Griffin Technology today announced radio SHARK HD, a digital table-top radio for Mac and PC with HD Radio technology.
radio SHARK HD—an update to Griffin’s radioSHARK and radio SHARK 2—will house a radio tuner in a “shark fin” that connects to the USB port of a Mac or PC. With radio SHARK HD users will be able to listen to their favorite AM/FM stations in digital audio quality from their personal computers. With next-generation digital HD Radio technology from iBiquity, digital FM stations approach CD-quality sound, and digital AM stations approach FM-quality sound.
radio SHARK HD will allow users to pause live radio, and to schedule recordings of digital radio programming, similar to a DVR. It also will automatically identify radio stations and individual songs broadcast in digital format, and will allow users to review and playback music recorded from digital radio on a personal computer, sync recordings of digital radio programming to an iPod, and purchase songs heard on digital radio from Apple’s iTunes Store.
Griffin’s radio SHARK HD will work with personal computers running Mac OS X, Windows XP, or Windows Vista. The company expects it to be available in Summer 2007. Pricing has not yet been set.