Tivoli SongBook AM/FM Radio
By James Grahame
Tivoli Audio offers a range of analog radios designed by Henry Kloss. This isn't one of those. The SongBook marks a new direction for Tivoli by incorporating a "highly sensitive" digital AM/FM tuner. Gone is the massive (and incredibly precise) analog tuning dial, replaced by five preset buttons.
The SongBook weighs about 3.5 lbs and comes in a variety of colors - some more attractive than others. The design is definitely more radio than clock, and I doubt it would find a home on my bedside table. Instead, it's a simple and relatively sturdy device that I'd take to the cottage or camping. My only gripe is the price: $159.99 is a lot for a bog-standard radio design, even if it does include a line-in for my iPod.