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Good in the kitchen, not in the bedroom
on 5 June 2011
Bought this to replace a Vita Audeo that had failed, so a high bar for sound quality. The sound is good for its size and the DAB reception works well.
I've just moved it down to the kitchen because it's too fiddly to use at the bedside. Everything is driven by a close group of llittle buttons that are easy to mistake in the dark and that click loudly. Plus, the inevitable headphone socket at the back where you can't reach it (don't any radio designers use their own creations?).
It can't handle my iPhone without interference from the phone signal. I know that it's licensed for pods, but I happen to have a phone and other radios appear to be able to cope.
It feels like a device that's reasonably well engineered from the inside but where they haven't paid attention to the usability.