Thanko debuts USB shortwave, AM & FM radio

Japan's purveyor of odd electronic curios, Thanko, has released what it claims is the first USB shortwave radio. The device also picks up AM and FM radio and allows you to simply plug into your computer (after installing the appropriate software) and begin drawing sounds from the ether.

The connection also lets you save audio in MP3 or WAV format to your computer's harddrive, perfect for collecting those spooky late night transmissions floating around the shortwave frequency. Thanko's USB shortwave radio can be yours for just 3,980 yen ($44.73) here.

Via Thanko