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Vita Audio R1 MkII portable music system arrives with retro-style carry case

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Way back in the depths of 2007, we featured the original Vita Audio R1, a cool, retro-styled radio with a nice wooden finish. Fast forward three years and the Vita Audio R1 MkII portable music system, sporting a rather stylish carry case.

The new version of the hip audio cube has DAB, DAB+ and FM reception, input for your iPod or MP3 player, large digital display and clock/alarm functions. Reason enough for considering a purchase. But now there's also the CarryPack, a high-quality hand-stitched case, available in black or tan leather for that retro finishing touch. There's also a BackPack too, a rechargeable NiMH battery system which attaches and blends with the rear panel for up to 20 hours of replay on the go.

The radio will sell for £159.99, the CarryPack for £39.99 and the BackPack £49.99. All will be available from John Lewis from late June.

John Lewis website

2 thoughts on “Vita Audio R1 MkII portable music system arrives with retro-style carry case

  1. Lovely, but I wish someone would do something similar that could read MP3s off a memory card or USB stick, so much neater than plugging an mp3 player in with a wire.

  2. I own the original R1 it is the best looking and sounding radio I have ever had! Cant wait for the new R1 to come out and am definately going to put my name on one! I also own the R4 – if you like R1 you will love R4!!

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