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Pocket handheld DAB radios
You can buy carry-around personal handheld digital radios that fit in your pocket. Sometimes the headphone cable doubles up as the aerial, whilst other handheld DAB radios use an extending aerial to pick up DAB stations. You can often see what song is currently being played, or which show is currently airing.

Personal handheld DAB radios are useful when you're on the move. National digital radio stations can be picked up well on a train or in the car across large areas of the UK, particularly in and around large cities.








                                                  


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handheld, palm-sized and pocket DAB digital radios


You'll find handheld DAB digital radio receivers below, many of which are futureproofed to receive a small but growing number of DAB+ stations broadcasting in the UK. Check the key features points to learn more about each product.

A range of affordable personal and pocket DAB digital radios
Handholding: These personal DAB digital radios are the cheapest yet

Suddenly, listening to digital radio out and about became a lot cheaper with these deals, from £22 - significantly more affordable than sets from a few years ago



VQ (ViewQuest) Blighty handheld DAB radio

VQ Blighty handheld DAB radio with DAB+
VQ Blighty dab personal radio
VQ Blighty handheld DAB/DAB+ digital radio with FM

key features:

compact DAB/DAB+ radio that uses the headphone cable as a aerial
Powered by internal rechargeable lithium battery for up to 10 hours' DAB use before recharge required
4-way rocker switch with central 'ok' select button
Supplied with headphones and USB charging cable
White-on-black dimmable 1.6 inch (diagonal) LCD display with character matrix, time display, volume and battery/signal indicators
receives DAB and DAB+ digital radio and FM radio stations
uses any standard set of headphones for personal listening


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Guide price:

£40
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available from:  Amazon - £check (red and white finish) | Amazon - £check (black finish)

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


Goodmans GDPRDAB Personal DAB radio with FM reception

Goodmans rechargeable DAB handheld radio
Goodmans GDPRDAB personal DAB/DAB+ radio with rechargeable battery and built-in speaker

overview:

DAB radio just 89mm by 52mm wide by 17mm deep
Powered by built-in rechargeable 1000mAh lithium-ion battery (13 hours typical playback using headphones)
telescopic aerial for receiving DAB, DAB+ and FM stations
USB socket for recharging (can be recharged using a USB power adaptor - not supplied)
10 presets for favourite stations
earphones not included (can use any stereo headphones); 0.3 Watts internal speaker power
1.44 inch (diagonal) TFT colour display screen
headphone cable acts as the aerial
you can use any standard make of headphones with this radio



Guide price:

£35-40
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available from:  Amazon - £check

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


Kite personal DAB radio with FM

Kite DAB-FM handheld radio
Kite pocket handheld DAB digital radio with FM

key features:

smart, small DAB radio that uses the headphone cable as a aerial
Takes three 'AAA'-size batteries (rechargeables are recommended) for up to 6 hours' use
4-way rocker switch with central 'ok' select button
stores 10 DAB and 10 FM favourite radio stations
separate DAB/FM band and info buttons
Supplied with in-ear headphones
White-on-blue clear, dimmable LCD screen with character matrix, time display, volume and battery/signal indicators
receives DAB and FM radio stations
also uses any standard set of headphones with 3.5mm audio plug for personal listening


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Guide price:

£30
available from:  Amazon - £check

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


Pure Move 2500 handheld DAB radio with FM reception

Pure Move 2500 handheld DAB radio with FM reception
Pure Move 2500 handheld DAB radio featuring FM

key features:

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Powered by internal rechargeable lithium battery for up to 14 hours' DAB use before recharge required
control wheel; separate bass and treble controls
headphone cable acts as the aerial when 'phones plugged in
Supplied with 240v AC to DC mains adaptor/charger
black on orange backlit display with 16x2 character matrix, time display and battery/signal icons
DAB, DAB+ and DMB standards supported - futureproofed for stations broadcasting in the UK and abroad
supplied with noise-reducing headphones
can also use any standard set of headphones for personal listening



Guide price:

£89.99
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available from:  Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (sliver finish) | Argos online - £89.99 (item 935/3480) | John Lewis - £89.99

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Roberts SportsDAB 2 handheld DAB digital radio with FM

Roberts SportsDAB 2 handheld DAB digital radio with FM
Roberts SportsDAB 2 handheld DAB digital radio with FM

key features:

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compact DAB/DAB+ radio featuring telescopic aerial and built-in speaker
Powered by internal rechargeable lithium battery for up to 18 hours' DAB use before recharge required
simple jog/select wheel for one-hand operation
telescopic aerial; headphone cable acts as the aerial when 'phones plugged in
Supplied with 240v AC to DC mains adaptor/charger
sleep timer and key hold feature
white on blue backlit dimmable display with 16x2 character matrix, time display and battery/signal icons
Band III digital radio and FM reception
uses any standard set of headphones for personal listening


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Guide price:

£79.99
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available from:  Amazon - £check | Argos online - £75 (item 925/3951) | Currys - £65

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


Roberts SportsDAB 5 mini DAB digital radio with FM

Roberts SportsDAB 5 pocket dab radio
Roberts SportsDAB 5 handheld DAB digital radio with FM

key features:

mini DAB/DAB+ radio: headphone cable acts as the aerial
uses two 'AA'-size batteries (rechargeables recommended)
simple jog/select wheel for one-hand operation
5 direct-access station memory preset keys on the top of the radio - 5 for DAB/DAB+ and 5 for FM
just 62mm wide x 105mm high x 20 mm deep
key hold feature to stop accidental keypresses
white on blue backlit dimmable display with 16x2 character matrix, time display and battery/signal icons
DAB and DAB+ digital radio and FM reception
in-ear headphones supplied; uses any standard set of headphones for personal listening


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Guide price:

£45
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available from:  Amazon - £check | Argos online - £50 (item 255/9669) | John Lewis - £50

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


Bush handheld portable DAB radio with FM reception

Bush handheld portable DAB radio with FM
Bush personal, portable DAB radio with built-in rechargeable battery

overview:

DAB radio measures 92mm by 59mm wide by 18mm deep
Powered by built-in rechargeable 3.7V 650mAH battery (up to 6 hours' use using headphones)
headphones double as the aerial for receiving DAB and FM stations
USB socket for recharging (can be recharged using the supplied USB power adaptor)
20 presets for favourite stations - 10 on DAB and 10 on FM
earphones not included (can use any stereo headphones with 3.5mm jack)
very clear white-on-black display screen
headphone cable acts as the aerial



Guide price:

£35-40
available from:  Amazon - £check | Argos online - £40 (item 259/6622)

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


also consider...


LG Stylus 2 receiving FM and DAB radio stations
LG Stylus 2 has a big plus - it receives DAB and FM radio stations

Smartphone's large 5.7 inch screen lets you choose analogue and digi (DAB/DAB+) radio stations, and automatically switches to internet radio if the signal should drop out


Sony XDR-P1DBP viewed at an angle
Take away this Sony with a rechargeable battery and DAB+ capability
Sony's latest compact, portable DAB radio fits in your pocket and comes with a proper telescopic aerial


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XDR-S40 still small, still popular - you can take it out and about with you