Updated: December 28th, 2019

This single-channel FM radio is a rare example of US-made consumer electronics. Could other companies pull off this feat of manufacturing?

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The product made its debut on Kickstarter, as so many electronics startups do these days. But unlike most projects that appear on the crowdsourcing site, the Public Radio isn’t an attempt to get a groundbreaking technology off the ground. In fact, it’s just the opposite. In an era of media devices that deliver limitless choices, this tiny radio is tuned to just one FM station, of the buyer’s choice. It cannot connect to the Internet of Things, although the unit is connected to a glass Ball Mason jar. It’s a charming