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This is an excellent portable DAB radio at a reasonable price - but don't forget the accessories.
on 16 February 2017
This is an excellent portable DAB radio at a reasonable price.
I bought this as it seemed a reasonable DAB radio for the price - and so it has proved. However, you will probably need to add a couple of accessories. There is the 'dedicated' canvass case which is an interesting mix of black and orange (the Series 1 case will fit this Series 2 model but you will need to slightly extend the side slot to uncover the earphone socket). Also, a rechargeable battery is a necessary addition if you don’t want to be limited to mains power. There are a number available on Amazon at varying prices. They all seem identical - so I'd suggest going for the cheapest. I got mine for about £6 and it works great - the identical 'Pure' one costs up to £14.The batteries all works equally well in both Series 1 and 2 models and are dead easy to fit.
Remember that this is quite a small portable radio so sound quality is limited. However, I find it more than adequate - and much better with the radio in its case! With earphones, the quality is excellent. The radio is nice and light and fits easily into a side pocket in my backpack. The rechargeable battery seems to last well - probably about 10-12 hours. Reception of DAB stations is excellent - I don't often have to use the extendable antenna (but I do live in London). My only gripe is that the case must be left open if the antenna is extended - that's a bit daft.
Otherwise, I am very pleased with this radio. It does what I need and looks pretty good, particularly in its case! However, do budget for the additional accessories.