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PURE Chronos iDock Series II, DAB/FM Stereo Clock Radio with Dock for iPod/iPhone - Black

by Pure
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

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  • Digital and FM radio
  • Works with iPhone approval – your guarantee of perfect iPhone compatibility
  • Made for iPod – designed to work with most iPod models
  • Four independent alarm settings, with wake to iPod/iPhone, digital radio, FM or a tone
  • Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room

This product is designed to work with the digital radio standard in the UK only and is supplied with a UK 3-pin plug. The digital radio is not suitable for use outside of the UK. For all warranty claims, the product must be returned to the manufacturer in the UK, at the sender's cost.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-61961
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)


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Product Description

PURE Chronos iDock Series II

The Chronos iDock DAB digital clock radio adds a dash of style to any bedside. Now compatible with the latest iPod and iPhone models, Chronos iDock Series II brings together digital radio and iPod/iPhone docking to give you the best of both worlds.


Alongside the new looks, improved audio from its highly-optimized, 2.5" custom-wound speakers and digital amplifier, and reduced power consumption are improved features including multiple customizable alarms, adjustable sleep and snooze timers, automatic brightness control, and a new PowerPort, providing power for handy USB accessories.

The light sensor automatically adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room. The date and time are constantly updated from the broadcast signal – even in standby mode.

Chronos iDock Series II has four alarms, each of which can be set for weekdays only, weekends only or as a one-off. A sleep timer allows you to drop off to your favourite station and there’s an adjustable snooze time for an extra lie-in when you deserve it.


  • Digital and FM radio
  • Works with iPhone approval – your guarantee of perfect iPhone compatibility
  • Made for iPod – designed to work with most iPod models
  • Four independent alarm settings, with wake to iPod/iPhone, digital radio, FM or a tone
  • Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room
  • Pure PowerPort for USB accessories
  • Browse and play tracks stored on your iPod/iPhone via remote control
  • Connect an iPod shuffle or other device to the auxiliary input and play directly through the stereo speakers
  • 30 station presets (digital or FM)
  • 3.5mm headphone socket

Box Contains

  • Chronos iDock
  • IPod adaptors
  • Power supply
  • User guide
  • 2 year warranty

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    143 of 144 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Curate's Egg 22 Nov 2009
    Colour Name:Black
    I have owned a PURE Chronos iDock Series II for about three weeks now and am generally happy with it. When deciding which product to buy, I compared the sounds of the Series I (the Series II was markedly better) a much cheaper system and a Sony rival. I thought this the best but it is certainly not a living room sound system; the quality is fine for the bedroom but not good enough for elsewhere.

    To set it up, plug in and press the "standby" button (not mentioned in the instructions!) and that's it. The clock, date and DAB radio automatically set themselves up. Once done, there is an extensive and user friendly menu of personal settings. My favourites have been being able to choose different alarm times, settings (i.e. wake up to iPod or a choice radio stations or buzz) and volumes for weekdays and weekends, adjusting the backlight intensity and the sleep modes. I also like the light dimming itself at night thanks to a light sensitive cell, though I would like it to be even dimmer. The iPod is easy to switch to, charges itself and comes back on wherever you last left off. There is a remote supplied should you need it. A real plus is, that if there is a power cut, the Chronos II remembers all your settings.

    Those are the good points but I have had troubles too - the first of which I would like feedback on, please. When the device is on standby, but without an iPod docked, the plug emits a soft but most annoying rattling whine - when the radio is on, or the iPod is attached, the problem disappears. PURE were good enough to send me another plug but there was no change. Has anyone else suffered this problem please?
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 28 Dec 2009
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    Having read the reviews it was with some mixed feelings that I ordered it. I did this as I wanted it to fit a specific place in my kitchen. However it has excelled my expectations.The sound is excellent as is the sound from the iPod.We have even used it in our large lounge and it is great in there too. Very easy to set up and use.
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    46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and louder than you'd think 12 April 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    I wasn't sure about buying another radio from PURE. I returned the PURE AVANTI Flow Table-top Digital Music System I bought last year because it was complicated, didn't work with my iPhone and generally didn't meet my expectations see my review on that here:


    The Chronos iDock is a completely different animal. It's really simple to use. Basically, just switch it on and it will find DAB stations & set the clock automatically. Programming presets is straight forward and switching channels and functions works just like you'd expect. So easy in fact that I haven't had to take the instructions out of the box yet. Even the FM stations have RDS so you can see the name of the station you're listening to. The aerial is a short cord which I haven't even bothered to unwind - the reception is fine as it is.

