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Portable DAB digital radios
Portable digital radios are an ideal way to listen to DAB digital radio stations around the house. Many models can be powered either from the mains or from batteries.



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MagicBox Tops
MagicBox Tops DAB with a funky design and simple operation
Easy to use Tops offers unique Scandanavian design in an affordable DAB radio.

Pure ONE Mi DAB digital radio with FM

Pure ONE Mi DAB digital radio DAB black finish
Pure ONE Mi DAB digital radio with FM

key features:

read our news item about the Pure ONE Mi
presets across DAB and FM; auto tuning
telescopic aerial and full-range 3 inch speaker
Mains or battery powered using optional ChargePAK A1, offering up to 18 hours' operation.
clear display plus status icons
buttons controlling volume, presets, etc.

dimensions 155mm x 100mm x 38mm


Guide price:

£25-35

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?

available from:  Tesco Direct - £check (white finish) | Marks & Spencer online - £check (black or white finish) | Tesco Direct - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish) | Argos online - £34.99 (item 925/5894, black finish) | John Lewis - £check (white finish) | John Lewis - £check (black finish)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Roberts ClassicDAB digital radio featuring FM reception

Roberts ClassicDAB digital radio featuring FM reception
Roberts ClassicDAB digital radio featuring FM reception

key features:

read our news item about the Roberts ClassicDAB
10 presets on DAB Band III and 10 on FM
FM RDS station naming
Runs off mains or battery power (using 6 'AA' batteries)
backlit display giving programme info, multiplex name, etc
single speaker; telescopic aerial; headphone socket
manual and automatic multiplex tuning
135 x 213 x 90mm; 0.7 Watts RMS power output

Guide price:

£39.99
available from:  Argos online - £39.99 (item 929/0062)  | Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £check

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE MINI Series II DAB digital radio with FM

Pure ONE MINI Series II DAB digital radio with FM
Pure ONE MINI Series II DAB digital radio with FM

Pure ONE MINI Series II DAB digital radio with FM, available in a white or black finish

key features:

read our news item about the Pure One mini Series II
16 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming and scrolling text); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and full-range 3 inch speaker
soft-touch finish and satin-look controls
Mains or battery powered using optional ChargePAK B1, offering up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
connect your iPod or mp3 player for playback through the radio
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.

dimensions 130mm x 135mm x 60mm
uses less than 1 Watt of power in standby mode


Guide price:

£49.99
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?
available from:  Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish) | John Lewis - £49.99 (white finish) | John Lewis - £49.99 (black finish)
also available - ChargePAK B1 battery: Amazon - £check (B1 rechargeable battery pack for Mini II)
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under GBP30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)


Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE MINI DAB digital radio with FM

Pure ONE MINI DAB digital radio DAB digital radio - white finish
Pure ONE MINI DAB digital radio DAB black finish
Pure ONE MINI DAB digital radio DAB radio - pink finish

Pure ONE Mini DAB digital radio from Pure Digital available in pink, white or black finishes

key features:

16 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming and scrolling text); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and full-range 3 inch speaker
Mains or battery powered using optional ChargePAK B1, offering up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
connect your iPod or mp3 player for playback through the One Mini
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.

dimensions 130mm x 135mm x 60mm


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Guide price:

£39.99

What Hi*Fi Award Winner
*****
Best portable DAB under GBP50.00
Stuff score
*****
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?

available from:  Amazon - £check (pink finish) | Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish) | Argos online - £39.99 (pink finish - item 049/0641) | Argos online - £39.99 (black finish - item 500/5419) | Argos online - £39.99 (white finish - item 049/0634) | John Lewis - £39.95 (white finish) | John Lewis - £39.95 (black finish) | John Lewis - £39.95 (pink finish) | Co-op Electrical - £37.99 (black finish) | Co-op Electrical - £37.99 (white finish)  | Sainsbury's £49.99 (pink finish) | Sainsbury's - £49.99 (black finish) | Sainsbury's - £49.99 (white finish)  | Tesco Direct - £check (search on "Pure One Mini")
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under GBP30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)
also available - ChargePAK B1 battery: Amazon - £check (B1 rechargeable battery pack for Mini)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Roberts Elise portable DAB digital radio featuring FM reception

