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