Griffin Announces RadioSHARK and iFire
Update: Griffin has informed us that they plan to incorporate a one-click ‘transfer to iPod’ button in the software which controls the RadioSHARK.
Want to record your favorite radio show and take it with you on your iPod? Griffin Technology has developed the RadioSHARK AM-FM radio for OS X that can record AM, FM or Internet radio to your hard disk in AIFF format. You can then transfer the AIFF file to your iPod for listening on-the-go. The RadioSHARK features similar technology used in TiVo known as ‘time-shift’ recording which allows you to “pause a live broadcast and then return to it moments, or even hours later and continue from where you left off. You can also schedule a recording to happen while you’re away and then listen to the show at a later time.” The RadioSHARK is available for pre-ordering for $49.99 and is expected to ship at end of summer 2003.
Also announced is the iFire Amplifier and Adaptor which allows any computer with FireWire to use Apple’s Pro Speakers, including iPod. The iFire is also available for preorder for $39.99 and is expected to ship end of summer. You can see both products first-hand at booth number #240 at Macworld NY.
GRIFFIN UNVEILS RadioSHARK AM-FM RADIO WITH TIME-SHIFT AND INTERNET RECORDING
Company Also Announces iFire Amplifier and Adaptor for Apple Pro Speakers
NEW YORK, NY – July 16, 2003. Just in time for MacWorld Creative Pro Conference and Expo in New York, Griffin Technology, Inc. announces the RadioSHARK, an AM-FM Radio with time-shift and Internet recording capabilities. Designed for Mac OS X, RadioSHARK allows users to listen to and record their favorite AM or FM radio broadcasts. RadioSHARK allows the recording of scheduled radio events or as a way of ‘pausing’ live radio, giving the listener the ability to return where they left off moments or even hours later. It can also record audio Internet streams, either scheduled or real-time, from any streaming audio application. The RadioSHARK will begin shipping this fall for $49.99. Pre-orders are being taken online at http://www.griffintechnology.com
The RadioSHARK connects to and is powered by USB. The fin-shaped device acts as the antenna and can be adjusted and positioned for best reception. Once connected, all radio tuning and control is through its full-featured front-end application. Favorite station presets can be set with the click of a mouse and new stations can be scanned and tuned with ease. The RadioSHARK application is also where you can program the RadioSHARK to record your favorite broadcast to listen to later. You may also then transfer the recorded broadcast to an iPod or any other AIFF compatible digital music player for on the go replay.
Also debuting at MacWorld Creative Pro is the iFire Amplifier and Adaptor. The iFire allows any computer with a FireWire port to connect and power the popular and stylish Apple Pro Speakers. Before the iFire was developed, the only machines that could use the Apple Pro Speakers were machines that included the Pro Speaker Connector. Now with iFire, any FireWire equipped Mac like the new PowerMac G5 and the PowerBook can use the Apple Pro Speakers. Even iPods can play directly through a pair of Apple Pro Speakers with the use of the iPod FireWire power adaptor and the iFire.
Shawn King, host of the popular Internet Radio program, Your Mac Life, says, “Griffin has done it again. Always known for making cool, stylish products, the RadioSHARK lets me listen to my favorite radio shows when it’s convenient for me and the iFire finally lets me put to use those Apple Pro Speakers that have been gathering dust in my closet.”
Both new products will be on display at the Griffin Technology booth (#240) at MacWorld Creative Pro Conference & Expo in New York July 16-18. The RadioSHARK is available for preorder for $49.99. The iFire is also available for preorder for a price of $39.99. For more information and pictures, please visit http://www.griffintechnology.com Members of the media interested in contacting Griffin Technology can do so at the email address or phone number listed below.
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