Onkyo has announced a value for money iPhone 5 compatible mini hi-fi called the CS-255DAB. The new system features Apple-certified connectivity for the iPhone 5 as well as older models. And, of course, it plays CDs.

A USB direct input allows you to playback audio from other smartphones and tablets while the DAB tuner gives you a wide choice of digital radio stations. 

Shipping with the CS-255DAB is a pair of two-way speakers. They feature 10cm cone drivers and a 2cm balanced-dome tweeter. The design of the cabinets is such that even at higher volume there is no distortion or audio issues with the speakers.

The top panel uses a Lightning charging dock, which is fairly rare for all in one systems at the moment. Those who use 30-pin Apple devices need connect via the front-mounted USB port.

You can also play back MP3 files direct from a USB stick, as well as AAC files. Radio functionality comes with 30-preset stations for the FM tuner and 40 memory presets for the DAB. 

The real bonus for the iPhone 5-capable mini system is that it costs £249 and will be shipping this July.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.

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