Goodmans Pebble DAB & FM portable radio £9.99 @ Sainsburys instore
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Goodmans Pebble DAB & FM portable radio £9.99 @ Sainsburys instore

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Found 28th Nov 2014
Picked one of these up this afternoon and just tried it out and all I can say its the best DAB i've had. Picked up 33 staions straight away now happily listening to Planet Rock.

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Built in battery or AA/AAA?

Original Poster

stuarthanley

Built in battery or AA/AAA?



4xAA or use the provided adaptor.

cheers

Cracking product, well impressed

Bought one last night [last visible unit on shelf at Sainsbury's Wandsworth] at
9.99 pounds.

No alarm but battery and handy right angled connector
mains powered.5V 1.2A and
Power Consumption: 6Watt
Written at the back.

It says its a DAB+ which is supposedly more futureproof than plain DAB.
But, could not find any microUSB port for firmware upgrades. This means
if there is any future updates or bugfixes to the Product, I would need to
return the product to the manufacturer instead of downloading something.

However in using it, I needed to extend aerial to get ClassicFM and UCBInsp
and others. It struggles to get reception otherwise.

I have tried other DABs and this has a poorer reception ability
I have experienced. I prefer not to extend aerial at all as all
the others I've tried I've rarely needed to extend the aerial at all.
It helps to avoid bending over the radio to check the display
and getting an eyeful.

If you don't mind extending the telescopic aerial fully, it would
probably not be an issue. I prefer piggy aerials instead, nothing
easily bent or broken.

Also, I can only preset three DAB channels but there are three explicit buttons
which makes it easier to select.

I do like to setup at least 6 presets and jump around but scanning is not
convenient for me to use if there is only three.

So, not too pleased with the ability to set only 3 preset stations.

I did not find any instructions on setting up the DAB besides the two booklets
[one a guarantee] with very very very introductory info on plugging in the radio.

I could not find or use an INFO button to identify
how good the reception is for the current channel nor get to the current
date and time. Perhaps, I missed something here.

There were other models at Sainsbury's Wandsworth at 17 pounds
(discounted 1/2 price)
that looks like a John Lewis rubber covered one pink/blue whatisname.
There is also a 22something pound (1/2 price discount) leathery covered
unit with alarm but a wierd stickout knob at the bottom which makes it
look fragile.

Oh, this Goodmans looks tough and bits don't stick out easily to break,
except how you use the aerial.

I guess I'm taking mine back. Anybody wants mine?

Original Poster

davening

Bought one last night [last visible unit on shelf at Sainsbury's … Bought one last night [last visible unit on shelf at Sainsbury's Wandsworth] at9.99 pounds.No alarm but battery and handy right angled connectormains powered.5V 1.2A andPower Consumption: 6WattWritten at the back.It says its a DAB+ which is supposedly more futureproof than plain DAB.But, could not find any microUSB port for firmware upgrades. This meansif there is any future updates or bugfixes to the Product, I would need toreturn the product to the manufacturer instead of downloading something. However in using it, I needed to extend aerial to get ClassicFM and UCBInspand others. It struggles to get reception otherwise.I have tried other DABs and this has a poorer reception abilityI have experienced. I prefer not to extend aerial at all as allthe others I've tried I've rarely needed to extend the aerial at all.It helps to avoid bending over the radio to check the displayand getting an eyeful.If you don't mind extending the telescopic aerial fully, it wouldprobably not be an issue. I prefer piggy aerials instead, nothingeasily bent or broken.Also, I can only preset three DAB channels but there are three explicit buttonswhich makes it easier to select.I do like to setup at least 6 presets and jump around but scanning is notconvenient for me to use if there is only three.So, not too pleased with the ability to set only 3 preset stations.I did not find any instructions on setting up the DAB besides the two booklets[one a guarantee] with very very very introductory info on plugging in the radio.I could not find or use an INFO button to identifyhow good the reception is for the current channel nor get to the currentdate and time. Perhaps, I missed something here.There were other models at Sainsbury's Wandsworth at 17 pounds(discounted 1/2 price)that looks like a John Lewis rubber covered one pink/blue whatisname.There is also a 22something pound (1/2 price discount) leathery coveredunit with alarm but a wierd stickout knob at the bottom which makes itlook fragile.Oh, this Goodmans looks tough and bits don't stick out easily to break,except how you use the aerial.I guess I'm taking mine back. Anybody wants mine?



I think your confusing this radio with one that costs £70 lol
Edited by: "Broxy" 29th Nov 2014

What do you want for £9.99!!!!
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