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Digital radio Lingo for iPhones

An impressive new iPhone accessory that turns your phone into a DAB+ receiver was unveiled during Australia’s digital radio 3rd birthday celebrations, radioinfo reports.

The Lingo radio module for iPhones plugs into the bottom socket, using the headphones as an antenna, to bring in DAB and FM free to air broadcasts into the iPhone. It also installs an app which controls station selection and shows the station’s visual data slideshow.

Lingo comes in two models, an external accessory called iMini and an integrated battery pack case and receiver called iRis. The device is the only DAB+ receiver so far to have passed iPhone’s accessory power requirements.

The radio receiver inside the battery pack also has a1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery to supplement the life of the phone battery.

Click here to see details of both models, and here to watch a demo.