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  • Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years
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    Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

    By 16 December 2013

    The age of digital radio is well and truly ready to deal a death blow to analogue, as Halfords announces it will stop selling analogue-only car radios within two years. From 2015 Halfords will offer only digital receivers, ushering in the switchover to...

  • Pure Evoke F4 brings Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to your radio
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    Pure Evoke F4 brings Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to your radio

    By 29 May 2013

    Pure has launched the Evoke F4 DAB and internet radio which is capable of streaming wirelessly to other audio devices. Designed to work with Pure's Jongo multiroom system, the Evoke F4 can act as a digital radio hub for your home's audio set-up. The F4...

  • Philips Original Radio Mini gives you that retro Philetta fix, compact package
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    Philips Original Radio Mini gives you that retro Philetta fix, compact package

    By 20 March 2013

    A smaller version of the Philips Original Radio has appeared on the Philips UK website. Called the Philips Original Radio Mini, it continues the lovely retro styling of the big brother launched at IFA 2012, in a more compact package. The Philips Original...

  • Sony XDR-S40DBP digital radio brings colour to your listening
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    Sony XDR-S40DBP digital radio brings colour to your listening

    By 11 March 2013

    Sony has announced the XDR-S40DBP portable digital radio. Hardly an easy to remember name, we know, but that potential £50 price tag should jog your memory. The compact Sony unit is just 180 x 95 x 36mm in size and weighs only 445g, making it an extremely...

  • Pure pairs up with designer Orla Kiely over new Evoke Mio design
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    Pure pairs up with designer Orla Kiely over new Evoke Mio design

    By 27 February 2013

    Pure has launched another special-edition version of its Evoke Mio radio designed by Orla Kiely. It isn't the first time Pure has worked with the designer, releasing another version of the Mio back in 2010 with a floral print. This Mio features a buttercup...

  • Geneva WorldRadio offers retro looks with smartphone-friendly tech
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    Geneva WorldRadio offers retro looks with smartphone-friendly tech

    By 14 February 2013

    Swiss brand Geneva has released a digital and FM radio that looks timeless yet is crammed with the latest connectivity and tech to ensure you never need miss a show or tune again. The Geneva WorldRadio is DAB/DAB+ enabled, is capable of receiving FM signals,...

  • Children in Need: £50 from every special edition Tivoli Audio Model 10+ DAB radio goes to charity
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    Children in Need: £50 from every special edition Tivoli Audio Model 10+ DAB radio goes to charity

    By 16 November 2012

    The BBC's annual Children in Need fundraising telethon airs tonight, so Pocket-lint would like to remind you that Tivoli Audio is doing its part by manufacturing its special edition Model 10+ DAB radio, available until the end of December 2012 - and £50...

  • Xbox 360 now also a radio, adds BBC radio stations via iPlayer app
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    Xbox 360 now also a radio, adds BBC radio stations via iPlayer app

    By 31 August 2012

    The BBC has added its wide range of radio stations to its iPlayer app on the Xbox 360, allowing 360 owners to turn their console into a radio. Users will now be able to listen to BBC Radio 1, BBC 1xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio...

  • Philips goes retro with 1950s inspired radios
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    Philips goes retro with 1950s inspired radios

    By 30 August 2012

    Philips has gone back to its roots by unveiling a range of retro-looking radios at its IFA event in Berlin. The company has been making radios since the 1920s and though Philips hasn’t gone that far back with its new array, the Philips Original Radio...

  • Tivoli to give all profits from Audio Model 10+ limited edition radio to Children in Need
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    Tivoli to give all profits from Audio Model 10+ limited edition radio to Children in Need

    By 24 August 2012

    Tivoli has begun taking pre-orders for its Audio Model 10+ radio Children in Need special edition, with 25 per cent of the profits going to the charity.  Tivoli itself will not make any profit on the limited-edition radio, which will retail for £199.99...

  • Best portable radios
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    Best portable radios

    By 3 August 2012

    Fancy some political discourse, Olympic sport commentary, gentle DJ patter or pop-rock clatter on the run? It’s online and on your TV, smartphone and tablet, but hard-button radios are still one of the nation’s favourite gadgets. The most popular...

  • Pure Evoke Mio Union Jack pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Pure Contour 200i Air pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Pure Sensia 200D Connect pictures and hands-on
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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....

  • Pure Sensia 200D Connect: The second coming
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    Pure Sensia 200D Connect: The second coming

    By 10 January 2012

    Pure has revealed its update to the Sensia; coming in the guise of the Sensia 200D Connect, this followup should deliver some upgraded performance on the older model which Pocket-lint found to be just a little off the mark. In short, the radio uses Wi-Fi...

  • Pure Contour 100Di pictures and hands-on
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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. ...

  • Pure Highway 300Di announced, we go hands-on
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    Pure Highway 300Di announced, we go hands-on

    By 11 November 2011

    Pure has unveiled its latest attempt to get on the road with you - the Pure Highway 300Di; a professionally installed car radio system that will help you with the jump from analogue to digital. Rather than being a mere follow up to the original Pure Highway,...

  • Magicbox Beam(s) in Apple friendly DAB docking station
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    Magicbox Beam(s) in Apple friendly DAB docking station

    By 13 September 2011

    What would happen if your Pure Sensia woke up in the middle of the night feeling a bit amorous and made sweet love to your iPock dock? Too weird an opening sentence? Actually, yes - we'll leave it there, but needless to say it was going to involve a detailed...

  • PURE Evoke Mio spruced up with Abacus Flower Edition
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    PURE Evoke Mio spruced up with Abacus Flower Edition

    By 11 August 2011

    Buoyed by the success of its previous team up, PURE has announced a new Orla Kiely designer radio. While the first Kiely-themed radio featured the designer's stem print, this new incarnation boasts Kiely's Abacus Flower print in a slate grey colour scheme....

  • Pure Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely hands-on
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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...

  • Pure makes the Move to your pocket
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    Pure makes the Move to your pocket

    By 3 August 2011

    Is there a market for pocket DAB radios? Pure obviously thinks so as the digital radio specialist has announced the successor to the PocketDAB 1500 - the Pure Move 2500. Packing both a DAB and a regular old fashioned FM one, the 2500 looks a bit like...

  • Pure Contour review
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    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...

  • Roberts Radio Vintage hands-on
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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,...

  • All-in-one audio goodness launches with the Geneva Sound Model S DAB
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    All-in-one audio goodness launches with the Geneva Sound Model S DAB

    By 11 July 2011

    iPhone and iPod docks don't come much slicker than the Swiss made Geneva Sound Model S DAB. The piano-lacquered cabinet features an LED that shines through the front grill which shows things like volume and track names. On top is a clever "touch light"...

  • Vita Audio launches limited edition Selfridges R1 MkII radio
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    Vita Audio launches limited edition Selfridges R1 MkII radio

    By 6 May 2011

    Vita Audio has teamed up with department store Selfridges & Co to launch a special limited edition of its R1 MkII DAB radio, featuring the shop's famous yellow hue. Just 2,000 units will be on sale and each will sport an individual number. Vita says that...