Aigo Personal Digital DAB/FM/Rechargeable Radio - £17.49 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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* DAB auto time update.
* LCD display.
* DAB/FM tuner.
* 70 DAB preset stations.
* 0.5 watts RMS.
* USB port.
* Headphone socket.
* Size H8.8, W5.2, D1.4cm.
* Mains operated or 1 x rechargeable (included).
DAB - All channels are subject to coverage which may change from time to time. To check coverage in your postcode area visit http://www.digitalradionow.com.

* Please note item 9255698 has previously been on sale at £29.99.

Current selling price valid until 21/02/2011
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#1
Nice , just reserved mine locally ;0)
#2
Good find ... ordered ... thanks
#3
Thanks - have just reserved one.
#4
Excellent find. HOT
#5
Reserved. Plenty of stock around. HOT!
#6
do they recieve dab because i,ve heard that a lot of cheap bab/fm radio's are not very good.
#7
Just reserved one, thanks op.
#8
doesn't save it's presets after shutting down? what's the point of having them??
#9
Looks good for the money, can't even get one this cheap on eBay! Ordered one for collection, cheers!
#10
Gonna pass on this, looses its presets and patchy signal. Great price though
#11
SilverBandit
doesn't save it's presets after shutting down? what's the point of having them??


+1 that's what is putting me off
banned#12
reserved this, thanks
#13
Can't replace battery when it eventualy dies!? Pointless.
1 Like #14
zpider242
Can't replace battery when it eventualy dies!? Pointless.



General information:

* Size H8.8, W5.2, D1.4cm.
* Mains operated or batteries required 1 x rechargeable (included).
#15
Reserved 2 (me + birthday present) thanks.
#16
Everyman2007
zpider242
Can't replace battery when it eventualy dies!? Pointless.
General information:* Size H8.8, W5.2, D1.4cm.* Mains operated or batteries required 1 x rechargeable (included).

User review no 2 says
'Note, the internal battery is sealed in so you will not be able to replace it upon expiry.'
#17
had one of these and got rid, dab channels kept jumping and signal was up and down, poor quality tbh.
#18
nice 1 cheers!
#19
mk7fiesta
do they recieve dab because i,ve heard that a lot of cheap bab/fm radio's are not very good.


DAB coverage is still not very good in many areas, particularly indoors, so I'd be wary of buying one of these for its DAB feature unless I lived in a really good signal area.
4 Likes #20
What a bunch of moaners.So you have to scan to reset, not really back breaking work or time consuming is it? Signals are weaker in some areas, so is FM and AM. The battery is sealed, as are the majority of MP3/MP4's, when it is finished, THROW IT OUT! It's only £17.49 for fecks sake!!!!
#21
DAB is rubbish
Get an FM radio from Poundland - the battery will last longer as well
#22
pjlhot
DAB is rubbish


Elaborate.
#23
I just read a load of reviews on this and have decided to give it a miss as it sounds a bit rubbish, shame as I got all excited to start with lol.
#24
Would this work in a car connected up via 3.5mm aux?
#25
J400uk
Would this work in a car connected up via 3.5mm aux?
just brought one worked all the way home now can't get dab.In the instructions it say it will work in car just needs to be near the windscreen when you have pluged it into your aux.
#26
AD959
What a bunch of moaners.So you have to scan to reset, not really back breaking work or time consuming is it? Signals are weaker in some areas, so is FM and AM. The battery is sealed, as are the majority of MP3/MP4's, when it is finished, THROW IT OUT! It's only £17.49 for fecks sake!!!!


Does this take pictures or video, just found out it does not, so no video, poor reception, presets that do not work and a price of £17.49, you,ll be telling me next it does not play mp3 files. I will give this a miss

Edited By: steviecross on Feb 17, 2011 13:32: edited
#27
i have been wanting a personal Dab radio for a while now, but the price has always deterred me, Having to retune every time i switch on is no biggy for me, What i want to know is, what the indoor reception is like, I would like one for work, but i work in a big metal shed, which is not conducive to radio reception.
#28
I collected mine this morning and I must say I am really impressed with the sound quality. You must appreciate that I am "of a certain age" and my only experience of personal radios has been a transister radio!

The signal where I live is not the best but I only lose the reception in one room with this little radio.

It only took something like 30 secs to scan so no problem there, and I love that it tells me the title of the music that's being played.

