Bluestate DAB for Australia to feature Bluetooth and AM

Following my post yesterday reviewing the Bluestate DAB+ single DIN In-Car Digital Radio, I have been able to establish that a new version of the product is slated for...

Following my post yesterday reviewing the Bluestate DAB+ single DIN In-Car Digital Radio, I have been able to establish that a new version of the product is slated for August and will have new features for the Australian Market.

Continue reading for full details and pictures…

The Bluestate RA-557 featured in my article was a pre-production model, and is also targeted heavily at the European market (Thus it’s lack of AM radio).

A new model, the RA-558 will be ready in August, and pending a distribution agreement in Australia, will sell here.

The RA-558 features a new face design, AM radio, and Bluetooth for your phone.  These features really take the Bluestate into an even more desirable position for anyone with a Single DIN style radio in their car who listens to the radio on regular commutes.

Bluestate in-car radios - RA-557 (Top) RA-558 (Bottom)

The RA-558 also features Line in (AUX IN) for 3.55mm connections – It’s as if they designed this after reading my post yesterday!

Are you interested in the Bluestate radio?

If so, get in touch – comment below, or email me! The more people interested, the more hope we have of getting these radios on sale in Australia!

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    11 July 2010 at 6:23 pm
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    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Trevor Long. Trevor Long said: Follow up Exclusive – Bluestate in-car Digital Radio for Australia WILL feature AM Radio, AUX In and Bluetooth http://bit.ly/bu4rEf […]

  • john brogan
    11 July 2010 at 8:42 pm
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    Definitely interested, especially with the improved features of the RA-558. Lack of AM would probably have been a deal breaker, given my regular trips out of the metro area and several (reported) black holes within the metro area. Will be interesting to see what sort of pricing we'll get.

  • trevorlong
    11 July 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    Completely agree, I really look forward to it with am.. So important in
    country areas too…

  • Kendall Osborne
    15 July 2010 at 9:25 am
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    Is there any chance that the digital radios will include internet radio one day??

  • trevorlong
    15 July 2010 at 9:30 am
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    Many of them do, they are WiFi Internet and DAB+ radios. OXX, Kogan, Revu and more. Check them out. In-car internet radio won't be common until internet data get much much cheaper!!

  • Marty8801
    6 August 2010 at 2:33 am
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    The RA-558 sounds awesome i’ve been looking forward to DAB+ in car for months now

  • irving
    4 December 2010 at 12:09 pm
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    very interested, is it out yet?

    • Anonymous
      5 December 2010 at 9:11 pm
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      No, not yet!

  • Anonymous
    26 January 2011 at 12:49 pm
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    Unfortunately, demand is low… sorry!

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