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PURE Siesta Flow, DAB/FM/Internet Clock Radio

by Pure
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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  • Flow technology for listen again, podcasts, media streaming and PURE Sounds
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Four quick-set DAB/FM/Internet/tone alarms
  • Up to 365 different internet alarms
  • Sleep and snooze timers

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: 16.6 x 18 x 6.6 cm ; 422 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
  • Item model number: VL-61220
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,498 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

From the world leader in DAB radio comes Siesta Flow - PURE's first bedside internet connected Flow product.

Siesta Flow lets you explore the exciting world of internet radio without having to leave your bed. Flow technology uses a Wi-Fi connection to let you listen to internet radio, podcasts, listen again content and even stream your own music from a computer.

Siesta Flow is a revolutionary internet-connected digital radio with touch-sensitive controls
Siesta Flow is a revolutionary internet-connected
digital radio with touch-sensitive controls.

With DAB and FM radio too, you'll never be short of something to listen to and Siesta Flow's tuned stereo speakers ensure it will all sound great. Despite its compact size, Siesta Flow is packed with useful features including a large auto-dimming display, touch-sensitive controls, four quick-set alarms with dedicated buttons, up to 365 internet alarms and a handy USB PowerPort for connecting any of your compatible USB accessories.

Siesta Flow joins a growing range of connected radios from PURE, all featuring Flow technology so you can experience the best that connected radio has to offer. With both portable and hi-fi models you're sure to find one, or more, to suit you wherever you like to listen. Connect them to the Lounge, our online radio portal and you can save and share favourites with your computer and even between different Flow radios.

Make the most of internet radio with the PURE Lounge
Make the most of internet radio with
the PURE Lounge

The PURE Lounge
The PURE Lounge is your unique gateway to the world of internet radio, listen again programmes, podcasts and PURE Sounds. Explore thousands of internet radio stations and podcasts from anywhere you can use a web browser. Search for content that interests you, and personalise your listening by adding your favourite stations and podcasts to your highly-customisable Lounge homepage. And once you've registered Siesta Flow, your Lounge favourites will appear automatically on your radio. Using the Lounge you can pick the very best from the huge volume of internet listening available, creating a unique selection of programmes that suits your tastes and your listening habits.

Visit the PURE Lounge at www.thelounge.com and you can listen online, register your radio, and save your favourites.

You'll find:
Radio stations - thousands of global, national and local radio stations
Listen again*- your favourite shows when you want them
Podcasts - thousands of programmes available anytime
PURE Sounds - sounds to stimulate, inspire and relax

Powerful and simple to use search facilities will help you to find the content you want. Simply enter any combination of name, language, country, genre or quality and you'll be sure to find something worth listening to.

You can also find out what's new and get some recommendations for things you might like to listen to. The PURE Lounge at www.thelounge.com - Turn on. Tune in. Chill out.

*Available from radio stations that have an online listen again/archive service, including most BBC stations.

Use as a DAB radio, or connect to a Wi-Fi        network and listen to internet radio or streamed music
Use as a DAB radio, or connect to a Wi-Fi network
and listen to internet radio or streamed music

Get Connected
Siesta Flow works with any Wi-Fi network. Just switch it on - it'll find all available Wi-Fi networks and you'll be ready to access the vast range of internet radio stations, listen again programmes and podcasts available on the web, as well as PURE Sounds - unique soundscapes created by PURE to stimulate, inspire and relax. And if you've got a computer or network storage device connected to your Wi-Fi network you can stream from it direct to your Siesta Flow and enjoy listening to your music away from the computer.

EcoPlus™ is a statement of PURE's on-going commitment to our environment and its future. It indicates that environmental impact has been considered in the design, manufacture and transport of our products, and has driven both what we do and how we do it.

All EcoPlus products are packaged using cardboard produced with a minimum of 70% recycled material, and finished using water-based varnish. All internal pulp trays are 100% recycled, and the user documentation is printed on 100% recycled paper using Soya-based inks. We also encourage our customers to recycle all packaging materials.

The boxes of EcoPlus products are designed to be the smallest they can be whilst still ensuring the integrity and security of the product inside. This maximises the number of products which can be shipped in each container, and thus minimises the environmental cost of transport.

