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Product of the week

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

You may have already seen our recent blogs on Roberts new Revival range, How to choose your radio and how great Roberts radios are so continuuing with the radio theme our product of the week is the Pure Sensia.

Released late last year the Sensia has really made quite an impact combining a WiFi, DAB and FM radio, iPod dock and a capactative 2.5 inch touch screen a real first for a radio.

We found in the past that due to the fact that nearly any radio station can be picked up from around the world the number of available stations was huge; accessing them though was difficult. The Sensia with it’s touchscreen (manufactured by the same company that makes the iPhone touchscreen) was a revelation allowing you to sift through a huge number of stations with ease.

Pure are really making the most of the wireless capability of the Sensia by opening up it’s own app store; ‘The Lounge’  allowing you to access Facebook and Twitter through your radio and many more to come.

With all the new features that come with the Sensia the bread and butter of radio is not ignored the sound quality and reception is superb.

What I love about the Sensia is the little touchs such as the seamless connection with iPods giving album art and song information.  Touchscreen usability is second to none and in some really funky colours will look fantastic in any room.

Currently priced around £210 depending on colour it is a fantastic value.

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World Cup Specials From Pure

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Stuck at work, out and about, unable to get to a TV or even better South Africa while the World Cup is on? Why not listen to it in glourious digital quality with Pure’s range of portable DAB radios!

The PocketDAB is an old Pure favourite it’s small, simple design is ideal for whilst out running and the reception is fantastic it is rare you will have to switch to FM. Another extra is the high quality Sennheisser headphones for a really crisp, sharp sound, finally to celebrate Pure are giving away a free carry case!

In gorgeous leather and clip on the back to attach to your clothing it is a must have accessory and at £15 getting it for free is even better!

This offer is not just restricted to the PocketDAB Pure are also giving away a free carry case with their Move model as well.

The Move is a fantastic little radio well worth a listen to for more info please read my review by clicking here!

In a choice of the colours; midnight black or chilli red the free carry cases are worth £18 , so get listening in style this summer with a Pure Move or PocketDAB!

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Pure Move Review

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Pure move has sold exceptionally well over the last year or so and with summer coming a time where portable radios are very popular for sitting out in the garden or in the park with I thought I would take a look and see what all the fuss was about.

Pictures I had already seen did make the Move look a little dated but that conception was well and truly gone after opening the box. In a smooth brushed metal effect fascia it looks superb the pictures on the internet do not do it justice, the back is a black soft touch rubber effect which looks good but also adds extra grip for when being carried. Another brilliant design feature is the kickstand on the back to give it additional support which feels sturdy and keeps the Move stable.

In terms of size and weight the Move scores well easily held in your hand weighing very little makes it easy to pop into a bag and go.

In the box you get a mains adapter so you can charge the integrated battery, the Move and a manual. Lots of cardboard and no polystyrene I definitely give Pure the thumbs up on their packaging policy.

Portable DAB radios are power guzzlers and need the necessary batteries to go with them, unlike the majority of portable radios which require umpteen AA batteries the Move comes with an inbuilt Chargepak which itself is worth about £30 in itself is always bonus. It is claimed by pure to have a running time of 40 hours – quite a claim, but to be fair it does hold up we got about 38/39 hours in our first couple of tests which by most standards is very good.

Where I tested it it is a very low DAB signal area and is for miles around but the Move performed very well with a bit of breakup but nothing horrendous, it also picked up a wide variety of stations a couple more than our dedicated DAB radio which was a nice surprise. However with an external antennae I’m sure we could’ve got better signal with more time and patience.

The Move differs from the PocketDAB 1500 in that is has an integrated speaker which is fine for on the go listening, however should you listen to it for a long period of time I would recommend going for something with bigger speakers. I also tested the playback through headphones which again was good but nothing substantial.

An interesting feature is the Aux-in allowing you to play your audio devices through the move speaker should you want a change. Again this worked well and is fine for using on the go. The other connection is a micro USB port which will be used for future software upgrades.

What you really have to give the move credit for is ease of use, many radios I have found make even accessing the most common of functions a complete faff the Move doesn’t. Power on at the side boots up the move in about 10-15 seconds as it needs time to tune in. On the fascia you have menu button if you really want to play about with settings and then a DAB/FM button for easy switching, an info and preset button if you want so set favourite stations and info if you want a bit more information about which station you have ( a function that didn’t work particularly well but I think that is more to do with the signal we get). In the centre is a nub for switching station/tuning depending on whether you are on DAB or FM or for changing volume depending on which way you push. I did like the nub it was simple to use and quite sturdy giving good feedback when you push it. An interesting yet fairly useless feature is the keylock on the side which I suppose could be used if you put the Move in a bag but apart from that answers on a post card please!

After having quite a play with the Pure Move I can see why it has sold very well, its stylish, performs well and is at a very good price point of around £70. To be honest I can’t really find a fault yes the sound and reception quality could be better but for a portable DAB radio it performs brilliantly.

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Gadget Show Rates Roberts DAB

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

20080913093133-ecologic_1_blackIf you’re a fan of The Gadget Show then chances are you spotted the DAB digital radio feature. The show is legendary for its rigorous testing criteria for various electrical appliances and the DAB radio segment was no exception. After checking credentials such as sound quality, looks and extra features, the collection of radios was whittled down to the top five. The Roberts Ecologic Eco-1 was one of the radios that made the grade, and for very good reasons.

The Roberts brand is well known so the quality of its products almost goes without saying. However, this particular radio also has the added bonus of being extremely portable, making it the ideal choice for taking on holiday, or just for moving around the house to different rooms. And the name is a bit of a giveaway when it comes to its green credentials. The Ecologic has a built-in battery charger, which means you don’t have to rely on buying new batteries and disposing of old ones – you can simply recharge. So, there you have it, the Ecologic Eco-1 gets a thumbs up from The Gadget Show and from us at Go Electrical!

Limited Stock Roberts Classic R9954 Portable Radio

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Roberts Classic R9954 Portable Radio

Roberts Classic R9954 Portable Radio

We’ve got a limited number of Roberts portable radios at the fantastic price of £26.90 AND free delivery.

It has a large speaker for clarity and can be tuned on LW/MW and FM. Able to run off a AC power adapter (supplied) or C batteries (not supplied).

Snap them up before stock runs out.

Click here to see the Roberts Classic R9954 on Go-Electrical.

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Pure Digital’s new Avanti Flow

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The newly added Pure Digital Avanti Flow arrived into the Go-Electrical catalogue when it launched in Mid- December but we’ve been so busy over the Christmas period we’ve not had a chance to write about it.

This is definitely a table top radio as it is fairly big (nearly 40 cm wide). The Avanti Flow includes a DAB radio, FM radio and Internet Connectivity for wifi radio as well as being able to dock most iPods and iPod nanos.

The Avanti Flow includes Pure’s Clearsound technology. Clearsound is a digital end-to-end audio subsystem. Using high quality Class D amplifiers, digital audio shaping technology and custom-tuned speakers to provide clear dynamic sound.

As an all in one sound system the Avanti Flow has everything you need as well as looking slick and modern.
The Avanti Flow can also be registered with Pure Lounge, Pure’s radio and media portal. It includes access to internet radio stations, networked audio content and Pure Sounds. With access to radio across the Internet the possibilities are endless so Pure Lounge provides a good place to start and will help keep it all organised.

If you’ve got an Avanti Flow we’d love to know what you think?

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