Roberts Elise portable DAB digital radio featuring FM reception in white
Roberts Elise portable DAB digital radio featuring FM reception  in white
Roberts Elise portable DAB digital radio featuring FM reception

key features:

read our news item about the Roberts Elise
9 presets on DAB Band III and FM with favourite station button
RDS station naming on FM
Runs off mains or battery power (using 6 'C' batteries)
Backlit white on blue display giving programme info, multiplex name, etc
Single speaker; telescopic aerial
manual and automatic multiplex tuning
compact design; available in black or white finishes

dimensions 237mm x 141mm x 82mm; 650g (exc. batteries)

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Guide price:

£49.99
available from:  Amazon - £check (black finish) | Co-op Electrical - £check (white finish) | John Lewis - £check (white finish)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE Classic Series II DAB/FM radio

Pure ONE Classic Series II DAB/FM radio in black
Pure ONE Classic Series II DAB/FM radio in white
Pure ONE Classic Series II DAB/FM radio, available in a black or white finish

key features:

read our news item about the Pure One Classic Series II
DAB & FM radio with pause, programmable record and rewind features
Listen Later feature allows you to record single programmes (typically 45 mins) to internal memory
3.5mm line-level input for connection of an MP3 player or iPod for playback through the radio
single alarm - wake to buzzer or radio
30 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and 3 inch speaker
Mains or battery powered (using 6 "C"-size batteries) for max. 35 hours listening. Optional ChargePAK offers up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
clock with kitchen and sleep timers
IntelliText (TM) gives you on-demand access to information such as sports headlines, news and more from participating stations such as talkSPORT
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.
soft-touch feel in white or black

dimensions 210mm x 145mm x 72mm


Guide price:

£64.99
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?
available from:  Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish) | John Lewis - £64.95 (black finish) | John Lewis - £64.95 (white finish)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE Classic DAB/FM radio

Pure ONE Classic DAB/FM radio - white finish
Pure ONE Classic DAB/FM radio - black finish
Pure ONE Classic DAB/FM radio - pink finish
Pure ONE Classic DAB/FM radio, available in soft-touch white, black or light pink finishes

key features:

updated version of the Pure ONE award-winning DAB/FM radio
3.5mm line-level input for connection of an MP3 player or iPod for playback through the ONE Classic
single alarm - wake to buzzer or radio
pause live radio and rewind to hear again anything broadcast in the last 15 minutes
30 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and 3 inch speaker
Mains or battery powered (using 6 "C"-size batteries) for max. 35 hours listening. Optional ChargePAK offers up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
clock with kitchen and sleep timers
IntelliText (TM) gives you on-demand access to information such as sports headlines, news and more from participating stations such as talkSPORT
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.
soft-touch feel in white, black or pink

dimensions 210mm x 145mm x 72mm


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news item

Guide price:

£59.99
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?
available from:  Amazon - £check (white finish) | Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (light pink finish) | Tesco Direct - £check (search on "Pure Classic") |  Co-op Electrical - £45.95 (white finish) | Co-op Electrical - £45.95 (pink finish) |  Comet - £59.99 (black finish) | Comet - £59.99 (white finish)  | Argos online - £check (item 500/6164) (black finish) | Argos online - £check (item 049/0696) (white finish) | Marks & Spencer online - £check (black finish)
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under GBP30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE Elite Series II DAB/FM radio with twin speakers

Pure ONE Elite Series II DAB/FM radio with twin speakers in black
Pure ONE Elite Series II DAB/FM radio with twin speakers in black
Pure ONE Elite Series II DAB/FM radio with twin speakers, available in a black or white finish

key features:

read our news item about the Pure One Elite Series II
DAB & FM radio with pause, programmable record and rewind features
Listen Later feature allows you to record single programmes (typically 45 mins) to internal memory
3.5mm line-level input for connection of an MP3 player or iPod for playback through the ONE Elite
single alarm - wake to buzzer or radio
30 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and twin 3 inch speakers
Mains or battery powered (using 6 "C"-size batteries) for max. 35 hours listening. Optional ChargePAK offers up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
clock with kitchen and sleep timers
IntelliText (TM) gives you on-demand access to information such as sports headlines, news and more from participating stations such as talkSPORT
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.
soft-touch feel in white or black

dimensions 256mm x 155mm x 88mm


Guide price:

