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656398 pure contour dab radio ipod docPure Contour

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Feb 6, 2012
This is probably the largest DAB radio I have reviewed, but to be fair it is also FM, Internet, Media Player, Wi-Fi and has an iPod and iPhone dock. However as yet it has stubbornly refused to do the washing up or the ironing.

655101 roberts stream 105 portable internet radiRoberts Stream 105 Internet Radio

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jan 23, 2012
If you only listen to Internet Radio then this could be for you. It also means providing you have a decent Broadband connection almost any station anywhere in the world is available to you even if normal radio reception is naff.

654524 roberts recordR DAB FM radio recordeRoberts RecordR

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jan 18, 2012
Very few DAB radios have the ability to record (in MP2) to SD card, the original Bug by another manufacturer was one and here from Roberts their RecordR offers this extremely useful feature both for timed and instant recording.

654520 pure one flow DAB radiPure One Flow

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jan 11, 2012
This is a DAB, FM and Internet radio; however believe it or not that is just part of what this can do. Pure have their ‘Lounge’ and with this service now improved and enhanced it enables your radio to do much more.

654518 Acer Ferrari Motion Laser MousMice from Acer and Verbatim

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jan 8, 2012
Few if any of us can afford a Ferrari so this red and black offering with the Ferrari logo might be the closest we come. Second Go Mini – not a car reference – refers to a small corded mouse for those who cannot get on with trackpads.

652023 Pure ONE Classic Series II BlacPure One with Listen Later

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Nov 9, 2011
While Pure were the first to offer SD card recording with ‘The Bug’ many years ago. This version of Pure One, the 'Classic Series II', has a different approach by recording onto internal memory this allow you to listen later at a time to suit you.

651470 Pure Sirocco 550 Right with apple iphonPure Sirocco 550

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Oct 31, 2011
While Pure are best known for DAB radios, this is certainly far more than that, I can remember a couple of units that have CD and another few that have Internet Radio, here the Sirocco 550 has the whole range of items.
This looks a lot like a radio I had in my youth, leather covered with a leather handle, the differences are of course immense with the top manual tuning dial replaced by a rather nice screen display, so I assume we call it retro.

650903 roberts uncologic dab radiRoberts unologic

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Oct 7, 2011
A slightly different DAB/FM radio from Roberts. Smaller than most but still capable of giving a large sound from the built in speaker. The big difference is that you do not need to be tethered to a mains lead as it can work from batteries.

650348 roberts sportsdab 2 digital radio DARoberts SportsDAB2

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Sep 23, 2011
Normally small DAB radios require a set of earbuds to be plugged in as they rely on them to provide the aerial, reception is often only so so. Here something different it looks like a small standard radio with a speaker and small rod aerial.

649203 Jabra Speak 410 USB Conference SpeakerphonJabra for Skype and Visor

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Sep 7, 2011
Two different products for two different market sectors the link they are both produced by Jabra. The first for conference calls including Skype, the second to fit over your cars sun visor to allow the user hands free phoning.

648430 Magellan eXplorist 710 Waterproof Hiking GPMagellan eXplorist 710

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Aug 21, 2011
Not so much a sat nav – although it can do that – but a tool to guide you around the countryside for what I am told is a new craze Geo Tagging. People hide clues and you then go on a search for the next and so on using this tool.

646778 airties 4420 tv wireless streaming access poinWireless Kit for Internet TV

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Aug 2, 2011
The original version of this review was completed a while ago. I held it back to allow AirTies to check out a possible compatibility problem with an item of equipment I was using. As yet I am still waiting for the results of this investigation and so heave decided to release the review.

646859 Q2 Cube Wireless Internet RadiQ2 Internet Radio

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jul 15, 2011
At a recent one evening exhibition to show off new products I saw much of the same that I saw last year however there were a couple of interesting items and this cube is perhaps the star of the show its ingenious.
A three band outdoor radio, but it is so much more, it’s a torch, it can charge your mobile phone and is also an Altimeter, Compass, Barometer, Thermometer, Chronograph and it even has an alarm and it can recharge using Solar power.

646262 Magicbox Parabola Kitchen dab fm digital radiMagicbox Parabola

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jul 1, 2011
It is difficult not to make comparisons having recently reviewed the excelled Magicbox Tower that was only a smidgeon short of the rarely awarded 5x5 award. Here is a different beast, the Magicbox Parabola, a DAB/FM radio with alarm and sleep timer.

645378 Nevada Sinfonie II Multi Region DAB FM RadiSinfonie II DAB and FM Radio

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on June 22, 2011
This Nevada DAB/FM radio is easy to use. While most will use it on mains it is possible to run it from 6x‘C’ batteries. The plastic finish makes it easy to wipe down so ideal for use in say a kitchen where there could be spills.

644978 cisco linksys e4200 wireless routeDual-band Wireless-N Router

Published in Wireless by mfereday on June 16, 2011
While Cisco’s plans for a multi-faceted consumer brand may have suffered a hiccup and not been as successful as it had hoped, the company has still managed to produce a number of stylish products that are both easy on the eye and functional. Into this category falls the Cisco Linksys E series of wireless routers.

644933 Sennheiser RS 170 Closed Digital Wireless HeadphonWireless or Wired

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on June 12, 2011
Headsets are very popular ways to listen, here a choice of two. The first both conventional and unconventional as it lets you roam as its Wireless. The second intended more for gaming means you are tethered buts its USB.

644934 pure bug dab digital radiThe Bug Revisited

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on June 10, 2011
Pure Digitals ‘Bug’ designed by Wayne Hemminway is a very futuristic early DAB radio with extras. Some have its Re-view feature but almost none have what is for me its best the ability to save timed recordings to SD card.

643627 magicbox tower iPod dock station DAB radiMagicbox Tower

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on May 4, 2011
To me this name makes it sound ‘large’ and it certainly isn’t, in fact I am fairly sure it’s the smallest DAB, FM and iPod dock unit that I have seen, it is of course a tower shape but only very little, however the sound it gives is not small.