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Monitor Audio Readies First Internet Radio/Dock

Pickering, Ontario
– Speaker maker Monitor Audio will enter the tabletop-radio market in the U.S.
with first-quarter shipments of tabletop FM/Internet radio with integrated iPod/iPhone

The $449-suggested
AirStream 20 incorporates FM tuner, front-facing dock and Wi-Fi, which enables
streaming of thousands of Internet radio stations and music stored on a
networked PC. The new model is compatible with all iPod/iPhone models,
including the latest iPhone 4, the company said.

The AS20 features
low-resonance aluminum chassis, touch-sensitive menu buttons on top, a
top-mounted control dial, and two full-range drivers designed and voiced by the
British-owned company.

Consumers navigate
an iPod/iPhone menu by using the AS20’s intuitive control dial and touch-sensitive
buttons. Access to music from other personal players is via 3.5mm input jack. Other
features include an Ethernet port, dual alarm-clock functions and
black-and-white LED display.

 It will be displayed at International CES.