X1 Button Radio - Vintage Sinclair

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X1 Button Radio



Date: 1997
Cost new: £9.50
Cost today: £15 -
Scarcity: Reasonably rare.
Size : 25mm dia. (excl. switches) X 23mm
Battery: CR2032 lithium
Frequency: 88 - 108MHz

In 1997, Sir Clive produced another small radio, this time FM; the X1, claimed to be the smallest in the world. It was designed to fit
snuggly inside the ear like a hearing aid but with a detachable plastic clip to hold it in place (missing from the photos). Working in the FM band, tuning was achieved
by scanning up or down the range by a switch on the outside, and a trailing wire was used as the aerial.

Rear showing the order of stations in the frequency scan range.

Rear with cover removed showing battery. Buttons: bottom right is Reset scan, left is Scan up or down, and top is the On/Off switch.

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