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View Quest Blighty Portable DAB Radio


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  • Comes with DAB and FM radio reception for crystal clear reception
  • There are 10 presets for DAB/FM stations so you can store your favourite stations
  • 10 hours of battery life for use on the go so you can listen to the radio anywhere from the kitchen or your garage to the park or the beach!
  • The LCD screen is backlit to provide easy viewing
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: VQ-PDR-UJ
  • ASIN: B008EH6B18
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,838 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Whether it's the Olympics, the Queen's Jubilee or Euro Football championships, you won't miss a thing with this handy portable DAB/FM radio. Dressed up in a union jack design to show you're proud and with up to 10 hours playback, you can keep up to date with the latest news, scores and draws. It comes with a LCD backlit display and 10 station presets so you'll never lose that favourite station. And a 3.5mm jack keeps all that sound personal too.

Box Contains

DAB Radio
Headphones
USB Cable
Instruction Manual

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 July 2012
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I've updated this review because after around 1 year it packed up. I'm not sure if it was the battery or something in the electronics but it just gave up completely - it had a few days before started to deteriorate (sound quality).So I've downgraded to 2 stars! I'm now using a Roberts product (Sports DAB 2) which is a bit bigger but has a speaker which is occasionally useful.

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I bought this product because I was fed up with poor FM reception listening to radio on my mobile phone while walking the dog. This looked like the best value FM/DAB pocket sized radio and it really lives up to my expectations.

FM reception is much better than any of my previous mobile phones. DAB is really good - I seem to get better quality than on the FM stations. I was impressed with how fast the DAB scanned and assembled the station list. Listening to DAB on headphones is quite amazing.

I've only given the radio 4 stars because this is my first day with this new product. I want to see how long the battery lasts, especially running DAB which is probably more power hungry.

It would have been better if the radio came with a protective sleeve - an iphone type should be fine - it's just a little shorter. USB charging took just a couple of hours for first charge.

I'll update this report in a month or so when I have more experience of using the product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. W. Merricks Cbe on 15 Oct 2012
I have had this now for just over one month and it's great FM quality is not so good but what do you expect at this size! The DAB is super, Classic FM clear as a bell and even more importantly I can listen to the Test Match whilst gardening. A carrying belt pouch would be a nice extra. At this price you can't beat it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JohnA on 18 April 2013
I was very impressed with little radio.
Looks great with the union jack on it and battery charge lasts a good time.
Found all the stations and allows 10 to be saved and recalled.
Only one problem. Having used it quite a bit over the last couple of months with either headphones or small mini speaker the jack plug connection inside has 'gone' now i cannot use it - scrap effectively.
As i don't have the purchase details i cannot return it and cannot open it to try and repair the soldering as its not designed to be opened - BE WARNED!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. J. Rees on 18 Jun 2013
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I bought this to listen to talkSPORT on DAB when I'm out walking my dog. The included headphones are too short for a tall person to put the radio in a waist pocket and are quite flimsy, whilst I experienced dropout and signal errors when using DAB. Having bought some cheap JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives In Ear Canal Headphones for my MP3 player, I now use them with the Blighty, and it seems to have cured the problem as they have quite a thick cable in comparison, which also acts as the antenna. Now the signal is clear and dropout free, even when it rains or is cloudy. The unit itself seems well made, the sound is clear and the menu is easy to navigate. Despite the signal info on DAB saying it's only 16%, the signal strength on the main screen shows as full, so I don't know if this a software fault? I use the radio for about an hour a day and after charging to full it seemed to last around 9 or 10 days before recharging, which only took a couple of hours to recharge to full. Overall it's well worth the money, despite the included headphones being flimsy.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By NJ on 15 Aug 2012
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The View Quest Blighty Portable DAB Radio looks great and is competitively priced. But that is where the plaudits end. It struggled to find any DAB stations in the middle of Leeds. When it did find a couple the reception was at best patchy and the FM coverage wasn't any better. I tried it elsewhere with much the same result.

This is the first item I've returned to Amazon and I'm really disappointed that I've had to do so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patman132 on 25 April 2013
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This is an excellent little DAB radio. I bought this so that I could listen to Radio 5 Live when walking the dog at the weekend. The sound quality is very good in my opinion and the unit is small enough to be genuinely portable. I never looked at the manual - it seemed totally intuitive. It took less than 2 minutes to set up. Make sure you wear the headphones (as they act as the aerial) when trying to tune the DAB channels for the first time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 4 April 2013
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When I first tried the DAB autotune it didn't pick up any DAB channels - a couple more attempts also didn't work.
I was planning to return it but tried once more as I was about to pack it away. It then picked up 32 channels, which seemed to be mostly local. The only BBC channel it picked up was a local radio station, and given that I bought this to get hold of Radio 6, it's a key disappointment.
Once you choose a channel, reception is very patchy and I've already flicked away from a couple of channels as the reception was just too poor.
I've just tried the FM scan for the purposes of this review and it picked up 1 channel in the whole FM range.
I wouldn't choose this if you have a viable alternative with good reviews.

Updated after I persisted:
A scan outdoors picked up 70+ channels, including radio 6. Much happier now. Very pleased with the sound quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angry Hippo on 6 Mar 2013
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Living in south london and working in central london, I've found this DAB pocket player perfect. I walk home listening to it and have not had any reception issues so far listening to it. The only time it went pear shaped reception wise was when I walked into a Sainsburys main supermarket. Other than that, it gets full 5 stars from me.
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