I bought this DAB radio over other DAB radios mainly because of its retro styling. Whenever I look at it, it reminds me of the radios you see in movies of the command tower for airports or in battleships when the users are calling for help or giving a warning. I see this resemblance due to the angles nature of the radio on the stand as well as the two dials on the front along with the small LCD display.
As I have said, the interface on this radio is a dual-dial and single LCD display. This combinations allows for easy selection of radio station along with interactive information regarding the radio station on the display such as name and genre along with fast volume control. The fact that there is generally just two dials to mess with to set up the radio makes it ideal fro those not too tech-savvy and need a radio that is very easy to operate.
The telescopic antenna give a wide range of different positions to pick up a good signal whilst still keeping the radio itself in the position you most prefer. Generally, because of this flexibility, it is easy to find a good quality signal but it isn't good enough to ensure a good signal at all time as in some situations is it inevitable that you will have to move the whole radio to a better position to pick up a station.
The sound quality of the radio is fair. I have definitely heard better and it may not be too pleasing to people who really want radio at the highest possible quality but for people who merely want to listen to some music or they want some background noise, this will suffice perfectly fine. Saying that, the speakers do not particularly go very loud so in a more noisy situation it would struggle to complete and would actually only become background noise.
This is the first DAB Digital radio that I bought and has a nice almost retro look to it that means it doesn't stand out too much like some modern radios do as being too futuristic or space-age. It is easy to use, simple to program and has a glowing neon screen that makes it easy to see even in the dark!
It is not the lightest of radios and a little bulky but it does have a stand which can be used for carrying! The telecopic ariel folds down on the top when not in use so there is little chance of it getting damaged and it has a range of options which means you can change what it is being displayed onscreen.
The default setting is day/ date/ time but this can easily be changed with little fuss. I am not amongst the most technologically minded (I even needed help setting up my XBOX LIVE recently which is suposed to be idiot-proof simple) but even for a technophobe, I found this easy to use first time! The range of stations you can pick up depends on your area but when you turn it on you get a few preset already. Others are easy to find with less of the fuss of analogue rafios. Overall this is a good litle buy and casn be bought for a little under £100 though prices will vary!
the radio is a bit of a classic looking with the dials althought the green LED is perfect for seing in the dark the radios sound is a little tin like the bass isnt up to much but i guess what can you expect for an item of this price its a little on the heavy side but on the plus side it does have a line out for your surround sound or high end hifi .