Element14 has announced that the Raspberry Pi, a favorite of DIYers, will finally have its own audio card called Wolfson. The card supports newer Pis that use the P5 pins, which results in high-res audio up to 24-bit / 192KHz, which can be played via a direct connection to an amp over 3.5mm line-out or alternatively via a digital S/PDIF output. Meanwhile, there’s two onboards MEMS microphones, so voice control functions are a possibility.
The price? A decent $33, which reminds you that the Raspberry Pi is truly a computer-on-a-board that costs less than $50.