The Degen DE1108: a new multimedia device with shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Magdiel Cruz, who shares a link to the new Degen DE1108.

Perhaps “radio” doesn’t really describe this multimedia device, but it does feature shortwave, MW, LW, and FM reception along with the following features:

  • Dual touch screens
  • WiFi radio (at least, I believe it does based on the description)
  • Video playback via WiFi
  • SD Card and USB playback (supports WAV, APE, FLAC, MP3)
  • WIFI+ Bluetooth
  • AUX input
  • Custom audio

Here are some of the receiver specs (click to enlarge):

In truth, the translated product description on eBay is a bit humorous, but I suspect most of it is a machine translation from Chinese and has yet to be properly edited.

Obviously, this is not a standard portable or tabletop radio–I feel like it’s more of a multimedia device that also happens to receive shortwave. I doubt this will be a benchmark receiver, although I could be proven wrong.

Degen DE1108

The price is a hefty $449 US shipped on eBay. It’s also available on AliExpress for the same amount.

Thanks for the tip, Magdiel! Of course we’ll post updates as we learn more about the DE1108.

Click here to view on eBay.

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3 thoughts on “The Degen DE1108: a new multimedia device with shortwave radio

  1. Max

    What is this for? A piece of plastic worth $100 at the most. And still i wouldn’t buy it for that price.

  2. Steve

    Very interesting. I’d be interested to know if MW is subject to much noise from all the digital electronics.

    1. Don

      At $449, it would be foolish for me to purchase it since it is so new and untested by real SW enthusiasts. I myself have been in SW radio for over 60 years and this product appears to be targeted to younger generation who only have experience using Smart Phones with APPs being the easy way to be directed to, in this case radio frequencies. If you have very or no interest in SW radio, don’t waste your money on this product.


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