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NOVAC “Radio Mate DX”, USB AM-FM Radio Tuner
Radio Mate DX (a.k.a. NV-URA100DX) seems to be one of those USB radio tuners, however, it prefers to distinguish itself from others by promising much clearer sound and hence much enjoyable radio music listening thanks to its built-in loop antenna. Measuring 255mm x 225mm x 102mm and weighing around 350 g, it can support FM 76.0~108.0MHz and AM 520~1710kHz. Using its software and the timer function, it is possible to record music at any time that you assign. It works via USB 1.1 / 2.0 port of your PC, requires CPU Pentium 3 and later as well as min. 128 MB memory and is compatible with Windows XP(Home/Pro) Windows VistaWindows 7(only 32bit versions) for the time being as Novac states that they are working on making it compatible with with Mac OS X 10.4 later.
Available from December 11 on and retail price is estimated to be around 8,000 yen or 60€
The design seems cool as well, actually..