Pure Highway 600 In Car Digital Radio Halfords £109 down from £149 @ Halfords
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Pure Highway 600 In Car Digital Radio Halfords £109 down from £149 @ Halfords

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Found 11th Dec 2017
Pure Highway 600 In Car Digital Radio Adapter with Handsfree Calling
The Pure Highway 600 In Car Digital Radio Adapter with Handsfree Calling is the easiest way to listen to DAB radio, stream Spotify and your MP3s in your car.
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Slowpoke111th Dec 2017

Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the …Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the steering wheel?


Yes, I have one and if you turn the wheel sharply to the left it goes to the start of the track, sharply to the right skips to the next track and pressing the horn pauses. Amazing kit.
Hi mackey24680, there's a post on here also if you buy a£100 halfords gift card yiu get another £10 gift card free to spend in January.
You could use that gift card to buy this and get another wee saving .
halfords.com/kid…ard?_$ja=kw:drytinder|tsid:40392&cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-PerformanceHorizon-_-drytinder
Edited by: "Vanmeerkat" 11th Dec 2017
Got one of these with mobile handsfee connection - can't fault it for DAB radio connection Absolute 80's all the way everywhere without retuning - brilliant. Also using sms app can read out messages as they arrive with voice prompts to answer or call back - works really well & easy enough to fit.
Edited by: "rob@bpool" 11th Dec 2017
Luke4efc14th Dec

Well it's not free, it costs £109 from Halfords. I doubt it would cost you …Well it's not free, it costs £109 from Halfords. I doubt it would cost you £109 in data costs, and even by the time it did, DAB will have been replaced anyway. Read up on how crap DAB actually is, most stations mono and broadcast in basically mp2 quality rather than mp3 that is FM. They had to turn the signal strength of DAB down to nearly half because of all the interference issues. Go into a busy city with tall buildings and don't expect it to not cut out.That being said if you live in the middle of nowhere then mobile data streaming probably isn't for you either. It does however use a minimal amount of data compared to what you think. I use around 500mb of data a month, probably 200 from spotify streaming and internet radio streaming in the car.Radio stations are awful anyway to be honest, just play adverts all the time (unless you listen to the BBC, in which case they just talk to each other all day).


Useless trying to argue with someone that does not have a clue. I have been using DAB in various forms in various cars since 2007, 10 years later nothing has changed, mobile data has gotten 4G but still you will find you get way better coverage and it is free....that is like saying you spend X, Y or Z on the phone to be able to stream. Obviously any INITIAL outlay is not free, but the music is, data allowance isn't and it does not have as good coverage, end of. If you really want to go down that ridiculous route then let me tell you the car DAB option cost 1/4 of my phone and 1/5th of my wife's phone....in that silly argument then it makes it a bargain.

I solely listen to 6 Music, any other radio station I cannot be bothered with, I am well aware that the bitrate of DAB is crap, but you keep on hearing the same old crap in every thread about DAB, exactly WHEN and how is it going to be replaced, and with what?! As much bull as anyone gets regarding Plasma TV's...yeah they really need re-gassing.

There is no way you are going to convince me that using some of my 2GB data allowance monthly is better than the DAB solution in the car for what essentially is what it is for.....Radio, not spotify....if I want a playlist I would create a playlist of the plethora of artists I have on USB. If I want Radio in the car I am not going to stream it when I have a much better option that is free, and does not cost me my data.

At home, different matter, internet radio gives me way more choice than DAB and that is what I choose on my Denon Network Streamer.

The best way for anybody travelling in a car to receive radio is through a car aerial, be it via DAB or FM. If you are only interested in the generic stations it would be pointless anyone switching from FM, granted.

Horses for courses, each option has their pros and cons, to dismiss DAB radio as an option altogether particularly in it's greatest strength with the right car aerial - coverage, is foolish.

Most complaints against DAB reception are those using the windscreen stick on aerials. A proper external aerial on a car gives way more coverage than anything streaming could muster.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 20th Dec 2017
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Hi mackey24680, there's a post on here also if you buy a£100 halfords gift card yiu get another £10 gift card free to spend in January.
You could use that gift card to buy this and get another wee saving .
halfords.com/kid…ard?_$ja=kw:drytinder|tsid:40392&cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-PerformanceHorizon-_-drytinder
Edited by: "Vanmeerkat" 11th Dec 2017
Vanmeerkat2 m ago

Hi mackey24680, there's a post on here also if you buy a£100 halfords gift …Hi mackey24680, there's a post on here also if you buy a£100 halfords gift card yiu get another £10 gift card free to spend in January.You could use that gift card to buy this and get another wee saving .


Great stuff do you have the link?
Got one of these with mobile handsfee connection - can't fault it for DAB radio connection Absolute 80's all the way everywhere without retuning - brilliant. Also using sms app can read out messages as they arrive with voice prompts to answer or call back - works really well & easy enough to fit.
Edited by: "rob@bpool" 11th Dec 2017
4.5 % Quidco I forgot to add
rob@bpool3 m ago

Got one of these with mobile handsfee connection - can't fault it for DAB …Got one of these with mobile handsfee connection - can't fault it for DAB radio connection Absolute 80's all the way everywhere without retuning - brilliant. Also using sms app can read out messages as they arrive with voice prompts to answer or call back - works really well & easy enough to fit.


