Griffin Announces Shark 2 and Shark HD Radio TiVo’s
Griffin Technology has updated their Shark computer-controlled AM/FM Radio to version 2. The new version adds Internet radio and more sophisticated time-shift recording so you can record AM and FM radio broadcasts in real time, or set up recordings to occur later, or according to a repeating schedule. Recordings are saved to your hard disk, and can be added to your iTunes library for listening to on your iPod. Like a TiVo, Shark 2 can also pause live radio.
In addition to the Shark “Fin Antenna,” there’s an optional extension to get enhanced reception in case your computer is situated in your basement or another location of poor reception.
Griffin has also announced plans to develop the Shark HD, a digital table top radio for Mac and PC with High Definition Radio technology. The Shark HD will house a radio tuner in a shark fin that connects to the USB port of a Mac or PC. With Shark HD users will be able to listen to their favorite AM/FM stations in pure digital audio quality, conveniently from their personal computers. With next-generation digital HD Radio technology from iBiquity, digital FM stations approach CD-quality sound, and digital AM stations approach FM-quality sound.
The Shark 2 is now available for $49 bucks. No pricing or availability has been announced on the Shark HD. More information on the Griffin Shark 2.