Mini has been working closely with German manufacturer Sonoro audio. The result is an internet radio that combines urban chic with a boundless musical experience. True to the Mini "Creative Use of Space" philosophy, the radio packs a host of functions into one small unit. Whether your favorite sound is New Orleans jazz, Jamaican reggae or Brazilian bossa nova, the " Mini rocks Sonoro" limited edition of the "elements W" internet radio brings original sounds from all over the world directly into your living room, bedroom, office or kitchen. The unit also comes with four preset Mini Sounds webradio channels.
The unique design of the MINI rocks Sonoro internet radio makes it something of a collector's piece. The distinctive wood casing is finished in the brand new Eclipse Grey metallic lacquer from Mini, complete with original Mini hood stripes. The acrylic front panel features controls in brushed aluminum and the golden, energy-saving OLED display is dimmable and easy to read day or night.
The elements W internet radio receives over 18000 webradio stations via WiFi or LAN. Users can search and select their favorite music easily by genre or country. The radio also boasts a media-player function to stream music libraries directly from a computer and can be connected via line-out to an external audio system. The alarm clock, sleep and snooze functions, Radio Frequency remote control and eDock external iPod docking station with charging function are easy to use and open new dimensions in an audio lifestyle. The integrated digital equalizer, solid wood casing, bass reflex tube and 3-inch full range speaker ensure a powerful, well-rounded sound.
For all fans of good music, Mini broadcasts on four new webradio channels. MINI SPACE provides a prime selection of alternative tracks not common in the mainstream. MINI UNITED mixes chart-topping hits with some timeless classics thrown in. MINI INTERNATIONAL offers lounge music from around the world with chillaxing beats to transport you to a calmer place. And MINI CROSS satisfies the musical appetite of hard rock fans everywhere. The four channels come as presets in the Mini rocks Sonoro limited edition of the elements W internet radio.
The radio was released on 3 September 2010 at Maison & Objet, the leading trade show for furniture and interior design in Paris. The limited edition collector's piece will be available in Europe from late September 2010 at selected Mini and sonoro dealers priced at €499.00.