Digital Radio
With Digital radio you'll discover a broader range of music, debate and ideas, all in crystal clear digital sound. Digital radio offers:

Digital radios are much easier to use than analogue radios because they automatically search for all available stations. Once the radio has found all the available stations you just choose the one you want by name. No more trying to remember frequencies.

Wider Station Choice
You'll be spoilt for choice - as well as many of your existing favourite stations now broadcasting on digital radio, you'll also find great exclusive-to-digital stations and there are more on the way.

Digital Sound Quality
Digital radio is not subject to the same interference as analogue radio resulting in crystal clear, interference free listening.

Connect Wirelessly
Wi-Fi for access to internet radio, listen again content, podcasts, PURE sounds and media streaming from a computer and even automatic software updates.

With Flow Technology
Connected radio for internet radio, listen again content, podcasts, DAB and FM, media streaming and PURE Sounds.

Packed full of features including EcoPlus
The Siesta Flow is packed full of features and designed
to reduce its environmental impact

Four easy-to-use quick-set independent so you can wake to DAB, FM, Internet or tone alarms or one of up to 365 different internet alarm sounds available and set different times for weekdays and weekends.

Automatic Brightness Control
An integrated light sensor automatically adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room.

3.5mm input enables you to connect an iPod, MP3 player, portable CD player or PURE's i-10 Universal Dock for iPod and use the Siesta Flow as a speaker.

Headphone Output
3.5mm stereo headphone socket so you can listen through headphones (mutes speaker) or connect the headphone output to your stereo and use as a DAB tuner.

Station Presets
30 DAB and FM presets to help you organise your favourite stations.

If you register your Siesta Flow at www.thelounge.com you can save unlimited internet favourites.

The side-mounted mini USB PowerPort socket is ideal for connecting any of your compatible USB accessories such as a mobile phone charger, reading light, bedside fan or cup warmer, solving the problem of having insufficient power points next to the bed.

Clock with Sleep Timer
Go to sleep with the radio on and your Siesta Flow will power down automatically after a set time.

Box Contains

  • Siesta Flow
  • Power supply
  • Quick start guide
  • 2 year warranty

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Could Have Been Excellent 12 Sep 2011
    By Harken
    Good things about the Siesta Flow are the reasonable sound quality and the concept of a clock radio which will receive FM, DAB and Internet Radio. Receiver sensitivity on FM and DAB is adequate if you are in a strong signal area.

    Unfortunately, the overall implementation leaves much to be desired. It does not seem to have occurred to the designer that the user will quite often want to operate this bedside radio in the dark. The touch controls used to navigate the menus are not backlit and are close together, which makes this impossible. If listening to FM, reaching out to alter the volume will change the station tuning if your hand goes anywhere near the front panel. Changing stations, even if using pre-sets or favourites, is a fiddly process requiring full attention and a light. There are 36 pre-sets and they are all present in the menu list, even when empty. The cursor defaults to pre-set 1 rather than the current station, and has to be stepped to the required station and selected - you cannot step up and down through the stations in the normal way. What really sums up the amount of thought which has gone into this product is that you cannot delete stations from the pre-set list without doing a factory reset! Yes, really! Changing Internet station is a similar process, except that favourite stations are set up on line, so they can be edited. I found that when switching back to Internet mode, the station last selected failed to reconnect until it was reselected from the menu.

    It would not take much to make this an excellent radio, but it looks as if whoever was responsible for developing it lost interest half way through the process.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Works OK, when it wants to!!! 6 Sep 2010
    Verified Purchase
    This works fine most of the time. However, the annoying (& I mean really annoying) is the auto-updating of the firmware. So far this has occurred twice (in about a month). The problem is this. When the auto-update happens the radio deletes it's current firmware prior to downloading the new one. So, if it fails, the radio is unusable.

    First time it failed, so the radio was useless. All I got was a message on the display "USB Upgrade (RelI) - Waiting for upgrade, press any key to exit". According to Pure this was due to the auto-upgrade failing. The only option was to do this manually via my computer. But, the cable required to do this isn't provided. Eventually obtained the correct cable & followed the instructions from Pure's website. They are quite easy to follow.

    Second time & this is happening now, STILL. when I switched it on it gave the usual "resuming from low power standby" message. And that's it!!! It's been in this state for almost 4 hours now. Slowly downloading the firmware across my wireless. BTW: this is with an excellent wireless signal & over 11Mb broadband speed. I'm checking my router now, from work, & it's still downloading the update, absolutely useless.

