Pioneer Press
November 11, 1996

TECH

Personal Technology, Business and Computing

HARDWARE

Gigahertz and ye shall receive (via new wireless technology)

by Mary Purpura and Paolo Pontoniere

Tiny Radios

Here's a novelty for Walkman fans: a tiny, self-contained radio that fits inside the ear. Available in both AM and FM models, the radios, made by American Technology Corp. of Poway, Calif., weigh about a quarter of an ounce and are smaller than a large paper clip.

A conventional watch battery powers AM Sounds for about 300 hours, whereas FM Sounds peters out after about three hours of listening. The radios sell for less than $30.

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