£84.99
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?
available from:  John Lewis - £84.95 (black finish) | John Lewis - £84.95 (white finish) | Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish)
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under GBP30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE Elite DAB/FM radio with twin speakers

Pure ONE Elite DAB/FM radio with twin speakers - black finish
Pure ONE Elite DAB/FM radio with twin speakers - white finish
Pure ONE Elite DAB/FM radio with twin speakers - cream finish
Pure ONE Elite DAB/FM radio, available in soft-touch white, black or cream finishes

key features:

updated version of the Pure ONE award-winning DAB/FM radio, with twin speakers for stereo sound
3.5mm line-level input for connection of an MP3 player or iPod for playback through the ONE Elite
single alarm - wake to buzzer or radio
pause live radio and rewind to hear again anything broadcast in the last 15 minutes
30 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and twin 3 inch speakers
Mains or battery powered (using 6 "C"-size batteries) for max. 35 hours listening. Optional ChargePAK offers up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
clock with kitchen and sleep timers
IntelliText (TM) gives you on-demand access to information such as sports headlines, news and more from participating stations such as talkSPORT
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.
soft-touch feel in white, black or cream

dimensions 256mm x 155mm x 88mm


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Guide price:

£69.99

What Hi*Fi Award Winner 2008
*****
Best portable DAB GBP50.00 - GBP100.00

What Hi*Fi
Award Winner 2009
Best portable DAB GBP50.00 - GBP100.00
*****
DAB plus logo
compatible after upgrade what's this?

available from:  Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish) | Amazon - £check (cream finish) |  Co-op Electrical - £64.95 (black finish) | Co-op Electrical - £64.95 (white finish) |  John Lewis - £69.00 (black finish) | John Lewis - £69.00 (white finish) | Comet - £79.99 (black finish)
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under GBP30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Roberts ZoomBox DAB/FM CD stereo portable

Roberts ZoomBox DAB/FM CD stereo portable
Roberts ZoomBox DAB/FM CD stereo portable

key features:

read our news item about the Roberts ZoomBox
DAB Band III and FM reception
40 station presets across DAB and FM
large backlit display, zoomable to increase height of characters
programmable CD player
headphone socket; SD card slot for playback of MP3/WMA files from SD card
FM RDS station naming and scrolling RadioText
mains or battery operation; uses 6 "C"-size batteries
white finish; bass boost function

dimensions 245mm x 139mm x 245mm; weight 1.75kg

Guide price:

£99.99
available from:  Play - £check  | Amazon - £check  | John Lewis - £100

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure ONE DAB digital radio

Pure ONE DAB black finish
Pure One DAB radio - pink finish
Pure ONE DAB digital radio - white finish
Pure ONE DAB digital radio from Pure Digital available in pink, white or black finishes

key features:

20 presets across DAB Band III and FM RDS (station naming); auto tuning
telescopic aerial and 3 inch speaker
Mains or battery powered (using 6 "C"-size batteries) for max. 35 hours listening. Optional ChargePAK offers up to 20 hours operation.
2 x 16 character backlit display plus status icons
3.5mm headphone socket
clock with kitchen and sleep timers
IntelliText (TM) gives you on-demand access to information such as sports headlines, news and more from participating stations such as talkSPORT
TextSCAN (TM) lets you pause and control scrolling text, giving you time to note down web addresses, competition phone numbers or song titles
multi-purpose dial controlling volume, presets, etc.

dimensions 210mm x 145mm x 72mm


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our review
news item

Guide price:

£49.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****


Stuff score
*****

available from:  Amazon - £limited availability (black finish) | Amazon - GB limited availability (white finish) | Amazon - GB limited availability (pink finish)
accessories from:Tesco Electrical (search on "CHARGEpak") - £29.99 | Amazon - £29.99 (CHARGEpak)

Prices subject to change : please visit suppliers site to confirm current price


Pure Digital, Roberts Radio and Sony DAB special offers


Don't forget to check the top of the page for short-term special offers on Pure, Roberts, Sony, Philips and other quality digital radio brands... don't forget - buy cheap sets and you buy twice!

Pure One Mini