After Months of Breathless Anticipation, Sony Introduces A New AM/FM Radio
By James Grahame
It's like 1991 all over again, except without the cassette tapes. Sony is set to debut the SRF-18 transistor radio in Japan at the end of October. Its cleverest feature: It can output audio to an mp3 player or phone. Its second cleverest feature: You can play audio from your mp3 player through its 80 mW speakers.
In all seriousness, this the perfect radio to have around if a Godzilla were to suddenly plunge your seaside town into a dark and scary radioactive nightmare, since two AA batteries will provide almost 2 days of up-to-the-minute emergency broadcasts.
The price for all this analog awesomeness? About $45.
Sony SRF-18 Portable Radio [translated]