- Revo IKON
Announced today, for shipment in late October, is the Revo IKON.
List price is 280GBP
This looks like a good attempt at an all-in-one device - iPod dock, radio (FM, DAB/DAB+), internet radio, home media - with what should be pretty good sound for its size, combined with attractive looks and modern features (touchscreen, last.fm, album art, station info).
Inside it is using Frontier Silicon’s new multi-standard Venice 8 module.
If the implementation is a good as the device promises then this should be a winner - provided there are enough people who are willing to pay over 250GBP for something to do everything.
It includes last.fm functionality - both listening and scrobbling, although it looks like the listening part is only free for 30-day trial, which is odd given that last.fm is free for UK (and Germany plus USA) listeners. Support also claimed for Sirius, Rhapsody and Pandora - but today all of these require the listner to be in USA.
When playing your local music it will also try to show album art on the 3.5-inch touch-screen.
* 3.5” colour TFT touch-screen display
* High sensitivity DAB and DAB+ digital radio
* Advanced internet radio with Wi-Fi and wired LAN connection
* Easy access to over 11,000 internet radio stations (vTuner-based)
* Wirelessly stream music from your PC or MAC
* FM radio reception with RDS
* iPod docking functionality with full control and charging (folds away)
* 30 watts (2 x 15 watts) from class D amplifier
* NXT Balanced Radiator speaker technology
* Digital alarm clock with sleep and snooze
* 20 favourite station presets
* Compatible with all iPod and iPhone models
* Includes compact remote control
* 3.5mm headphone connector
* Stereo RCA line-out connectors
* Optical digital out connector
Click here for press release from Revo (PDF)
Click here for Revo image gallery