Unboxed – Revo Heritage

Judging by its touchscreen Ikon and angular Blik internet radios, we thought Revo was firmly entrenched in the modernista camp. But even they can't re

Judging by its touchscreen Ikon and angular Blik internet radios, we thought Revo was firmly entrenched in the modernista camp. But even they can't resist making a DAB, FM and Wi-Fi equipped bedside companion in the 60s mould – and the result is the really quite charming Heritage.

Having conducted Stuff's scientific prodding test on the aluminum grille and walnut veneer casing, we can confirm that this is a very well-made radio (as you'd hope for one that costs £230). The volume control on the side is particularly satisfying to spin. 

The Heritage matches its high design with some techy talents. On the top is an iPod dock, which supports iPhone, charges your player and displays track info on the main screen.  

Like the Ikon there's also support for Last.fm streaming, though you'll have to pay £3 a month for this once the 30 day trial expires. Naturally, you also get DAB and FM for when your Wi-Fi goes down.

The Heritage's Audio talents are handled by 3in speaker drivers and a 7W amp – our sample is not final production so we can't be definitive on sound quality yet, but our early listen suggests a crisp, well-rounded delivery with a reasonably powerful low end. 

The only slight disappointment is the bog-standard, bubble-buttoned remote, but there is some decent connectivity round the back including Ethernet and an aux-in. Look out for a full review on Stuff.tv very soon.