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PURE PocketDAB 1500, Rechargeable Personal DAB/FM Radio

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  • Digital and FM radio
  • TextSCAN to pause and control scrolling text
  • 20 presets (10 digital and 10 FM)
  • Rechargeable for up to 24 hours portable listening. (Based on DAB listening. Other functions may vary.)
  • Supplied with Sennheiser in-ear MX 300 headphones

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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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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 6.5 x 11 cm ; 122 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Item model number: VL-60916
  • ASIN: B000HC2M5C
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,254 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

PURE PocketDAB 1500

Rechargeable Personal Digital and FM Radio

From the world leaders in digital radio comes PocketDAB 1500, the digital and FM personal radio that looks and feels just as good as it sounds. FM reception means you can listen in areas of reduced digital radio coverage or while abroad and the in-unit rechargeable ChargePAK gives hours of uninterrupted digital radio listening through class-leading Sennheiser in-ear headphones.

If you haven?t experienced digital radio yet, you?re in for a treat. There?s more station choice, easy station selection, extra information on the display and crisp, clear digital-quality sound.

Ideal while travelling to work, at sports events and anywhere where you want to listen without disturbing others, PocketDAB 1500 is compact, uncomplicated and stylish.

If you love radio, PocketDAB 1500 delivers unrivalled listening choice wherever you are.


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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

621 of 627 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Cunliffe TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Nov. 2007
I have been unconvinced about DAB radio for sometime now, not liking the delay on power-up, the heavy battery demands, the incorrect time-signals, the poor reception etc, etc. FM seems a simple system that just WORKs, and as they say, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

However, I've now bought my second DAB radio and its this little beauty and I'm beginning to think again about DAB. Basically, this radio does everything it is claimed to do, and does it beautifully and with style. The controls are easy to use, the sound is excellent through the Sennheiser earphones, and most importantly, the rechargeable power-pack puts battery worries out of the window. You don't even have to remove the powerpack, you just plug the radio into the charger like a mobile phone.

One of the most important features of a pocket DAB for me is ease of use in the dark (I listen in the middle of the night in bed sometimes). It is easy to use this radio - the toggle button gives access to volume and channel, and you only have to press the preset button to be able to move through your presets with the toggle. I have a blind friend and know that he would have no trouble with this radio. The power-pack gives a reasonable battery life (I seem to have to charge-up about once a week), and there is a power guage on the display to warn you when it is running low.

OK, so its still got the annoyances of all DAB radios - the three second lag behind FM and the patchy reception (try going on a train journey with it and see how many DAB dead-spots you'll find on the way). But in this case, I like the simple functionality of this radio. Its not a phone. Its not an mp3 player, or a pocket notebook. Its just a perfectly simple radio which does exactly what it says on the box. Highly recommended for those who want a pocket DAB radio.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 Jan. 2007
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I've only had this for a few days, but I just can't put it down. I've used it at home and while jogging. Today, I hooked it up to my ITrip, and now I can even use it in my car. I can now listen to my favourite radio ststions that arent available on normal FM, while driving.

It's simple to use, and the sound quality through the supplied earphones, is excellent. I like the fact that the battery is rechargable, rather th an having to keep buying new batteries.

I'm sure that before too long, they'll find how to reduce the size and weight to the size of a Nano, but until then, it's fantastic.
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105 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 Mar. 2007
First I was suspicous of this new model due to the first negative review, but my suspition proved pointless when I actually bought the item encouraged by the following positive reviews.

I live in Cambridgeshire where Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 receptions are notoriously poor with ordinary FM tuners. But with this DAB radio, reception is near perfect with high reception level. No inerference even with my PC at my work place. Only occasionally it gets interference in some parts of shops, builings or on bus where interfering signals come and go. But normally that's what happens with any DAB radios.

I listen only to classic music and some jazz music, and sound is superb with enough detail and warmth if you set the bass boost on.

Only difficulty I found is that the sliding lid for the rechargable battery never opens again once it's closed. I had to struggle to re-open it for an hour until I stuck a lump of blue-tack on it to force it open without damaging it!
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169 of 173 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 3 Dec. 2006
This little radio is generally excellent and has deservedly won a What Hifi? award as personal DAB product of the year. On the basis of that I asked for and received this for my birthday, and have been extremely pleased. It's bigger than some of the tiny MP3 players available, but then it needs to be because DAB is power hungry so it needs a decent size battery pack. Having said this, it's actually about the same size as my iPod 60gb, something milions of people carry around with them every day. If anything it's a couple of millimeters bigger all round than the iPod, but is rather lighter. It's certainly ludicrous to suggest it's bigger than an old cassette walkman.

Im terms of build quality, it's pretty good. The front plate is black anodized aluminium which shouldn't scratch or get too fingerprinty. The sides and back are plastic, silver and black respectively. Build quality is good, though it doesn't quite have the quality feel of an ipod. The Sennheiser earbuds are very good for supplied 'phones, certainly better than Apple earbuds, so ignore the comments below. I've got better headphones available anyway, and it sounds great through those.

It is extremely user-friendly, I had the Pocket dab 1500 up and running and tuned in within a few minutes. And sound quality is very, very good. I've had it plugged into a standalone hifi system, and it sound great though decent speakers, as well as rich and full-bodied through decent headphones.

DAB sound quality is excellent within the limitations of the medium. Pure are the best at making DAB listenable, and the 1500 does a good job of pulling in marginal stations. The BBC Multiplex is a bit weak where I live, but this radio still pulls it in strongly.
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