Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mei Tao, who writes:
These days I’ve just got the Tecsun’s newest product, the M-301 radio and would like to share some detailed information with you and other BCLers.
The M-301 has two color versions, white and black. It’s a three-in-one model including FM radio, Bluetooth Receiver and MP3 Player. As you can see in the below pictures, it’s very slim and compact, just slightly bigger than Apple 4S cell phone.
But it offers so many features–much more than similar radios I have owned. I had to take much effort to study how to operate it correctly.
Below are its major features:
- FM reception: Frequency coverage: 64-108, 76-108, 87-108, and 88-108MHz
- Bluetooth 5.0 technology: Can answer calls through the hands-free function.
- MP3 Player: It can play 16bit/44.1k FLAC/WAV/WMA/APE and MP3 format music stored in TF card (Max 128GB). Repeat mode: Folder/One.
- Recording: It has 3 recording modes–namely, Mic Recording, Radio recording and Bluetooth Recording.
- Three tuning methods: including manual tuning, ATS, tuning preset stations.
- 100 memory presets.
- Rechargeable battery: Working time for about 17 hours at medium volume, charging by DC 5V micro USB cable, charging time for about 2.5 hours.
- Can be used as computer external speaker through micro USB cable.
- Sleep timer: Shuts off automatically after specified times (0—120 minutes).
- Clock and alarm: wakes you up by radio broadcasting or music stored in the TF card.
- Can display Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature.
- Can store one favorite station or one music file on the “Favorite Program” button.
- Hand strap is also used as the antenna.
Yesterday, Jan 28th, the Tecsun M-30 hit the market in China, but I don’t know when or if it will be available in the North America and European markets in the future. I hope so.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Mei Tao! This looks like a nice, slim travel radio since it sports a clock and alarm and options for both Bluetooth and USB connectivity to other audio devices. While it’s a shame it doesn’t include AM or SW reception, I imagine FM reception will be great based on the fact this is such a strong suit for similar DSP portable receivers.
Thanks again for the very early tip on the M-301!