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PURE Siesta, DAB/FM Clock Radio - Black

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  • Digital and FM radio
  • Three independent alarms: wake to a tone, digital radio or FM and set different alarm times for weekdays and weekends
  • Light sensor automatically adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room
  • Intellitext for on-demand access to stored scrolling text from participating broadcasters
  • TextSCAN to pause and control scrolling text
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 Dimensions: 17 x 14.5 x 6.2 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
  • Item model number: VL-60907
  • ASIN: B000SO0846
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (502 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,244 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Pure Siesta, DAB/FM Clock Radio

From the world leaders in digital radio comes Siesta, an affordable and stylish way to wake up to the choice and quality of digital radio. Siesta is available in black or white and whatever finish you choose you can be sure it has been custom engineered with the environment in mind.

If you haven't experienced digital radio yet, you're in for a treat. Select stations by name; check out news, results, track titles and more on the scrolling text display; tune at the touch of a button; and listen in crisp, clear digital-quality sound. And there's more listening choice on digital too, in many areas up to twice as many stations as are available on FM.

Siesta is a member of our EcoPlus product family, designed to minimize environmental impact, with standby power consumption of less than 1W, packaging and documentation printed on recycled materials, and careful attention paid to the sustainability of all components.

Siesta boasts a large auto-dimming display, multiple alarms, an easy-to-find snooze button and Pure's Intellitext. It even includes FM with RDS for local stations and radio reception in remote areas.

  • 3.5mm stereo headphone socket (headphones mute speaker)
  • 16 station presets (8 digital radio and 8 FM)
  • Add new features as they become available via USB

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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357 of 361 people found the following review helpful By M. Cooper on 5 Oct. 2007
Colour Name: Black
My Pure Siesta arrived yesterday and I'm very happy with it!

I recently bought a Pure ONE for the kitchen, which is excellent too. Pure seem to have taken the best bits of their more expensive, wood-cased models, and put them into plastic cases for those of us who want quality but don't want to pay quite so much. You don't get quite the same looks, but the sound from both units is pretty damn good, especially considering they're mono units. They're better with speech, with a nice, warm sound, but they don't disgrace themselves with music either.

The Siesta looks great, though the display is the one thing I'm not completely in love with: the clock is just slightly too small for peering at in the middle of the night, and being a backlit LCD it's less than readable when looking down on the unit from above. The scrolling text display is a bit "jumpy" too, though it can be set to display other things if it annoys you.

There's a headphone socket at back on the top, so if you want to fall asleep to Test Match Special without disturbing anyone else, you can!

Sensitivity seems to have improved a lot since my first DAB radio a couple of years back. Both the Siesta and the ONE pull in everything on the London multiplexes, even in our basement (in the ONE's case even with the aerial down!) at nearly 100% signal quality, whereas my old radio couldn't even do this with the aerial up... in the garden...

I read a review elsewhere from someone complaining that the alarms were tricky to set. The process is a bit "involved" but very logical, and the flipside is that you get a lot of versatility: four alarms, each of which can be daily, weekdays, weekends, Saturday, Sunday or once only to eiteher DAB, FM or the beeper.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By R. B. Jones on 30 Dec. 2010
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I was disappointed by this clock radio, because its user interface is just far too complicated. This is from someone young and technically literate. Buy it for your Gran and it will be totally useless brick!

For example, let's compare a simple operation, turning the alarm schedule off.

Normal clock-radio:
1) Slide the Alarm switch from "Alarm" to "Off"

Pure Siesta, with Alarm 2 set:
1) Press "Alarm" button*
2) Press the "+" button to select Alarm 2
3) Press "Select"
4) Press "Select" again on the "Set Alarm" option
5) Press "+" on the "Alarm On" option to select "Alarm Off"
6) Press "Select" to confirm, which rather than confirming, presents you with a "Set time" dialogue

* one of 8 similar buttons on top: if it's dark have to either remember it's the top-right of the group on the left-hand side, or turn the light on and pick up the unit and rotate it and so you can see the labels

Each subsequent button press must be within 6 seconds, or you have to start all over again. All complicated by the fact that it's very confusing knowing when you're supposed to press +/- and when you're supposed to press Select.

Another simple operation, flicking through your radio presets.

Normal clock radio:
1) Press the button on top relating to the preset of your choice / press "Next Preset" button

Pure Siesta:
1) Press "Presets"
2) Press "+" until you reach the preset of your choice
3) Press "Select"
4) Wait 4 seconds for it to tune in

Also, you can't actually flick through stations. Changing from preset 5 to preset 6, you have to start at preset 1 press "+" 5 times.
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154 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Mr. JT on 16 Jan. 2008
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I was fedup when my favourite DJ on 6music was relegated to the grave-yard shift so decided I needed a DAB for the bedroom. I'd already got a Pure DAB in kitchen so know that quaity is good.
1st impression was, "It's so small!" [the Siesta was replacing a Multi-band Communications Receiver.] "it's gonna sound tinny"
Needn't have worried, sound is fab from such a little box.
Display is exactly right, I use reading glasses but this is easy to read at night without. Auto-dimming works fine.
3 alarm modes, weekdays[mon-fri],weekends and every day.
Time setting is automatic, from DAB.
The sleep setting is a doddle too, from 15 to 90mins in 15 minute sections.
Here's a clever trick though, if I go to sleep with Gideon Coe on DAB I wake up to Radio4 Today prog! You can asign either DAB or FM on the alarm so you don't have to wake up with same station.
All in all, a great little radio. I love it!

Update. nearly a year on and she's still performing beautifully. Get one for Xmas! And no, I don't work for pure, lol.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By ViperOne on 18 July 2008
Colour Name: Black
At first glance from the picture and description on the Amazon listing this item appears to be an excellent piece of equipment, and its not wrong! I Ordered mines on free delivery option and it only took 2 days after it was dispatched.

When I received the item the box was larger than I expected but the item itself is pretty compact. Measures around 6 to 7 inches across and about 7 to 8 front to back with the curves at either sides. Its a slick and sexy glossy black. All plastic casing which makes it light. Some may associate this with a cheapish feeling but the last thing I want is a heavy bulky alarm clock so this was ideal.

Setting the item up was a breeze and only took a few minutes and that includes setting the DAB presets, a couple of customised alarms and familiarising myself with the buttons etc. I have read some reviews rating the product down on this but its always going to be a case of personal preference and learning curve, and for each user that may not always be the same.

The time sets itself by the way so no need to set that at all, all you have to do if you want to listen to the radio (FM or DAB) is click the FM/DAB button and then + or - to scan through the stations. Thats all. Nothing particularly difficult about that.

The alarm settings requires more button clicking, this is simply due to variety of options that this product allows when customising your alarm patterns. I personally found it very easy when following the instruction book/guide. I had my alarm set for work during weekdays to wake to DAB followed up by a second tone alarm shortly afterwards.
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