Roberts DABs the iPod

As if 20,000 songs wasn't enough, iPod will soon be able to pipe Five Live, 6 Music and Virgin Radio to your undeserving lugholes.Maker of all things

As if 20,000 songs wasn't enough, iPod will soon be able to pipe Five Live, 6 Music and Virgin Radio to your undeserving lugholes.Maker of all things radio, Roberts, has palled up with the digital boffins at Frontier Silicon to develop a DAB radio adaptor for the world's favourite music spinner.The plug-in will also have an old-school FM receiver for areas of patchy digital reception and will be 'about the size of an egg'.So why this sudden urge to DAB our iPods? Seems radio big wigs are worried that all the kids will be plugged into their iTunes rather than the Smash Hits Top 40 as in days of yore, which is why the industry's Digital Radio Development Bureau is backing this move.The BBC is thinking along similar lines, prepping a universal adaptor for all MP3 players that's still to see the light of day.We're expecting the Roberts contraption some time this autumn. As long as the signal doesn’t end up being completely scrambled, it could be really egg-cellent.

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