One question and hopefully someone who buys one of these can give the answer - how do I turn it completely off? I've pressed the centre button and that must be right because there's a message in the window that now tells me to press that button to turn it on, it also states 'charge done'. Surely this message means it's not actually turned off and is using battery power?
#29
I have one of these used it daily for 2 months, was annoying using it at work in a building, some times it would pick up a signal fine but move and you would spend 5 mins trying to find a signal, one of the buttons stopped working for a week meaning i couldn't turn the volume down. I paid £30 for it so I would say its worth £17.49
#30
Just picked mine up in my lunchbreak.
Tried it out and seems to work very well, good sound and I can get all the DAB stations including BBC 6, and I'm using it indoors. My current location is South London, if that helps anyone who is unsure about buying the product.
The only downside is that the headphones are not very comfortable, so I think I'll change them with some I have at home. For the price this is definitely a hot deal!
#31
Just bought one at Lunch, and can't find anything wrong with. Perfect! Great Find, Thanks
#32
Great find. Thanks
#33
Not bad. Packaging has errors on it, so my expectations were low, as it's clearly a generic cheap Chinese unit. The unit is cheap and plasticky, and is worryingly light. However, the display is clear, the scanning of stations is pretty quick, and it seems to pick up a good signal in the house. Whether the sound quality it outputs takes advantage of DAB clarity is questionable, however. Comes with a mains USB charger. No EQ options or anything like that, but for the price you shouldn't be expecting that. Overall pretty decent for the price.
#34
steviecross
AD959
What a bunch of moaners.So you have to scan to reset, not really back breaking work or time consuming is it? Signals are weaker in some areas, so is FM and AM. The battery is sealed, as are the majority of MP3/MP4's, when it is finished, THROW IT OUT! It's only £17.49 for fecks sake!!!!


Does this take pictures or video, just found out it does not, so no video, poor reception, presets that do not work and a price of £17.49, you,ll be telling me next it does not play mp3 files. I will give this a miss


Eh??? oO
#35
AD959
What a bunch of moaners.So you have to scan to reset, not really back breaking work or time consuming is it? Signals are weaker in some areas, so is FM and AM. The battery is sealed, as are the majority of MP3/MP4's, when it is finished, THROW IT OUT! It's only £17.49 for fecks sake!!!!


I take your point it is only £17.49 and for this type of product that is a good price. But a lot of the reviews are negative. If it is poor quality, and doesn't work properly, why even pay a fiver?
3 Likes #36
thearbiter65
AD959
What a bunch of moaners.So you have to scan to reset, not really back breaking work or time consuming is it? Signals are weaker in some areas, so is FM and AM. The battery is sealed, as are the majority of MP3/MP4's, when it is finished, THROW IT OUT! It's only £17.49 for fecks sake!!!!


I take your point it is only £17.49 and for this type of product that is a good price. But a lot of the reviews are negative. If it is poor quality, and doesn't work properly, why even pay a fiver?


There are actually quite a number of positive reviews, certainly the price of personal DAB radios are generally not cheap, most of the negative comments are down to reception. That is dependent on the area you live and I am sure the quality of the headphones used (seeing the headphone lead would be acting as an aerial)

Argos do a 30 day money back guarantee, my advice to anyone considering this, go for it, handle it with kid gloves, use differing headphones and keep all packaging mint. If after 4 weeks you are not happy with it, you can return it as new.
#37
pjlhot
DAB is rubbish
Get an FM radio from Poundland - the battery will last longer as well


DAB has far more choice for radio listeners than FM, so I don't understand the rubbish comment!
#38
thearbiter65
AD959
What a bunch of moaners.So you have to scan to reset, not really back breaking work or time consuming is it? Signals are weaker in some areas, so is FM and AM. The battery is sealed, as are the majority of MP3/MP4's, when it is finished, THROW IT OUT! It's only £17.49 for fecks sake!!!!

I take your point it is only £17.49 and for this type of product that is a good price. But a lot of the reviews are negative. If it is poor quality, and doesn't work properly, why even pay a fiver?


You're wrong. But feel free to waffle away.

Great little bargain. Hats off to the poster
#39
cicobuff
pjlhot
DAB is rubbish
Get an FM radio from Poundland - the battery will last longer as well


DAB has far more choice for radio listeners than FM, so I don't understand the rubbish comment!


The trouble is DAB coverage, particularly commercial stations, is nowhere near as good as FM in most places, so indoor and in-car reception can be pretty crap.
#40
spamcan61
cicobuff
pjlhot
DAB is rubbish
Get an FM radio from Poundland - the battery will last longer as well


DAB has far more choice for radio listeners than FM, so I don't understand the rubbish comment!


The trouble is DAB coverage, particularly commercial stations, is nowhere near as good as FM in most places, so indoor and in-car reception can be pretty crap.


Disagree, with an external aerial, in car reception is very good, with an interior aerial DAB reception suffers through the glass, opt instead for either a dedicated mast, magmount or a slightly weaker signal from an external glass mount aerial and by taking the signal outside the car a good reception can be received almost nationwide on commercial stations.

With stations such as 6Music or the comedy Radio 7 you cannot even get on FM, with the wife and I not liking the majority of the commercial teen pop/RnB that Radio 1 plays, both the car and the home is equipped with DAB.

We have a DAB radio in both the bedroom and the kitchen and never have a problem with reception, admittedly they rarely venture off the 6Music preset, but that reinforces the fact that commercial stations reception is good.

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