Grundig G3 - Now shipping
Universal Radio has announced, on their product page, that the Grundig G3 is now shipping. I’ve already ordered one to review.
Pricing is $149.95–a price point similar to the Grundig G5 (which no longer appears in Grundig’s product line). Through Universal, you actually get a Grundig AN200 indoor antenna as a bonus–currently the best deal I could find amongst retailers. See our previous post regarding the Grundig G3 for additional information, and check out Universal’s product page. We will post new info on the G3 as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Universal is now offering a free Grundig AN200 antenna with the G3 purchase ($149.99).
UPDATE: Click here to see our initial G3 review.
Amazon.com is showing the price of the Grundig G3 at $150 with a delivery date in 2-4 weeks–click here for their product page.
Grundig G3 Voyager
Universal Radio has just posted a product page for a new Grundig portable–the Grundig G3 Voyager. Feature wise, it looks like a marriage of the G6 and G5 in that it has full LW/MW/AM/FM coverage, plus the G6’s aircraft band. Physically, the G3 resembles the G5.
What could make the G3 Voyager a highly competitive portable, though, is the fact that it will offer Synchronous Detection. This feature reduces fading and adjacent station interference on shortwave frequencies. The other notable portable with this feature is the trusty Sony ICF-7600GR.
Note that the G3 has not not hit retailer shelves yet, nor does it have FCC approval. Subscribe to our RSS feed, or check back here often as we will announce when the G3 becomes available.
UPDATE 01/10/09 – Etón has now released a product spec sheet (below) and has the G3 listed on their website (link below).
UPDATE: The Grundig G5 no longer appears on the etón website. Perhaps the G3 is replacing it?
Please comment on this post or contact me if you have more information about the G3. I will add info as it becomes available.