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PURE EVOKE-1S Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio - Maple (discontinued by manufacturer)

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298 customer reviews

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  • Digital and FM radio
  • Takes an optional ChargePAK E1 for hours of portable listening
  • OLED display for superior contrast and improved readability
  • Connect an iPod/MP3 player
  • Intellitext for on-demand access to stored scrolling text from participating broadcasters

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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.

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Colour Name: Maple

Product details

Colour Name: Maple
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 21 x 17.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-61935
  • Date first available at 1 Jan. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,136 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

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Product Description

PURE EVOKE-1S Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio

Evoke-1S is the third generation of the iconic Evoke family of digital radios, and delivers a host of new features and improvements over its predecessors.

We've added more station presets, an input for your iPod/MP3 player or portable CD, Pure's revolutionary Intellitext and textSCAN, and FM with RDS. The optional in-unit rechargeable ChargePAK gives hours of portable listening between charges, so you can enjoy your favourite stations wherever you want.

A striking new OLED display offers crystal-clear readability from any angle, and manual or automatic brightness control for optimum clarity.


Available in maple or cherry veneer casework. Click here to view screen image

Of course we've kept all of the features that made Evoke-1XT a multiple-award winner, including class-leading audio, an easy-to-use kitchen timer, USB upgradability, an optional stereo speaker and real maple or cherry veneer casework.


  • textSCAN to pause and control scrolling text
  • Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room
  • Dedicated kitchen timer button
  • Easy to use tone or radio alarm (mains power only)
  • 30 presets (digital or FM)
  • Add new features as they become available via USB

Box Contains

  • Evoke-1S radio
  • 6V DC mains power adaptor socket (230V supplied)
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty card

  • Customer Reviews

    4.2 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    202 of 205 people found the following review helpful By T. Gore on 31 Mar. 2008
    Colour Name: Cherry Verified Purchase
    This is a great little radio! First it looks fantastic (every one who's seen it likes it), feels exteremly well made and most importantly sounds excellent. It is of course possible to buy the additional speaker for this if you want to get a stereo sound but personally I haven't bothered. The quality and volume of the sound as it is is excellent and one of the radio's key features is how neat it looks on it's own.

    The radio can be powered by AC or a separately available rechargeable battery and can receive Digital or FM broadcasts. It also has a line in socket (for plugging an ipod/MP3 player into) and a line out socket for plugging into a hi-fi as well as a headphone socket. There's also more features on it than I had expected e.g., various display options you can get when in digital mode.

    I'd read up quite a bit on digital before I plumped for this and what I'd read had stalled me a bit. First that, surprisingly, the digital broadcast was supposed to be of lesser quality than a normal FM broadcast (if you know about bitrates then FM is equivalent to about 192kbps whereas digital is usually at best 128kbps). The other more worrying thing was that although digital radio has been pushed heavily of late, in fact the UK is out on a limb a bit in that we are using an old digital format (DAB) and most of the rest of the world have gone with the newer DAB+ format which allows a higher broadcasting quality. This may not sound too much of a problem but, yes, you've guessed it, the current DAB radios won't be able to pick up DAB+! It's not clear yet though when the government will decide when we go with the new format, considering how many people have now bought radios on the old format!!
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    124 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Lasagne on 13 Nov. 2010
    Colour Name: Maple Verified Purchase
    Well....I took a long time deciding on this radio. I have never had DAB radio but currently have a silly arrangement of two analogue transistor radios by my bed, so I can listen to one station in the night then wake up in the morning and listen to a different one without having to re-tune. Messy, I know, but it worked for me.
    Until one of the radios broke....
    So I decided to treat myself to DAB and have one with pre-sets so I would only need one radio on the bedside table.
    Some of the reviews I read on this site and many others put me off a bit (time display being faulty, lots of bass sound, volume problems, case not fitting properly etc). Also, should I go the whole hog and get the next model up or even the evoke 3 ???
    In the end, I thought £77 was worth a punt and that all I wanted was basic radio and a clock on it.
    Ordered it Friday, received it today (Saturday) on free super-saver delivery.....
    All I can say is, if it helps anyone out there, I have found it staggeringly simple to set up, it sounds great, I live in a valley but am getting 100% digital reception, it looks lovely and I know I'm probably a philistine but to me the sound quality seems just right....not bassy at all, and certainly better than what I was getting on my FM/MW transistor radio.
    Hay, I might even treat myself to the battery pack in case I want to take the radio around with me, but at the mo, it's perfect and needs nothing else.
    If you're put off by the negative aspects that several people seemed to have mentioned, I'd say risk it if you just want a nice little radio. If you want bells and whistles, maybe buy the next one up.
    I like it anyway :)
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    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By MsMeg on 23 Jan. 2010
    Colour Name: Maple
    I received this DAB radio as a Christmas present and I am really pleased with it. It's well made, fairly compact with a sleek and pleasing 'retro' look. The instruction manual has clear instructions and made for an easy, first-set up. It is easy to use and has an energy-saving, standby function, which displays the time when not in use (very useful). The radio automatically tunes into the available DAB stations and up to 30 radio stations can be stored in its pre-set buttons. The sound of the radio is really clear and has a good balance of treble & bass tones.

    I am really delighted with this radio as I now have more radio stations to choose from, all of which are perfectly tuned - no more horrible crackling, bad reception & white noise!!!
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    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Dancer on 4 Dec. 2008
    Colour Name: Cherry Verified Purchase
    On the recommendation of a friend I picked up a DAB radio to have some music to listen to with the girlfriend in bed. This one sounded good, so I picked it up with the internal rechargeable battery suggested by another reviewer.

    It's really great. I turn it on as soon as I wake up, carry it into the bathroom, then upstairs for breakfast. Listen to it beside the computer, in bed, in the park, it's been such a little boost to my life with its multitude of channels, great sound quality, portability and ease of use.

    OK, it's just a handy little radio, but still I love it.
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    180 of 185 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Fenech on 21 Oct. 2008
    Colour Name: Maple
    I have been using this model now for seven months,and apart from only getting about fifteen channels, when I thought I would get dozens as it's digital I am still quite pleased with it.But what really made me sit down and write this review is that I had to send it back today as it started playing up which does happen, (but you do get a two year warranty).Unfortunately you have to send it back to pure at your expense which is not cheap as you need to insure it as well for peace of mind. If you buy it from amazon like I did they will only exchange it within six months after which you will have to send it back to pure. Bear that in mind if you are buying one (it's a lot easier taking it back to a local store) under pures two year warranty.
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