New digital radio provides ‘authentic hiss’ when owner more than an arm’s distance away

Citing the earlier public nostalgia for the crackles and pops of vinyl that accompanied the CD boom, the developers of DAB digital radio claimed to have re-created ‘the genuine wireless experience’ with a new feature that causes marginally intolerable hiss when a radio is left unattended.
Designers expressed confidence that new models, which slightly de-tune when owners step into the shower and then hiss intermittently until the phrase ‘oh this bloody radio’ is detected before re-tuning to crystal clear digital sound, would be a huge commercial hit.
‘For many, a radio is a companion to stressful modern life,’ explained a spokesman, ‘and having something to swear at violently when you miss the end of the Archers can really help take your mind off it all.’


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