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Pure One DAB/FM Portable Radio - Black

by PURE Digital
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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  • Clock with kitchen and sleep timers
  • Intellitextfor on-demand access to scrolling text information from participating broadcasters
  • textSCANto pause and control scrolling text
  • USB connector for free product upgrades
  • Stereo headphone socket
  • 20 presets (DAB or FM)
  • Exceptional battery life for 35 hours portable DAB listening
  • Battery, mains or ChargePAK powered (takes six C cell batteries. ChargePAK/batteries not included)
  • Full UK DAB reception, plus FM with RDS
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.5 x 7.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-60912
  • ASIN: B000FVQX6O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,602 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description


THE TEN BEST DIGITAL RADIOS - Number One, best buy award. -- The Independent

Product Description

From the world leaders in DAB comes a DAB and FM portable radio that looks good sounds great and is unbelievably easy to use. With its stylish exterior chrome controls and great audio performance ONE looks and sounds fantastic wherever you listen. If you haven’t experienced DAB yet you’re in for a treat: station selection by name scrolling text display all stations tuned-in at the touch of a button and crisp clear digital sound. And there’s more listening choice too; in many areas up to twice as many stations are available on DAB as are available on FM. ONE is a truly portable DAB radio. ChargePAK™ ready as standard ONE also offers class-leading battery life with around 35 hours of DAB listening from six standard C size batteries. In addition to DAB usability station choice and sound quality ONE also features FM with RDS for areas where DAB is currently unavailable. Not to mention a host of other features including Intellitext™ textSCAN™ kitchen and sleep timers a backlit display and USB upgradeability. All the benefits of DAB More station choice station selection by name scrolling text display easy autotune and crisp clear sound. Portability Around 20 hours of portable DAB listening from the optional rechargeable ChargePAK; around 35 hours from six C size batteries; or connect to the mains for home listening. Ease of Use

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165 of 166 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 30 Jun 2006
So easy to use, so nice to look at, so easy to handle. A brilliant bargain, I love it. Radio reception in my house is normally awful, but with this I can pick up 19 stations downstairs and 31 up. I'm a happy bunny. The menu system is very easy to navigate and once you get the basics you'll never need to use the manual again.

Remember to check the availability of signal in your area before buying a DAB radio, or better still borrow a friends, as the availability charts aren't very accurate, it says I can only recieve 7 channels.

Shame the chargepak is so expensive, but worth it if you want to listen away from a mains supply frequently. I bought 6C batteries, and they kept it going for a reasonable amount of time but it would be expensive if i wanted to take it away from mains power.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It does exactly what it says on the tin! 26 April 2007
I bought this for my husband for christmas as he had been angling after a DAB radio for months.

I invested in the - what seemed expensive at the time - battery pack too.

I have to say the radio is FABULOUS!

It is light, easy to use, so simple to program and, with its clean lines, not as cheesy looking as many of the other DAB radios available.

I have had no problem with getting a signal at all, anywhere in the house - which is unsual in my house, as it has more solid internal walls than more modern properties. It is great in the garden, too.

I am so glad that I invested in the Li-ion battery pack as well, because it lasts for DAYS, it automatically recharges the next time you plug it in - and you can still listen at the same time as it charges. I keep on thinking of all those batteries I would be using, or having to swap around if I was using rechargeable AAs....

You can tell that, although it was bought for my husband, I have, ummm, borrowed it a few times........
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136 of 138 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dont Delay DAB - go for The ONE ! 9 Jun 2006
I have resisted the temptation to buy DAB since I live in an area where it is very difficult to receive FM and television signals, side of a hill and everything. Also put off by the generally over £100 price tags of decent makes - eg PURE which always gets excellent reviews. When I saw the One advertised I went for it - and I am NOT DISAPPOINTED. It picks up a vast number of stations, all the main BBC ones no trouble, in fact I think only three or four stations in this area can't be received. And the FM reception is vastly superior to any other radios in the house.

