Indian electronic brand iGear has recently announced a retro styled 7-band radio enhanced with bluetooth technology and MP3 playback feature. Dubbed the ‘Vintage Vibes’, the new radio is classified by the company as a highly portable audio player for anyone who wants to enjoy personal music or tune in to their local radio stations on FM, AM or SW (SW1-SW5) with the liberty of connecting their gadgets for Bluetooth audio.
iGear Founder Kamlesh Sharma commented on the new audio accessory stating, “The iGear Vintage Vibes is a superb retro-style accessory for anyone who wants to re-live the past where one can tune on to their favourite local radio stations while enjoying the amenities of advanced today’s wireless audio technology. It also features solar charging and an emergency torch which makes it a very unique gadget ideal for camping and trekking.”
The iGear Vintage Vibes features a telescopic antenna for FM and SW radio which can help with receiving radio signals even in remote areas. On the design front, the radio sports analog dials and switches for volume control, radio tuning or mode selection thus giving its users the 80s feel. If you are retro fan, then this device might actually spike some interest in you.
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The iGear Vintage Vibes features a built-in MP3 player and you can plug in a USB pen drive or TF card. It comes with Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity which allows you to pair your smartphone, tablet or laptop to stream audio.
The 8W audio speaker system inside the iGear Vintage Vibes has a 4-way charging method to keep it powered. It can be powered using the standard household 220V AC power lines or a standard 5V DC micro USB phone charger. It sports an in-built 1200mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that can power it up when there’s no power source
Priced at INR 2,250, the vintage styled radio also comes packed with solar charging option while weighing just 853 grams and featuring a compact form-factor. It is available for purchase on e-commerce portals like Amazon.in and Flipkart.com.