Product Type: Pure portable radios
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Nice Looking Dab Radio
Pure One Classic
Member Name: rufusdog
Pure One Classic
Date: 13/01/11, updated on 03/11/11 (75 review reads)
Advantages: Looks Nice, good features
Disadvantages: See Review
I asked for one of these Pure Classic DAB radios for Christmas as I thought it looked a good radio with some extras on it that I hadn't seen on other radios for the same price band.
The radio I got was black in colour although they seem to do quite a few different colours of it. The radio has a nice feel to it like a moleskin feel, sort of velvety and makes you want to keep touching it as it feels so nice. It looks smart as well, it has a space on one side where it gives you the information on what station you have tuned in to etc. The dial and buttons are all nice and shiny silver in colour. The radio felt quite light weight when I got it out of the box.
When I turned on the radio it autotuned to find all the stations that were available in my area. It came up with about 76 channels altogether. You turn the dial to get to the next channel and then you press the dial in for it to play, but I found quite a few channels were coming up as not available.
The sound on the radio was not bad for such a small radio, you do need to have the ariel on top extended though or else it goes off and you cant pick up the channels. This might not be so if you live somewhere like London with a good reception but in my area I couldn't get any channels without the ariel extended.
I found that I could store the favourite channels quite easily although it took some trial and error to be able to do it.
Unfortunately I had to return my radio to the shop as when I switched it off I found it wouldn't come back on again. I don't know what happened, I used the standby button on the front of the radio to turn it off then unplugged it and moved it to the place where I wanted to have the radio all the time. On switching it back on again the next day the radio was dead and nothing was working at all on it.
I took it back to Currys where it was bought but they said they didn't have any more in stock and when asked if they were getting them in they said it was the end of line so doubted they would be getting any more of them which was quite disappointing at the time although I did find another one to have instead but had to pay a bit more money and it doesn't have as many features on it than this one did.
The other features it had which I would have liked were that it could pause live radio on the digital side of it for up to 15 minutes which I thought was a good idea seeing that I like to listen to football matches and other live sport but would have meant that if I needed a drink or whatever I wouldn't miss any of it. Also you could plug in your mp3 player to it via a usb socket so you could play that through it. Another thing was it had a clock and alarm on it so if I was cooking I could have set an alarm to remind me to go and check the oven (I would have my radio upstairs in my craft room). It also has a FM radio on it but I was not bothered about this feature as all the channels I wanted are on DAB.
I did like the radio and was very disappointed that I had to take it back after such a short time as I didn't get to try everything out but I am happy with my new one.
You can still get a pink version of this radio on Laskys for £57.99 but I would be a bit wary of if it goes wrong if they are not making them anymore.
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