Best gadgets of 2012: Ruark Red radio

Father-and-son team Brian and Alan O?Rourke formed Southend-on-Sea-based Ruark Acoustics in 1986.

This limited-edition, retro red radio, officially known asthe “Ruark Red” R1 MkII,?marks the company’s 25th anniversary.

It has ten station presets, an iPod input, silver metal grilles and a gloss lacquer finish.

It also has an easy-to-read large format display that automatically adjusts to suit the light conditions in the room.

Audio performance is top notch thanks to the custom made 3.5″ drive unit and nine-watt integrated amplifier.

Dubbed the Aston Martin of digital radios?, the Ruark Red designed and engineered from the ground up in the UK, with each unit individually numbered will set you back £179.99.

Retailers include in John Lewis, Selfridges and House of Fraser.

Get one for your office.

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