Pure Digital has launched the TEMPUS-1S, the third generation of the TEMPUS family of DAB bedside radios.

To aid sleep and relaxation, TEMPUS-1S has been enhanced with "Natural Sounds" including birdsong, forest rain, thunderstorm and lapping waves.

These digitally recorded natural sounds can be listened to as background music, used as an alarm tone or played for up to 90 minutes before gradually fading out to silence once the user is asleep.

TEMPUS-1S features a new OLED display, claiming to provide crystal-clear readability from any angle and a light sensor which automatically adjusts display brightness.

Other new features include: more station presets (30 DAB or FM); an auxiliary input to connect an iPod or MiniDisc player; Intellitext for browsing stored scrolling text, textSCAN to pause and control scrolling text and FM with RDS for maximum station choice.

Features kept from the TEMPUS-1XT include SnoozeHandle, advanced alarm settings including weekday, weekend or one off, wake fade up and sleep fade down, full screen clock, crystal clear audio, USB upgradeability and an optional stereo speaker.

TEMPUS-1S is the third member of the EcoPlus range from PURE and has been designed to minimise environmental impact, with a standby power consumption of less than 1W, packaging made from a minimum of 70% recycled material, finished with water based varnish, and documentation printed with soya-based ink on 100% recycled paper.

TEMPUS-1S will be available on the high street for around £99.99 in September.