specialbe... 3

specialbeat

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:26.03.2004

Reviews:8

Quote-start

Pure 1500 handheld DAB / FM Radio

Quote-end
20.10.2008

Advantages:
Good Quality reception, easy to use .

Disadvantages:
Navigator button too small, On the expensive side, No case included with radio

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Radio Quality

Sound & Volume

Range of Features

Durability

Value for Money

Alarm Quality

Clock Quality

4 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. rd52169
  2. GJRendall
  3. manlybeach
and 3 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I purchased a Pure 1500 Handheld DAB / FM Radio and had it for one week as I did not get on very well with the buttons. I consequently found something else in its place. Here is the lowdown of the Pure 1500 handheld DAB Radio.

What it does:
FM and DAB with RDS (Radio Data System) which displays the radio broadcast data, ie: The station name, song data, artist data etc.

Rechargable battery which boasts to last for upto 24 hours using DAB.

20 Presets (10 FM stations and 10 DAB stations which means your favourite stations can be stored and accessed at the touch of one button.

5 EQ Settings

Hardware:
The casing is made from metal and was slightly bigger than I was anticipating. The device has plastic silver buttons (which seemed a bit tacky and I am not sure why they didn't use metal buttons instead (maybe a weight issue)).
For my fingers, it seemed to be a bit of a chore using the middle navigator button flicking from left to right, up and down etc and quite occasionally I could not change the channel as my fingers slipped as I think that this particular button could have been designed a little better (this is what made me decide to change to a different dab radio). Also this button seems to click quite loudly (well probably not that loud, but seems loud at night when
in bed).

The backlight is bright orange and has 3 different selections, Off, On, or on for about 8 seconds when a button is pressed.

The Headphones (which also act as an antenna) are made by Senheiser which is a very reputable make, good quality little in ear cans.

I was shocked to find out that there was no case included with the radio, although you can purchase this from 'Pure' for £14.99.... a bit cheeky, they could have included just a fabric wallet or something at least.
The headphone socket is at the side of the radio which can pose a few problems if you wish to stick it in a smaller pocket, they should have placed this at the top!

The charger takes around 4 hours to charge the radio and boasts to last for 24 hours, although I cannot account for it lasting that long, I did only top up the charge and it lasted the whole week being used in some afternoons and evenings. Apperently just using FM instead of DAB will make the battery last longer!

Software:
The software seemed to be good, easy to understand and use, I don't think anyone will have a problem using this device.

Overall:
Although I did not have any issues with the audio quality of the radio in
normal circumstances, I just could not get used to the middle selector button
as it was a little small and fiddly. I had a bit of trouble using this device

whilst using my laptop but that could have been the wireless, once I
had found a better quality place nearby then it was ok. I also plugged the radio
straight into my stereo system (which does not have dab) and worked quite well in the house.

The thing I loved about this is the RDS feature..... if I like a song then it
is not difficult to find out who it is or what it is called as it is displayed in realtime on the display... nice. It also can tell you the type of station, ie: Pop, rock etc.

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

  Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

majeedkazi 20.10.2008 15:11

Well Reviewed....

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 offer for Pure Digital Pocket DAB 1500   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Product details

EAN 0759454807993, 5055257694538, 0759454806897, 0759454809164, 7594548091642
Manufacturer Pure Digital
USB Interface No
MP3 Encoding No
MP3 Playback No
Cassette Player without Cassette Player
CD Player without CD Player
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) DAB, Yes
PMP Docking No
Remote Control No

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Pure Digital Pocket DAB 1500 - review by okz19

Quote-start old tech, over valued!! Quote-start

somewhat helpful

Review Ratings »

This review of Pure Digital Pocket DAB 1500 has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. rd52169
  2. GJRendall
  3. manlybeach

and 3 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Pure Digital Evoke MIO

Pure Digital Evoke MIO

Radio Devices, Portable Radios - without CD Player

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 113.89

Pure Digital ONE Classic

Pure Digital ONE Classic

Radio Devices, Portable Radios - without CD Player

User reviews (10)

Buy now for only £ 49.00



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Pure Digital Pocket DAB 1500? Click here