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On the front there's the single speaker on the left with the control panel being on the right.
The control section is easy to handle with a small but perfectly clear screen on the top with a volume and tuning dial just below it. Then we have the buttons, consisting of six number buttons, a source, info, menu, power and clock buttons. And a little light that glows when the unit is on.
On the rear is has a few ports, those being, (from left to right), 'update usb input','auxiliary speaker output', 'headphones'. 'stereo output', 'auxiliary input' and the 'power port'.
Also on the rear there is the aerial itself, which extends manually being one of those old fashioned slim metal one that can be seen on an early 1980's Ford Granada.
Then there's the battery compartment, which houses the rechargeable PAK that comes with this unit. This rechargeable unit means that you can have constant power no matter where you are.
It offers 30 pre-set stations, using the tuning button and these 6 numbers storing buttons. The source button lets you pick DAB or FM, or even using external devices in the aux. Mode.
Then there's the information button that give you information on the station you are on, with extra info appearing when you're using DAB.
Then there's the alarm function and even timers, with each function being easy to set up using the on-screen directions.
There's no doubt that this one looks great standing in the kitchen, or what ever room you want to put it in, with its old fashioned look of wooden cabinet and plastic front, and up to date functions. It can be carried with ease using the small handle that curves over the top.
This radio is one of those ones that is a great little device and sells for about £50, which is not too bad considering that when they first hit the streets they were double that price.
I have used lower cost radios which look similar and are almost as good as but this one somehow seems to stand out above the rest.
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