Product Type: Pure portable radios
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Pure Digital One Mini
Member Name: redleaf
Pure Digital One Mini
Advantages: Easy to use, good range, good quality, good volume, green, nice looking, ipod compatible
Disadvantages: For true portability you need to buy a ChargePAK
After wanting a digital radio for ages, my father finally bought me one for Christmas. Choc full of green credentials, nice design, portability and affordability, he opted for the Pure One Mini. I wasn't disappointed. Here are my first impressions:
Design: Sleek and small black box with curved top and silver buttons, plus a small window displaying volume, time, station and signal. Light too. I love this design and think it looks really good. The radio itself is also very stable standing up - due to it's non slip "little feet".
Ease of Use: Very simple to set up, just plug in and play. Easy to navigate. Mine came with a selection of national, kent and london stations pre - set, which was great. To change station you simply press the station button on top of the radio and scroll through them using the volume dial.
Quality: So much better than FM, the quality really is great. No more moving the radio/antenna about until you get a good signal! The range of stations you can get through digital radio is amazing - and although I hate to admit it I'm currently addicted to Absolute 80's, Absolute 90's and Radio Six Music. I'm also very pleased with the volume the Pure One Mini can produce, for a small radio it's pretty good. The radio can also play FM stations as well as DAB, but I haven't listened to any on it!
Portability: To power the Pure One Mini, you simply plug it into the mains, and it can easily be moved between sockets. However to make it truly portable you need a ChargePAK (the battery the manufacturer recommends). You have to buy this separately from the radio itself (my father bought me one as well as the radio), but I would say it's well worth it. It's a little tricky to get into the radio, but once in it stays there, charging up whenever the Pure One Mini is connected to the mains. My radio has already made many trips between the bathroom and kitchen, and in the summer I look forward to listening to it out in the garden.
EcoPlus: The Pure One Mini is an EcoPlus product which means it's very environmentally friendly. The radio/packaging uses some materials from recycled and sustainable processes, and the packaging itself is minimised and 70% recyclable. The best thing is it's low power consumption - it states on the box that you can run four of the radios for less energy than one low energy light bulb. That's not a lot of electricity! So if you like to be green, the Pure One Mini is an attractive option.
Ipod Compatability: All I'm going to say here is that the radio is ipod compatable, you just plug it in the back and the radio then acts like speakers. I don't have an ipod myself so haven't been able to test this feature out.
All in all, I think that the Pure One Mini is a great little DAB radio. At a time when digital radios can still be quite expensive, it's a good buy at around £35. You get great quality for your money, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Summary: 5 star DAB
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