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First of all I'm going to say I absolutely love my DAB radio. Do you ever have time where you just don't want to watch the tv or are busy doing the housework and want something to keep you upbeat? This is the perfect solution!
Not only is it cute and stylish but it's extremely functional.
The sound quality on it is crisp and sharp at all volumes (no tinny or muffled sounds).
It is so easy to tune into radio channels that even a child could do it!! I haven't had any problems with picking up signal either.
It has a built in clock on the front (great for me as I don't have a wall clock in my house)
The added bonus which really prompted me to purchase this radio was the fact it includes an iPod dock so you can slot your ipod in and listen to your own choice of songs whilst it charges it!
The thing I love most about this is the look of it. I love the retro/vintage look and it really fits in with my home interior. I think it's worth every penny!!
The product is tripping its got both retro aspects such as the radio (FM/ AM) and the dock system for the IPhone so not only does it provide the factors of a normal radio but other beneficial factors including the dock system allowing me to listen to my favorite genres and hearing them in decent sound quality. However i hardly use this for the music aspect as it disconnects at a high volume, so i tend to use a stereo built for louder audio. I only really use this for my alarm as its small enough to sit right beside my bed. if i had the option to place my stereo beside me trust me i would have. The product isn't so much better than other products in the same category but it is highly unique in comparison to radios that exist nowhere days. The price is great and is acceptable for what you are getting in return.
I love love love this product!! It has a 1970s style to it. The outer is gorgeous pink leather. It fits in perfectly with my bedroom furnishings! Not a bright pink but a classy dusky pink - really stunning. To be honest, this was the main reason that I bought it. I know. Shallow!
For those who buy electronics for their electronic quali and not because they are pik, this is brilliant. Te speaker quality is second to none. I do not like to play the music in the bedroom very loud, due to neighbours. This DAB can have the volume set lower than others I have tried. I think because the quality is so crisp and clear.
There is the option to listen to FM on this radio it to be honest, I only ever use the DAB function. It has proved very reliable. The functionality is easy to get your head around. You can pre-set up to ten stations, which is useful.
It is possible to dock your iPhone on this radio. Double check your model is compatible. This came out before iPhone 5 so needs an adaptor but this can still be used.
The final selling point for me was that it can be battery or mains operated. I have used it out in the garden on a sunny day. Bliss!
A great little purchase for any household!
I would highly recommend this DAB radio and Ipod dock to anyone who is looking for this kind of product at a decent low price as it works really well. I am sure there are better and more expensive systems but it works, it sounds good and it looks good.
I have this one, I bought it about 6 weeks ago and I really like it. It is great because the signal is good and so is the sound. It picks up over 40 stations for me, and they are all great quality. If you like to listen to the radio, and particularly like listening to stations that you don't hear as often it is a great little player.
The Ipod dock works great on it, I have the Ipod classic which charges whilst it is plugged in which I just see as an added bonus and find it is great because you can flick between listening to the Radio with a great sound quality to listening to your own Ipod.
If you are looking for a low cost, good quality product that is going to get you though the day then buy this. I did and I love it. I would recommend it to all!
A few months ago I was looking for a replacement portable radio mainly to put in my spare bathroom so that I can listen to music while having a bath (as clearly it is not OK to use plugs in there!) My old portable radio/CD player had died and I was looking to upgrade to a radio with an iPhone dock so that I could play all of my current music on it. I also wanted a unit that would look really good on my bathroom shelf, fit in with my colour scheme and be easily portable.
I started with a blank page looking at lots of different products online and after a lot of research I came across the View Retro Radio Dab and IPhone Dock. I am really glad that I did as so far I have been very pleased with it, even though it is a brand and product that I had never heard of before.
The radio has a retro design with a stylish leather finish around a wooden box making it look like something from the 70's (the picture on the box is of a girl from the 70's wearing very large groovy headphones!) It comes in a variety of colours and I chose the pink version. This might not sound stylish but it looks absolutely gorgeous - a pale pink leather surround with a cream facing that is not at all garish. It is also keeping up with the latest trend of everything being retro!
The radio can be mains or battery powered and works on 4 C size batteries, which last for 15 hours (I've not used mine for this long yet but they are still going strong!) It has a fab carry handle that means you can move it around anywhere easily and is light and compact to carry around.
The product has a both a DAB and FM radio, which can be pre-set with up to 10 stations via an automatic search and an iPhone dock. This is the older version dock so for IPhone 5 upwards you will need a lightening adapter. It also has an automatic clock setting, a backlit LCD screen and two 10 Watt speakers
The sound quality of the unit is great - it really does sound good for the size it is when playing both the radio and iPhone. It can be a bit fiddly to move between the different audio outputs via the buttons but is fine once you have got the hang of it.
The only negative about the product is that the IPhone dock is a bit unstable and you have to hold it with one hand if you are making any changes via the iPhone
The radio can be bought on line from a number of retailers and is also on sale in Argos and some other high street stores. The RRP is about £99 but it can often be found for around £70
Overall I am very pleased with this radio. The sound is great, but for me the design is the real plus and it makes me smile every time I walk past it in my bathroom. I think it is well worth the money!
This review might also be posted on Ciao under my username Star20000