August 29, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Buttons are so old school.
In an attempt to make the good old radio interesting again, the Hidden Radio is more like a puzzle. How the heck do you turn this thing on? Electricpig says you can twist and pull it to make radio magic.
The unit goes up and down for on/off functions. Twist it to tune in stations. There is an LED in the base to give you some indication of signal strength. However, it’s more about the light show, versus giving you any station info.
Australian designer John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen put his heart and soul, but no buttons, into this minimalist design.
It looks like a good Christmas gift, assuming you can find one. Apparently info on production or pricing is as hidden as the unit’s controls. Email the website to get more info.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.