This is the hands free version
rob@bpool9 m ago

Got one of these with mobile handsfee connection - can't fault it for DAB …Got one of these with mobile handsfee connection - can't fault it for DAB radio connection Absolute 80's all the way everywhere without retuning - brilliant. Also using sms app can read out messages as they arrive with voice prompts to answer or call back - works really well & easy enough to fit.



What app are you using for it to read SMS?
mackey2468014 m ago

Great stuff do you have the link?

I can't add the link. If you search halfords on this site you'll come across it straight away.
mackey2468013 m ago

This is the hands free version


I know re-edited my post when I realised. App to read out sms is Sms, my car and me. Pain in the ass to configure but works well when you have
You have the choice to add this to your car media via aux in or tune radio to one of 4 FM frequencies - I have it tuned to FM channel & get no interference & a good sound. This is £40 cheaper than the eBay price I paid 6 months ago - so hot from me.
Edited by: "rob@bpool" 11th Dec 2017
Hell frauds again. Nightmare on phone with them two days ago, placed an order of 2 items, only delivered one and other sent back because I wasn't in! I'm confused why they couldn't put a letter or card through post as they did for the first one, so they sent it back to seller. Rang them up and Lady on the other side was horrible and that I had to reorder it, she was talking over me, I always forgot what I had to say because she kept talking over me. Very bad customer service.
Hope sale goes well for others but I've had it with them.
DAB sucks would never buy one again and DAB+ is even worse as the signal is unobtainable.
I bought one of these a week ago from amazon and I’m very happy with it I haven’t had a single dropout. Great kit
Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the steering wheel?
iGlad19 m ago

DAB sucks would never buy one again and DAB+ is even worse as the signal …DAB sucks would never buy one again and DAB+ is even worse as the signal is unobtainable.



With a <£20 magnetic roof mount aerial, DAB/DAB+ have been great both living in Snowdonia and Manchester.
Slowpoke111th Dec 2017

Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the …Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the steering wheel?


It can either use fm transmitter or line in if your car has one. Steering wheel controls won't work though for skipping tracks.
mattr45 m ago

What app are you using for it to read SMS?


I use Android Auto it will read and use voice reply to sms and WhatsApp messages.

Also gives a basic screen without any distractions. Generally really impressed with it.
Slowpoke111th Dec 2017

Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the …Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the steering wheel?


Depends where you live I guess. Having had Dab/dab+ if I was buying new I wouldn't do without. Really miss it in my current car!
Where are you supposed to mount this? Don't think there's anywhere on my dash that wouldn't require ugly trailing wires so think I'd rather just get an android stereo with dab built in.
jumpinoffthbed1 h, 3 m ago

Where are you supposed to mount this? Don't think there's anywhere on my …Where are you supposed to mount this? Don't think there's anywhere on my dash that wouldn't require ugly trailing wires so think I'd rather just get an android stereo with dab built in.


The actual control bit is wireless, the receiver and aerial go on passenger side of the windscreen. Can hide wires to a certain extent but built in obviously better
Hmm interesting.

Could anyone tell me if I can connect more than one Bluetooth device to this at any one time?

I plan to have my tablet and phone docked in my car
I think it is just one device
Slowpoke111th Dec 2017

Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the …Does this play through the car speakers and can you skip tracks using the steering wheel?


Yes, I have one and if you turn the wheel sharply to the left it goes to the start of the track, sharply to the right skips to the next track and pressing the horn pauses. Amazing kit.
Does this work without unplugging my dashboard?
timcunningham8013 m ago

Yes, I have one and if you turn the wheel sharply to the left it goes to …Yes, I have one and if you turn the wheel sharply to the left it goes to the start of the track, sharply to the right skips to the next track and pressing the horn pauses. Amazing kit.


You sound like the type that would drink and drive
How is it powered?
Cold! You can get all digital radio on Tunein! Waste of money
Connect an Amazon Echo Dot onto your car. You have access to Spotify, Tunein, Amazon music, podcasts, music, everything...
FaisalHaneef42 m ago

Cold! You can get all digital radio on Tunein! Waste of money


Can you get handsfree phone calls on this also NO
FaisalHaneef45 m ago

Cold! You can get all digital radio on Tunein! Waste of money


Wrong, you can get digital radio over a data connection as and when it allows, and at cost. This is free, the best way to get digital radio on the move, good luck getting consistent signal via mobile data.
smitha15 m ago

Connect an Amazon Echo Dot onto your car. You have access to Spotify, …Connect an Amazon Echo Dot onto your car. You have access to Spotify, Tunein, Amazon music, podcasts, music, everything...