    So, if you want a radio to listen to when YOU want & not when the radio wants you to. Then DO NOT buy this. There is now way to stop it auto-updating (this is from Pure themselves). & if it is unsuccessful then the radio is no more than a paper-weight. There is an option to restore it to it's factory default. However, the radio has to be ON to utilise this. It can't be done after a failed auto-update.

    Further Update: On occasion (rare, but not rare enough) the radio locks up. I've woken up a few times to see that the time says it is in the middle of the night, but it's daylight outside & I've overslept. this can be easily resolved by switching off, then back on again. Unfortunately you're not then taken back in time to when the radio should have woken you up!
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    90 of 95 people found the following review helpful
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    This radio sounds great for such a small package and the ability to be able to stream mp3 files from your home network makes this a great buy. The radio reception in our bedroom is very poor and my main reason for buying this was to improve the signal by tuning into our home wi-fi network. Connecting to our wi-fi network was easy, however, the set-up of the internet radio stations was not intuitive and the instructions provided (both in the box and online) are woefully inadequate. To use the internet radio you need a wi-fi network (Note: This radio does not have an ethernet socket) and access to a computer to create an account on the Flow website. Once the account has been confirmed, the next step is to set up a favourite's folder on the Flow website and select the radio stations you wish to listen to. Once this is done enter the code provided (via email) into the radio and away you go. Despite the drawn out set up process, I would recommend the Pure Siesta Flow without hesitation as in my opinion it appears to be a much better build quality than the more expensive Roberts Streamtime wi-fi clock radio.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Wi-Fi Performance 18 Jun 2010
    I have had this radio for some time now. I wish I'd sent it back.

    I wanted to use it for the Internet Radio, but as with a previous review I have the same problems becasue the radio just can't keep a stable wi-fi connection. I have two other wi-fi radios, a Logik and a Tranciva, and when the Siesta Pure drops out the other two do not, even when they are all the same distance away (about 6 feet).

    Very disappointed, and I wish I'd took notice of an earlier review that said....

    "The Wifi connection was also inadequate where it failed to hold a steady connection to my WiFi hub from the same room where I have no problems using my laptop to stream HD TV from BBC iPlayer."
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating little radio
    I have had my radio for 3 years, and am considering junking it, if I can find something that works better. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Chris
    1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
    So many problems with this! Main problem is it freezes all the time so you have to re-boot it, also we have had times where it has frozen in the middle of the night and the alarm... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Sam the Man
    1.0 out of 5 stars Good concept
    Great idea and lots of whistles & bells. Sadly the wi-fi is unbelievably poor, I've got infinity 2 broadband that is lightening quick & I can use wi-fi enabled devices from the end... Read more
    Published on 7 July 2012 by Beckhamscores
    1.0 out of 5 stars Pure should be ashamed!
    i got this to replace a roberts dab alarm clock that failed after 2 years - toberts response seriously hacked me off so decided to go for a pure one this time - what a mistake... Read more
    Published on 13 May 2012 by Stephen Peacock
    1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and rubbish
    This was returned within a day of receipt. It is plasticky and light weight, which for the price I could live with. Read more
    Published on 22 April 2012 by Boothy
    2.0 out of 5 stars Poor display
    Actually returned this item as the requirement for me was a clock radio, the emphasis on Clock. When the radio is on you can't see the clock, not very good when you have used the... Read more
    Published on 11 Feb 2012 by KeithO
    1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: does NOT work with many modern routers
    Please be advised that this device is not compatible with many modern wireless routers.
    Use of the internet radio requires that you connect it to your wireless router. Read more
    Published on 11 Jan 2012 by R Evans
    5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you could want
    This is a great little device that does everything I wanted well and without fuss.

    Setup was easy, well as easy as it ever is without a full keyboard! Read more
    Published on 8 Jan 2012 by Caddry
    1.0 out of 5 stars Unhappy
    The sound quality is disappointing and operating the alarms is over complicated. I did not need all of the functions so perhaps if you do then the product will be more valuable to... Read more
    Published on 14 Dec 2011 by Merv
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good British design
    This is a good device. The audio quality is good for the size. I would have liked a brighter display, and I feel the audio input jack would have been better in a concealed... Read more
    Published on 15 Nov 2011 by Mr. K. Hayfield
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