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She had got it cheaply somewhere and all she had was the unit so firstly I downloaded the Instructions and then found a lead to charge it, while it looks like a USB ‘C’ it’s not so that took a while of sorting out from a range of slightly older offerings. This is basically a battery unit and you should only need to recharge it after around 15 hours of use.
Next I left it charging overnight and when I looked in the morning a saw a green light on top of the near square unit. There is one hard wired lead attached and that is a 3.5mm one to take the output to an external speaker should you wish. This was just dangling and once I had cleaned it I was able to wind it round the outside to sit out of the way as designed.
Next a good clean as whoever had owned it previously was not the most careful. This works by depressing the top and then the inside springs up by about 2cm to reveal a display. This was reluctant to raise and lower initially because of a build-up of gunge but after a good clean this too worked correctly.
The Pure StreamR is a DAB+, FM, Bluetooth and indeed Alexa unit.
All these functions still worked even after the abuse/neglect of its previous owner something that did not surprise me as my own Pure Bug being an example of something that is twenty plus years old and still working correctly.
So once I had printed out the instructions for my friend I only had to return it to her and walk her through what does what. I rang her a few days later and was told all was well and she had only had to charge it once since I returned it to her.
Looking at my initial review I see it was ‘Highly Commended’ and at that time it was £119.95.
At the time of publication the Pure StreamR is available from Amazon for £59.95 or I see in good ‘Used’ condition for £44.49.