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    USB radio NEW



    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1929

    New USB Radio at Deal Extreme. I don't know anything about it, just saw it on there today. The band range is "FM 76-108Mhz"

    Looks cheaper than the one at Brando. Worth checking out if somebody is buying stuff from Deal Extreme. DX does have a bunch of bits that can be used for a project.

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    Well it may turn out alright, but Im not confident that that antenna is gonna work in the car.
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    It doesn't say anything about RDS or HD either.
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    The case could always be cracked open, to solder on a different antenna. Some sort of pigtail or Motorola connector, so you can use stock car antenna. The new connector idea is what people plan/have done with the Brando USB radio.

    I doubt with an Chinese product like this, that is supports HD or RDS. It could though. There are some single chip solutions out there that support a bunch of different implementations.

    Until someone buys one and pops it about, there is no real way to tell. You could always ask the guys at DX. They're very could about getting these sorts of answers or pointing in the right direction.

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    man does anyone know if they are reputable? If so Im going to buy one and break it out of that shell.

    Easy enough to solder a different/car antenna on it and bam. It should work.
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    Free worldwide delivery as well - nice.

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    DX is very reputable. A bunch of people in the candlepower forums (flashlight geeks) shop with the guy. He gets very good marks from everyone there. I plan on ordering one next time I order some flashlight parts.

    Shipping does take a bit though. Quote from website on shipping below.



    Step 1 (1-3 days): Products are collected from our suppliers.

    Step 2 (<1 day): Order waits to get packaged.


    Step 3 (1 day): Order is packaged and shipped* to carrier (e.g. Hong Kong Post, EMS, UPS etc).

    Step 4 (10-13 days): Order is enroute via EMS or Hong Kong Post.


    Estimated Delivery Time:
    Airmail: 12 to 17 days.
    EMS: 7 to 10 days

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Anyone get theirs yet? Hows it going?
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    I have ordered one today, will post a feedback when i get hold of it.
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    got mine today..works well in the laptop..will be trying out in the carpc later today after work.
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