Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Pure Evoke Mio Union Jack pictures and hands-on

    By 9 May 2012

    Apparently, there are a few "events" happening in the UK this summer. Well, we wish somebody had told us - we's planned a big Pocket-lint barbecue and now Prince Charles and Rebecca Adlington have cried off because they've got "something more important...

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    Pure Contour 200i Air pictures and hands-on

    By 13 January 2012

    Pure's Contour range, in the past, combined iPhone and iPod docking with its speciality - DAB and internet radio - but with the latest model, the Pure Contour 200i Air, the company has ditched radio features altogether. And that's because the idea is...

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    Pure Sensia 200D Connect pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    We at Pocket-lint are big fans of Pure and its ever-growing range of DAB and internet radios. But the Pure Sensia, so long the flagship of the range, left a slightly sour taste in our mouth. It wasn't that we didn't like the Sensia. We loved it in fact....

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    Pure Contour 100Di pictures and hands-on

    By 21 November 2011

    Pure has dominated the airwaves with its radio rich line up for quite a while now. The company has plentiful different products that offer all sorts of takes on the conventional radio. Everything from DAB bedside action to in car tuners is catered for. ...

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    Pure Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely hands-on

    By 9 August 2011

    Following the success of DAB specialist Pure's first collaboration with renowned designer Orla Kiely, the maker has introduced a further update of the Evoke Mio radio featuring a new print, and we were invited along to the designer's flagship store...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Pure Contour review

    By 1 August 2011

    Internet radios are gradually increasing in popularity thanks to the gargantuan selection of global radio stations that they offer access to and the Pure Contour goes one better by throwing a retractable iPod dock into the mix. Boasting the official...

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    Roberts Radio Vintage hands-on

    By 28 July 2011

    The Roberts Radio Vintage is the latest DAB from the British brand, following on from its hugely popular Revival radio and being launched as part of Roberts' 80th anniversary celebrations. Sporting similar retro styling to the distinctive Revival model,...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Pure One Flow review

    By 26 April 2011

    Who said internet radios had to be expensive? Not us, and certainly not DAB specialist Pure, which recently expanded its affordable range of One radios with the addition of a web-capable model. The Pure One Flow is a sub-£100 DAB and internet radio that...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Vita Audio R4i review

    By 19 April 2011

    Vita Audio is a manufacturer with a very particular speciality: tabletop radios, or rather luxury tabletop radios aimed at customers who value design and performance above all - and are willing to pay princely sums for those things. The R4i is Vita Audio’s...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Marantz Melody Media review

    By 11 March 2011

    The hi-fi landscape is changing and, not surprisingly, it all revolves around Apple if this high-end piece of kit from Japanese brand Marantz is anything to go by. The Marantz Melody Media was crowned as the, “world’s first AirPlay certified music...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 review

    By 10 March 2011

    If you have trouble getting up in the dull, grey mornings then you might want to look into getting yourself a dawn-simulator lamp. One such example is the Lumie Bodyclock 250 which offers a lamp built into a clock radio. According to Lumie, clinical trials...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    GEAR4 HouseParty AirWave review

    By 8 March 2011

    The idea of an iPhone dock is becoming less and less appealing to owners of the humble Apple gadget. Maybe it’s the thought of being parted from all those lovely apps, but there’s a reason why California’s finest released AirPlay last year. Not...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Roberts Radio Stream 63i review

    By 16 February 2011

    With so many different ways to listen to your music nowadays, sometimes it can be tricky to find a product that covers all the formats. Roberts Radio's Stream 63i certainly gives it a good shot, boasting a Wi-Fi radio, along with DAB and FM tuners, an...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Pure Twilight review

    By 21 January 2011

    The gloomy weather in January and February can make it very hard to get up in the mornings, and that's where this dawn-simulator from DAB specialist Pure comes in. The Twilight might sound like a tedious, vampire-based novel for teenagers, but it's actually...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Revo AXiS review

    By 2 December 2010

    It looks like a simple bedside clock radio, but underneath the AXiS’ soft black plastic shell are more features than you’ve a right to expect in a gadget aimed at bedside tables. Inside are tuners for FM and digital radio - both DAB and DAB+ - with...