Genus debuts black tie DAB

DAB radios have finally thrown off the shackles of pleasant retro design and embraced modernity. To celebrate, Genus has fashioned the TORO, one of th

DAB radios have finally thrown off the shackles of pleasant retro design and embraced modernity. To celebrate, Genus has fashioned the TORO, one of the smartest radios we’ve clapped eyes on.

The combination of the matt black finish and blue backlit LCD is enough to sate our aesthetic longings, but there are plenty more sparks under the bonnet too.

It’s a dual DAB and FM affair to guarantee you coverage wherever you roam, but the really handy feature is the rechargeable battery – from one charge you’ll apparently get six hours playback, which should last your ill-advised February camping trip to Dorset.

If you’re tired of listening to the phone-in rants on BBC Five Live, you can always hook a jukebox up to the TORO via a line-in, or connect the radio to your hi-fi via the line-out for a more room-filling output.

Not happy with the mean black finish either? Luckily, the TORO’s a bit of a chameleon too – it’s available in white, red, navy blue, baby pink and chocolate (the colour, not made from Dairy Milk).

All in, it looks a steal at £100: have a look at Genus’ web site for more info.

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