Tivoli Sirius radio here

Tykho Radio

Splash and shock-resistant radio coated in synthetic rubber. The antenna doubles as the tuner knob. Takes four AA batteries (not included).

Size: 3.5h x 5.5w x 1.75″d.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55
Availability: Buy Tykho Radio here