I've been quite impressed with the Aves digital radio. It fits neatly inside my internal coat pocket so I don't have to have the headphone leads trailing to far.The headphones are a comfortable enough fit as well.The headphones double up as your aerial.
Sound quality is good and you can adjust volume from a setting of between 1-20.The main display offers you time,date function,battery meter and info about the radio station your on. For example,if you are on LBC it will tell you who the host is.You can also find out radio signal strength.
Just had a quick count of the number of radio stations available to me and I counted some 59,so you won't be short of choice with this device.Battery life is supposed to be 8 hours and it takes AAA x2 batteries.The device is easy enough to set up and automatically found all these radio stations for me upon switching on the device.
There are a couple of small negatives:firstly,the instructions do not make it clear that in order to switch the device on or off you need to keep the on/off button depressed for a few seconds,rather than just pressing down once.I initially thought that my device was faulty at first, until I overcome this lemon moment and figured it out!
Secondly, depending on where you travel you can sometimes lose digital radio signal so you won't have access to this device all the time when you are commuting.
All in all,this is a smart device that offers a viable alternative to listening to music from a phone or reading. In fact,I've been combining this alongside reading.