Product Type: Pure tuners
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It's A Bug's Life!
Pure Digital The Bug
Member Name: sara66
Pure Digital The Bug
Advantages: Digital Radio, Sound Quality
Disadvantages: Minor Glitches ( written in full in the article)
The Bug Too
I received this cutie as a birthday present, and have had it for about three years. I am extremely pleased with this product, and it shall remain in my life for a very long time!
It looks like a bug.
I'm not sure why, but whenever I look at it the word Frog comes into my mind, though it might be because the body looks like it's crouching down like a frog does. The entire radio is silver in colour, with the buttons which are a shinier mettalic silver. The body has two speakers on either side, which look like bug eyes.
The head is set on a longish movable silver neck, I'm not sure what the part that makes the neck is called but it looks like an extremely thick wire that is spiralling around. Their is an aerial attached to the back of the body which can be extended very long or very short and folded sideways when you do not need to use it.
The head of the radio, contains a screen which can tell you the time, when you set it up. When you turn the radio on, the screen shows a pair of big eyes opening up as though it is waking up, and when you turn the radio off the opposit happens, the eyes close as though it is sleeping, which is extremely cute, and almost makes you feel as though you have a pet in your room all the time!
The Bug does get very dusty on the back of the body and is visible dust, so you have to dust it once every two days. I think this is one of those products that could go in almost anyone's room. It looks young and hip and funky enough for a teenager's room but it works just as well in adult's room, it is not too out there. Earlier I said almost any room, I think it depends on the colour of your furniture as well, and I think the only colour furniture that it wouldn't go with is the very dark brown wood, but that's just my opinion, others may feel differently.
Its Functions...That I Know Of:
Ok, so even though I've had this for a long time, I haven't read through the entire manual so their may be functions that I do not know of. However, the following functions are the ones I use.
1. Time: Appears nice and big, when the radio is plugged in to the mains and turned on at the mains. It's perfectly safe to leave it on all the time. The time also appears when you turn on digital radio.
2. Alarm: You can set up an alarm to go off at anytime, it is very easy to do so, you don't even need the manual to figure it out.
3. Radio: Digital radio, allows for a lot of radio stations, some stations I'd never even heard of before I got this radio. Although some of these stations no longer run, and when they stop running the radio removes this station from the list of their stations, though this can take a while. One of the things I love about this radio is that you can actually pause and rewind live radio, which is something I've done a million times when I want to listen to asong over and over again!
4. SD Card slot: you can record radio programmes on this. Again this is easy to set up, but you will need to read the manual for this.
5. Movable neck: This enables you to position the screen in such a way that is visible to you wherever you are in your room, hence being able to see the time. It also means that you don't have to keep moving around the body.
The sound quality, in my opinion is fantastic. It has got a number of bars that you can go upto to increase the volume and likewise to decrease it. The speakers are very very good.
The product is not very big or awkward to carry if you needed to move it around. I don't know the exact size, but it is between small and medium sized, easy enough to pick up in one hand. Their is also a place to attach headphones into it at the back. It has to be plugged into the mains, One plug which is big and heavy for a plug, which has a long thin wire that attaches to the back of the radio.
Problems I've come across:
Yes, despite its cuteness, there have been a couple of minor problems.
Firstly, I'm not sure how but I accidentally set the radio so that it turns on the radio at 10pm every night, ocassionally I forget this, and if I've left the volume on very loud from my previous listen, this gives me quite a fright. A fair few times I've come back home late to hear voices chattering in my room, so I enter my room with a frying pan, just in case, only to find my radio is on! The box and the manual now being safely tucked away in the attic...never to be found again, has prevented me from figuring out how to turn this off permanently. So, so long as I make sure I've turned off The Bug at the mains before 10pm everyday, I'm safe from this fright.
Secondly, if for example a station is no longer running, and the digital radi still has it on its list and you go andclick on it, it takes a while to re-direct you to another station. This can be irritating sometimes, but not a major issue.
No, seriously, it really does make for a good footrest, when you have it on a teatable next to an armchair, and you swing your legs over the arm of the chair, and place your feet on the head of The Bug. It is surprisingly comfortable!
A great product, well worth the money. Amazon currently has sellers in their marketplace selling it for £35.
Summary: A cute little radio
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