Monday, August 24, 2009

Revo IKON - more promise than your average iPod dock

- 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,, 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 functionality - both listening and scrobbling, although it looks like the listening part is only free for 30-day trial, which is odd given that 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.

Feature list:
* 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

1 comment:

DrBobUK said...

Be nice to see Spotify supported in case the the iPhone app isn't approved.