Genus has developed a DAB radio designed around classic styling rather than the modern craze for plastic and metal.
The Type-R looks like a very high-quality retro radio; Genus boasts that it doesn’t have a single piece of plastic on it.
Instead, it has an anodized aluminium chassis, walnut end caps and handle underlay, and a leather back panel.
The controls on it are more closely related to LG’s Chocolate phone than other DAB radios, as it’s the first one with hidden touch controls.
A proximity sensor detects when someone is approaching the display, and illuminates it in red lettering against a sleek black background.
Other features include MaxxBass technology to increase bass performance, and a line-in socket so that DAPs and CD players can be connected to it.
The Genus Type-R is available from October for £150; seeGenus Digital