Product Type: Pure portable radios
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Pure Evoke-1S Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio
Member Name: sparkle1004
Pure Evoke-1S Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio
Advantages: Plays crystal clear music and it looks good
Disadvantages: The wire on mine has become damaged over the years
I love music and I would always choose to have the radio on instead of the television. Radio has changed a lot since I was little and when digital radio was created, I jumped on the band wagon as soon as I could with my beloved PURE Evoke 1s Digital Radio.
About the product
The product is a digital and FM radio which allows you to enjoy listening to your favourite radio stations with crispness and clarity. It allows you to preset your favourite stations and to switch between quickly and easily. It has a clock radio so you can wake up to your favourite songs instead of a noisy alarm and it can be linked up to your ipod or mp3 player. It has a socket for your headphones so you can see listen when everyone else is asleep as well as a kitchen timer button. In addition is has a light sensor which adjusts to the brightness of the room so it will become dimmer when you are listening to music in the dark.
I love the appearance of my radio and it fits in so well with the decor of my kitchen. The radio has a maple wood veneer and a silver face with the speaker on the left and the controls on the right. It is switched on and off using the blue power switch and there are two knobs, one to adjust the volume and one to search for stations. It has six preset buttons to store up to 30 of your favourite stations as well as a source, info, menu and timer button. It has a sturdy silver handle for carrying the radio safely and a silver aerial which can be stored out of sight when not in use. The ipod, mp3 player, headphone and electrical socket are all at the back as well as a battery pack so you can listen to your radio outdoors too.
The radio is quite compact in its size. It has a height of 17.5 cm, a width of 21 cm and a depth of 11cm.
The product will cost you around £99 although it will be available for cheaper if you shop around. It can be bought from electrical stores such as Argos and also from a range of online websites.
The machine is classy in its appearance and I think that it looks far more expensive than it actually is. It is simple to set up and after a quick scan through the stations you are ready to go. In order to set the stations to your preference, you simply find a station that you like, hold down one of the preset buttons and then the station is stored on that button. Even I managed to do it! When I use the radio in the valleys where my parents live, I find that I have less stations than when I am in Cardiff but I still have plenty so location will make this product work differently.
The sound on the product is crystal clear and you get none of the fizziness that you do on old radios. It allows you to tune into stations that I had never heard of and the little screen tells you the name of the station, the show and sometimes the song that is playing which amazes me still. The only time the signal goes is when I am walking around in a certain part of the room and it makes the signal dip in and out which can be annoying. The volume is very good and the highest volume goes higher than I would ever need it to go, even when I am entertaining.
The Mp3 function works well and it is a simple and straightforward process, although I've only used it once as a novelty and I don't have an Ipod to comment on. The headphone socket functions well and the sound is just as clear. I haven't used the alarm function as I use my trusted mobile phone. Over time, because I have been transported my around a bit, the electrical wire which plugs into the back has become a bit loose and temperamental. This is after years of use and a bit of roughness on my part but I'm still knocking off a star as it's is advertised as being portable.
All in all, this is a classy looking radio which plays crystal clear music from all of your favourite radio stations. It is simple to use with a great volume and it comes with a variety of other useful functions. I am very happy with my purchase and although mine hasn't been quite as durable as I would have hoped, it has been going strong for years so I am still more than happy with my purchase.
Summary: A classy looking radio which plays your favourite radio stations with clarity
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