    The iPhone function works well - with no interference even when I get a message or incoming call. You can control volume & skip/ffwd tracks from the remote. You need to use the iPhone itself to choose playlists and browse aretists/tracks etc.

    There are 2 things that really impressed though (1) the auto-adjusting display changes brightness depending on the ambient lighting in the room. It's uncanny, turn the lights out and you can see it adjusting. It seems to get the level just right every time. I'm using it in the kitchen but it goes dim enough in complete darkness for a bedroom and yet it adjusts to be bright enough to see from across the room in bright daylight. (2) the sound level.
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    97 of 103 people found the following review helpful
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    The setup was easy. I just had to press the standby button and it set the time, found all the DAB stations, and was ready to go.

    The auto-dimming feature works great and really does dim the clock enough. What a relief!

    It really is iPhone compatible. Phone worked fine, received calls and texts while docked, and also was charged as well. No interference at all from the GSM radio in the phone.

    The sound is as I expected and here in London we get all the DAB stations with no trouble - I didn't even bother to unwind the antenna.

    I am not sure about the UI with respect to setting alarms. There are a number of buttons to press but luckily you can set up 4 alarms, each one being either every day, week day or weekend. I won't repeat the rest of the manual here.

    My only concern so far is that the main knob seems slightly flimsy. Not sure about that yet.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb DAB Clock Radio 8 Jan 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    First thing to note about this unit is the great sound quality especially with spoken word and moreover given that this is just, essentially an alarm clock, its almost (but not quite) as good as my Pure Evoke. No more tinny, crackling screetch in the mornings for me. Many things, however, have been written about the sound quality of these units and I think if your after an out an out music pod dock then this probably isn't going to meet your needs. This is not in the same league as say a B&W Zeppelin or a Fatman Itube (both amazing).

    The alarm settings are simple to use and navigate - quite amazingly you can have an alarm for the weekends and one for weekdays.

    I have found to date that all functions are similarly easy to navigate and really quite intuitive.

    I particularly like the sleep functions (chosse between 15 minutes and upwards in 15 min intervals).

    The DAB reception has been great and I live in a particularly cruddy area where I can't even recieve regular TV signals.

    In summary, great little unit with decent sound quality and easy to use.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    It works a dream and I would def rec it. there is no buzzing and light on it reacts to the light in the room.
    Published 1 month ago by paul o'neill
    3.0 out of 5 stars ok for price
    slightly disappointed with this the volume jumps up in lumps and does not go quiet enough for bedtime background music
    Published 2 months ago by ice skater
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Great
    Bought these for the bedrooms and they have gone down well, the various things you can charge on them and listen to is great
    Published 2 months ago by Mrs Y L Miall
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    I bought this as a birthday present for my daughter who was very pleased with the performance. Very good kit
    Published 3 months ago by D Gray
    4.0 out of 5 stars Pure chronas idock, dab radio
    Great so far, easy to set up.
    Just what I was looking for.
    Sits in the kitchen rather than the bedroom
    No cradle to fit my nano but still works okay
    Remote a... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Henry F McEwen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great choice for me
    I have several Pure products so was expecting a good result. I am not disappointed. It is set up in my work area and the sound is even better than the earlier ones we have. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Woodwiz
    1.0 out of 5 stars Do these people even try their own products?
    OK so it does what it says it does. However if you leave it on but the sound off it will emit a low frequency buzzing sound which isn't really noticeable during the day but by the... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Darren Spillner
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!
    Arrived promptly, easy to set up & superb sound quality. Flexibility of 4 different alarm settings gives great flexibility. Recommend unreservedly!
    Published 5 months ago by Skidders
    3.0 out of 5 stars I need sleep!!
    A lovely sound but the buttons are totally unnavigable. The standby is tiny and below the menu button. This means switching the light on to find it!. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Kevin Roberts and JL Friend
    3.0 out of 5 stars DAB reception poor
    Dab reception poor also control buttons work intermittently so need to use remote. however docking i pod works well and display and sound good
    Published 5 months ago by S M STRIKE
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