Limited Edition “MINI Rocks sonoro” Internet Radio: Maximum Sound Meets Minimalist Design

Next to fabulous design, music is one of our key passions here on MINI Space. From MINI Sounds Webradio to live concert reports and exclusive ticket giveaways — or our current “Sight & Sounds” design competition — we love listening to and sharing the songs that move us.

Next month, MINI and German manufacturer of designer audio products sonoro will be unveiling a “MINI rocks sonoro” limited edition of the “elements W” internet radio: a specially engineered product that presents an enticing new way to experience music, old and new.

The chic, understated cube travels with you and can be nestled just about anywhere – from a MINI dashboard to a kitchen countertop or the desk in your office. Its space-efficient size and sleek silhouette, combined with the boundless possibilities of 18,000 Web radio stations always at your fingertips, is a shining example of what the MINI commitment to “Creative Use of Space” is all about.

With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re thinking that this soon-to-be collectors’ item could make an ideal Christmas gift. Aesthetes and MINI fans alike will appreciate the subtle details of MINI style in its design: its distinctive wood casing is finished in the brand new Eclipse Grey metallic exterior lacquer from MINI, complete with original MINI sport stripes.

Features like an external iPod docking station and radio frequency remote control, along with a powerful, robust sound produced by a 3-inch full range speaker with an internal digital equalizer and bass reflex tube also make it an ideal choice for the discriminating audiophile on your list. And of course, what music-lover wouldn’t be delighted with a virtually endless, fully portable treasure trove of auditory entertainment – complete with the option of browsing by genre or country – and instant preset access to the four MINI Sounds Webradio stations?

You can get your hands on the “MINI rocks sonoro” beginning September 3rd, 2010, when the glossy gadget will be unveiled to the public at the Maison & Objet trade show for furniture and interior design in Paris. We’ll be traveling to Paris to bring you live coverage and photos straight from the exhibition, so stay tuned!

by MINI Space Team