In a comment, SWLing Post reader Owl mentions:
“Tecsun has just released ICR-110 which is as BIG as the PL-880 and seems to have the same speaker too.”
The ICR-110 can be found on eBay–click here to search. At $46.00 US shipped, I’m very tempted to purchase it. Though it lacks shortwave, it appears that it can record AM (MW) and FM broadcast stations in either MP3 or WAV formats. While I’ve yet to find a radio that can make a digital recording with acceptable fidelity (the CC Witness Plus being a notable exception) I would like to think the engineers at Tecsun have nailed it.
I have a friend who has recently purchased the ICR-110, and am looking forward to his review! (hint, hint)