If these clock radios this sound familiar, because their creator, Tivoli Audio, has been spitting about the same thing for 11 years . Their guts, at least, have changed over time, and here at IFA company has two models – the PAL + mobile and stationary over the model 10 + – the two hinges on the support for digital radio. Each is compatible with DAB +, DMB and DAB, in addition to good old FM, has two alarms and support five presets for each band. The main difference is that the PAL + is weatherproof and battery, rated over the last three and a half hours unplugged. At £ 1.85 it’s still heavy enough that we never throw in a briefcase, but in a world where it costs less money or not we could take to the beach. You can, if you were so inclined, use the included remote control to navigate the user interface, but there is also a scroll wheel up top – a nice idea, we thought, until you go realize that pushing the button in the middle to scroll through each menu gets boring quickly. As for audio quality, the speakers are powerful enough that their sounds could rise above the din of the showroom, but we could still hear some tinniness come through. The pair are available now, get 299 million (£ 299) and $ 399 (£ 399), respectively, which means that HD radio or not, are always glorified alarm clocks.
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