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Pure - The Bug DAB Digital Radio with Pause and Rewind - Graphite

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  • Pause, rewind and record live DAB digital radio with ReVutm
  • record to SD card (not included) for conversion to MP3
  • Playback MP3's
  • Choose station by name
  • Scrolling text showing artist and song title or news and sports results
  • 9 individual record timers
  • Dual alarms and sleep function
  • Digital optical out for external recording
  • USB port for PC connectivity and future software upgrades
  • 10 station presets


Product details

  • Item Weight: 798 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 10 Kg
  • Item model number: The BUG
  • ASIN: B0002ZDSCU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Sep 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,954 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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"We loved the bug. It's quirky appearance,sensible price and cool range of features make it a winner" -- T3 Magazine - Gold award

Manufacturer's Description

Meet the first radio you can pause and rewind. The Bug's unique ReVuT technology means you can pause radio when you're interrupted or rewind to the beginning of a track if you want to hear it again. And there's a record to SD function for play back on the Bug or conversion and transfer to personal MP3 players. Great for the bedside, the Bug has a clock that's automatically updated from the broadcast, multiple customisable alarm timers and a full-screen clock display. The Bug offers the full DAB feature set with more stations than ever before, station selection by name and digital-quality sound. All in a unique design by Wayne Hemingway, award winning co-founder of Red or Dead.

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99 of 100 people found the following review helpful By R G GLOVER on 27 Sep 2004
As a radio 4 & 7 fan, I like to record radio shows and the bug makes that pleasant and easy. You can set timers for several different shows and it records perfectly to an SDram card, albeit in MP2 format. It does give me 8 hours record time from a 512kb sd card which cost £51
The sound quality is superb, and the alarm systems are the best I have had. This is because you can go to sleep to one channel and set another to wake up to. Both can have volume set individually.
Finally, they have just updated the firmware to 1.1 which allows it to function as an excellent MP3 player with fast foward and rewine - the update routine was faultless.
Highly recommended - and did I mention it could pause and rewind live radio?
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By David Morris on 20 Jan 2005
Mine came as a (requested) Xmas present to replace an aging bedside clock/radio. It does the job admirably. I updated the firmware to 1.2 which puts on another few (useful) shortcuts on the screen when in standby, e.g. 30 minutes sleep. If yours comes with v1.0 firmware, you may find (as I did) that dates in December display the month as '00' instead of '12'. You'll need a USB cable and a Windows PC to upgrade.
Settings are maintained across a power-fail, so if you want to move it around the house, it won't lose your alarms or presets.
The only drawback is that the display, even on dim is quite bright and illuminates the bedroom at night, much to the dismay of the missus. Because of this, Bug has to hide his glory under a tea towel :-(
Don't let that put you off though. It's a great radio with loads of features and the sound is fantastic. It's sat on my desk as I write this review, winking at me. Hmmmmm. Perhaps it's not a 'he' after all :-)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Johnson on 27 Dec 2004
If your going to buy a DAB radio this is the only one. I have been looking into DAB radio's and after xmas I was planning on getting a cheap one. However my girlfriend beat me to it and bought me one for christmas. "The Bug" is not only a cool design that wouldn't look out of place in any flash pad. It easy to use;Rewinds that track you just can't get enough of, Fast forwards and records once you have bought a SD card. The one I've bought was 20pounds and will hold about 2 hours of music.
Use your Mp3 as a paper weight,your CD's as coasters and smash up your hifi the BUG is here.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "wraypa12" on 30 Jan 2005
This radio is by far and away the most interesting radio in this price bracket. Not difficult when u look at the competition, but still it is a nice radio. I love the pause the radio function, so useful. The fact that it doubles up as an mp3 player is a fantastic little addition, along with the downloadable software that allows u to interconvert prety much any file format.
The screen is very clear and displays much more informaion at a glance than many radios. and it is intuitive and simple to operate. Also included is an optical line out and a headphone port, so this radio can be connected to a larger hifi system without its small side letting the side down.
However it is not perfect yet. I purchased a standard 512 meg SD card from lexmark but it didnt work, i think this may be solved using the handy firmware updates that the manufacturers release, but when trying to update this windows decided to throw a wobbly and it died, which is irritating.
Also the inclusion of a battery would have been very useful, as this radio is not large and is relatively portable.
Aside from this the radio is great fun and full of functions, definitely the best buy of the digital radios.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Foggy Tewsday VINE VOICE on 20 Sep 2005
This DAB radio boasts so many great features that if you're a radio enthusiast, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.
Possibly, the Bug's greatest plus point is its ability to record programmes unattended by using an SD card. I must confess that prior to getting my Bug, I had no idea what an SD card was. Now, I'm the proud owner of my very own 256MB card. This has enough capacity for approximately four hours of recording. The Bug is able to format the SD card for recording purposes, and there are several recording options. For example every day, every weekday, every given day or on a one off basis. Entering the recording instructions is a simple matter of following each promp that the Bug gives you. It's all very user friendly. You can even tell it to record with the speakers switched off. So now I can record 'Jazz Line-Up' on Saturday afternoons while I'm at the football!
The Bug also has a five minute (approximately) buffer memory so that the radio can be paused and restarted. You can even "rewind" live radio for the station currently tuned in.
The display screen is nice and big so that menu options and scrolling text are easy to read. You can set two alarms, for example, one for weekdays and one for weekends and you can set different stations for each alarm. If you prefer not to wake up to the radio, there is a tone alarm option. You can even set the volume at which the radio alarm switches on at.
The Bug boasts powerful reception capability. I live in west London and prior to buying my bug, I had a Pure Evoke-1. This enabled me to pick up the national platforms plus the three London multiplexes. The Bug also allows me to pick up the NOW multiplex in Reading, although admittedly with variable quality.
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