They’re old-fashioned, but still have a few tricks
The humble radio has come a long way – it’s now more like a mini-system or multimedia streamer. One of these might be the ideal solution to your table-top hi-fi needs
You don’t have to spend all your pocket money on a fancy hi-fi system if you want to listen to music. For some, all you need is an oldfashioned radio. No longer confined to just a few fuzzy stations, the four new radios in this round-up also double up as multimedia streamers, even mini hi-fi systems that let you play your own music.
Ideal for the bedroom, kitchen or living room, they range from £120 to £400, and have FM and DAB tuners as standard. But that’s not all.
There’s something for everyone here: small and portable (Sony), compact with internet radio (Philips), a retro design that doubles up for stereo sound (The+radio), and “I’m more of a feature-packed streamer than a radio, really” (Roberts).
Take your pick.