This is an attractive radio - I actually have the white one, I think the black one looks a bit cheaply plastic, whereas the white is cool - my daughter preferred the pink one. Huge extending aerial seems the reason for the good station pickup. Good sound, with reasonable bass. ALthough there's only one speaker it picks up stereo and has a stereo headphone jack to plug in your hi-fi if you need it. 20 presets, which you access by pushing the preset button and turning the big dial to choose your favourite - pushing the dial acts like an enter key. You get to choose options for what appears on the display, you can update its software through a USB port (obviously not needed to do this yet) and its even got sleep and wake-up timers on it. A great boys toy...

As I have pointed out, I have never had a DAB radio so can't do a comparison, but the sound and looks are great, its intuitive to use, and the price is a killer for a PURE radio. Excellent. Quibbles? None really, except that if you want to be able to make it portable its looks like the best bet is to buy a chargePAK, which recharges when you plug the radio in the mains and then powers it when you unplug, and they seem expensive to me at thirty quid.

In short - if you've dallied and delayed in dabbling with DAB - this is The ONE - groan...
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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proves you don't have to spend a fortune 27 Jun 2007
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After more years than I care to remember as an FM listener, I decided to venture into the DAB market with the Pure One. My main reasons for choosing this model were firstly the reputation Pure has for making great radios, and secondly the need for something battery powered for use in the bathroom.

Aesthetically you can't go far wrong with the One; in piano black it looks good enough with well laid out controls and a reasonably easy to read display. My preference would be for a slightly larger display as trying to see the clock from anywhere but up close can be a bit of a challenge, but for the price I shouldn't complain. Setting up the One was very straightforward and took no more than a couple of minutes. Of course the number of stations you get, and the quality of reception will depend on your location but I was pleasantly surprised with it's ability to seek out a good selection of stations, some of which the station finder website suggested I might not get for my postcode area.

In use the sound is clear and is an enjoyable listen, even for long periods - like lazing in the bath! Purists might criticize it for lacking a bit of weight and authority but given that this is a 'lightweight' radio with a plastic shell, and costing a lot less than most of the Pure range, I'd say it was good for the price. Battery life is quoted at around 20 hours and I found that a bit optimistic for disposable batteries, so I invested in the rechargeable battery pack and while a little on the pricey side, you'll save in the long run, making it a useful option.

There are other features like alarms, a sleep timer, backlight etc., which all go to making this a worthwhile purchase and if you're in the market for a portable DAB radio at this price point you'd be hard pushed to find anything that sounds or performs better. Definitely recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to my ears
Fantastic price for a top end product. Stylish, wipe clean & great reception to all channels. Would recommend to all
Published 2 months ago by helen mckinlay
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont waste your money
One star because I couldnt put none. Useless on dab always breaking up if it works at all, only use it on fm, I collect radios and any of my 60s or 70s sets leave this standing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars So easy to use
A brilliant little radio perfect reception with good sound quality and very easy tuning a present for my girlfriend who is not good at reading instructions
Published 16 months ago by Mr. Clive A. Heath
4.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't be without it
It took a while to suss out how to change stations. Once you know, it becomes second nature. Good sound in the kitchen or office.
Published 17 months ago by Roger Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Radio
This original Pure One Radio has a reception that is truly great! I sent off to Pure for their rechargeable battery 'Charge Pak' unit, which makes this radio seem to last forever! Read more
Published on 19 Dec 2011 by Ian C
2.0 out of 5 stars Great when it works but unreliable
I agree with the content of the positive reviews reagrding ease of use, sound quality, features etc. Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2011 by Mr. Anthony Travis
4.0 out of 5 stars Refurbished older model may better than current model
I was looking for a low cost DAB radio that provided a stereo headphone output so that I could plug it into a a stereo amplifier I keep in my workshop. Read more
Published on 27 Sep 2011 by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars DAB/FM Radio
I have this radio for a while now & have had no problems at all.
Would buy this make again.
Published on 24 Aug 2011 by ritapeeps
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
Bought as a present but DAB reception virtually non-existant, extremely crackly/intermittent: tested in South Wales and Outer London. Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2011 by UK resident
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great radio bought as ppresent receiver loved it. Have had it ages and it is as good as new. Cheers
Published on 7 April 2010 by brecof
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