Not all data plans allow tethering, and once again, good luck getting consistent signal via mobile data.
£30 fitting charge, sounds reasonable. I assume this is hard wired for power and speaker connection and the cost of fitting also includes all cables/converters to connect to your existing car stereo.
Edited by: "overworked" 14th Dec 2017
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These were £79 on amazon a couple of days ago. Excellent price of kit.
Don't forget that virtually all the Independent National DAB stations broadcast in 1960s mono sound.
DAB+ is stereo but not many stations yet.
Is this plug and play.

or do I need to fit an Ariel
please
mackey246802 h, 2 m ago

Can you get handsfree phone calls on this also NO


IF your online is connected to the car then yes
FaisalHaneef52 m ago

IF your online is connected to the car then yes


Not getting it are you. It’s for cars with no inbuilt Bluetooth
overworked2 h, 51 m ago

£30 fitting charge, sounds reasonable. I assume this is hard wired for …£30 fitting charge, sounds reasonable. I assume this is hard wired for power and speaker connection and the cost of fitting also includes all cables/converters to connect to your existing car stereo.



£30 is a rip off. You can use FM to transmit the DAB sound or use the included 3.5mm jack (attached to the power lead) to plug into the cars aux port. You've then got the antenna and microphone (if you want to use your phone on hands free with it) to route around the door trims etc.
Power is fed from 12v socket, which you can wire in a new socket from the fuse box and hide it behind the glove box by using a piggyback fuse.

Pure even have a video on how to install it. Personally I think it looks a mess with wires everywhere, but function over looks I guess. They didn't bother with a piggyback fuse and just plugged it straight into the 12v socket on the centre console. Halfords would probably do the same. So you'd be paying £30 to have 3 cables run and plugged into existing sockets.
cicobuff3 h, 7 m ago

Wrong, you can get digital radio over a data connection as and when it …Wrong, you can get digital radio over a data connection as and when it allows, and at cost. This is free, the best way to get digital radio on the move, good luck getting consistent signal via mobile data.


Well it's not free, it costs £109 from Halfords. I doubt it would cost you £109 in data costs, and even by the time it did, DAB will have been replaced anyway. Read up on how crap DAB actually is, most stations mono and broadcast in basically mp2 quality rather than mp3 that is FM. They had to turn the signal strength of DAB down to nearly half because of all the interference issues. Go into a busy city with tall buildings and don't expect it to not cut out.

That being said if you live in the middle of nowhere then mobile data streaming probably isn't for you either. It does however use a minimal amount of data compared to what you think. I use around 500mb of data a month, probably 200 from spotify streaming and internet radio streaming in the car.
Radio stations are awful anyway to be honest, just play adverts all the time (unless you listen to the BBC, in which case they just talk to each other all day).
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Luke4efc14th Dec

Well it's not free, it costs £109 from Halfords. I doubt it would cost you …Well it's not free, it costs £109 from Halfords. I doubt it would cost you £109 in data costs, and even by the time it did, DAB will have been replaced anyway. Read up on how crap DAB actually is, most stations mono and broadcast in basically mp2 quality rather than mp3 that is FM. They had to turn the signal strength of DAB down to nearly half because of all the interference issues. Go into a busy city with tall buildings and don't expect it to not cut out.That being said if you live in the middle of nowhere then mobile data streaming probably isn't for you either. It does however use a minimal amount of data compared to what you think. I use around 500mb of data a month, probably 200 from spotify streaming and internet radio streaming in the car.Radio stations are awful anyway to be honest, just play adverts all the time (unless you listen to the BBC, in which case they just talk to each other all day).


Useless trying to argue with someone that does not have a clue. I have been using DAB in various forms in various cars since 2007, 10 years later nothing has changed, mobile data has gotten 4G but still you will find you get way better coverage and it is free....that is like saying you spend X, Y or Z on the phone to be able to stream. Obviously any INITIAL outlay is not free, but the music is, data allowance isn't and it does not have as good coverage, end of. If you really want to go down that ridiculous route then let me tell you the car DAB option cost 1/4 of my phone and 1/5th of my wife's phone....in that silly argument then it makes it a bargain.

I solely listen to 6 Music, any other radio station I cannot be bothered with, I am well aware that the bitrate of DAB is crap, but you keep on hearing the same old crap in every thread about DAB, exactly WHEN and how is it going to be replaced, and with what?! As much bull as anyone gets regarding Plasma TV's...yeah they really need re-gassing.

There is no way you are going to convince me that using some of my 2GB data allowance monthly is better than the DAB solution in the car for what essentially is what it is for.....Radio, not spotify....if I want a playlist I would create a playlist of the plethora of artists I have on USB. If I want Radio in the car I am not going to stream it when I have a much better option that is free, and does not cost me my data.

At home, different matter, internet radio gives me way more choice than DAB and that is what I choose on my Denon Network Streamer.

The best way for anybody travelling in a car to receive radio is through a car aerial, be it via DAB or FM. If you are only interested in the generic stations it would be pointless anyone switching from FM, granted.

Horses for courses, each option has their pros and cons, to dismiss DAB radio as an option altogether particularly in it's greatest strength with the right car aerial - coverage, is foolish.

Most complaints against DAB reception are those using the windscreen stick on aerials. A proper external aerial on a car gives way more coverage than anything streaming could muster.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 20th Dec 2017
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