World’s first digital radio featuring computer voice mechanism?

What is claimed to be the world’s first digital radio featuring a computer voice mechanism is being launched by electronics manufacturer Pure.

The Sonus-1 XT uses a voice technology called iVOX, designed by Pure’s in-house design team based in Hertfordshire, which is headed by Tim Lewis.

It uses recorded speech to read back your alarm time and radio settings – these are accessed by tapping the radio set’s handle, which also acts as a snooze control.

The voice technology also brings to life the radio’s scrolling text, a key feature of digital sets that enables listeners to hear information about selected radio programmes.

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