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Pure Oasis rechargeabke water-resistant DAB digital radio

Pure Oasis rechargeable weatherproof DAB digital radio review

PLEASE NOTE The original Pure Oasis has been superseded by the Pure Oasis Flow DAB, wi-fi internet and FM radio. The attractive Pure Oasis keeps operation simple - there are just a handful of buttons above a large, waterproof speaker on the front of the unit. A grab handle on the rear edge lets you lug the Oasis around, while rubber covers protect the headphone, USB, and AUX in sockets from water.
Pure Oasis DAB digital radio

You would almost certainly get away with submersing the Oasis in water - we wouldn't suggest you do this other than by accident - but it is reassuring to know the radio will cope with rain, mud and more than just water splashes in everyday use around the bathroom and garden.
Pure Oasis side view of inputs/outputs

The Pure Oasis is just about the right size - not so big as to be cumbersome, it is physically smaller than its 'official' photograph suggests and comes with a handy 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input for connection of an MP3 player and other devices. Rubbery buttons are big enough to find with shampoo in your eyes and give a reassuring micro-switched click. Five presets are on-hand, while below volume controls and a further station selector are easily to turn.

Info and menu buttons bring up ubiquitous station and multiplex information and the clean white fascia turns into a perforated cover to protect the mono speaker behind.

Alarm functions are sadly lacking, but to be honest the Oasis is a little large to be considered as a clock radio! Best go for the Chronos, instead. PLEASE NOTE The original Pure Oasis has been superseded by the Pure Oasis Flow DAB, wi-fi internet and FM radio.

For: A soaking in the rain won't bother this DAB radio; portable and rechargeable
Against: Alarm clock function would have been a bonus
Verdict: Another digital radio from Pure that offers design simplicity coupled with useful features.
Price: around GBP119.99 or less


Find out where to buy the Pure Digital Oasis weatherproof radio online for less than GBP119.99.

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Pure Digital Oasis Tech Spec

Specification

DAB digital radio with full Band III reception capability, for reception of all UK DAB broadcasts. Compliant with ETS 300 401 and capable of decoding all DAB transmission modes 1-4 up to and including 256 kbps.

Frequency range

DAB Band III (174 - 240 MHz), with fast autotune feature.

Speaker

Weatherproof full-range 4" drive unit.

Input connectors

Stereo input for connecting iPod, MiniDisc or CD player; USB input for downloading updates; power input.

Output connector

3.5 mm socket for headphones.

Controls

Menu, info, standby/power and 4 preset buttons; volume knob and tune knob.

LCD display

Easy to read LCD with 16 x 2 character display.

Power supply

230V AC to 9V DC external power adapter.

Battery system

Built-in ChargePAK battery system provides over 15 hours DAB listening.

Approvals

CE marked. Compliant with the EMC and Low Voltage Directives (89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC).

Dimensions (mm)

155 (w) x 230 (h) x 140 (d)

Aerial:

Detatchable rubberised aerial.

Related links:
Buy Pure Digital's range of DAB tuners, portables and receivers, via this website.

guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
where to buy DAB digital radio, on this website.
what to buy - a DAB Buyers Guide, on this website.
more DAB radio receiver, system and tuner reviews, on this website.