It has to be said that listening to your transistor radio in public has something of the nerdy anorak about it, especially if you're using the white, surgical-looking earphone that came with it. However, a US company called American Technology Corporation has made a bid to redeem the habit with the Ultralite 2000, which at 4 centimetres long is the smallest mass-market FM radio ever. By this time next year, listening to the football results on Saturdays or the chart on Sundays may be truly micro-fashionable. Or not. More information on 0101 619 679 2114.
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