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Coby Cranks Out Cordless HD Radio
The company has introduced two new units -- including one that leaves wires behind.
Coby HD Radio
Coby just announced two new HD Radios, starting at $99.
July 22, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

While some can’t quite take the leap to HD Radio, Coby keeps trying to entice.

The manufacturer just announced two new HD Radio receivers. According to Coby, the HDR-700 ($149) is “the first-ever cordless HD Radio receiver,” allowing it to go anywhere without the hassle of wires. Aside from a rechargeable battery, it also features an SD card slot. If you’re not looking for bells, whistles, and wireless access, the HDR-650 ($99) plays the same stations, featuring an LCD with info on the artist, song and radio station.

Each one promises hundreds of HD2 and HD3 channels, as well as 1,700 “crystal-clear” AM and FM HD Radio stations, without a subscription.

“Our new receivers are the perfect way for consumers to get in on the HD Radio experience,” said Mark Farish, Coby’s head of marketing. :We’re excited to be among the very first manufacturers to enter into this fast-growing CE category and to introduce our signature feature-loaded products designed to help consumers capture the remarkable sound quality and rich reception of HD Radio technology at the most affordable possible price points.”

Both units will be available in August.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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