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The Best Pocket Sized Dab/FM Radio I have used, and seems rather hard to get hold of now, apart from Amazon where it is £99...Pure Move 2500... £69 at Argos (+£5 voucher)
The Best Pocket Sized Dab/FM Radio I have used, and seems rather hard to get hold of now, apart from Amazon where it is £99...Pure Move 2500... £69 at Argos (+£5 voucher)

The Best Pocket Sized Dab/FM Radio I have used, and seems rather hard to get hold of now, apart from Amazon where it is £99...Pure Move 2500... £69 at Argos (+£5 voucher)

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I have kind of rediscovered my Pure Move Dab 2500 recently having put it to one side for about a year and using my phone.

It is really impressive I think and it has a better reception for me in general when walking about than both my EE and Three services (less cutouts, pretty much constant in London except when underground, etc), I think it being a single use device really helps (uses Vodafone network I think) and saves using much data on your phone. Battery still good too, which surprised me, easily get a days almost constant use on Dab.

Anyhow I thought i would get another one and it is pretty much unavailable now except for a few Argos stores, £99 on Amazon, or some refurbs on eBay (not well reviewed).
When I saw how rare they seem to be ti bought a couple as gifts too as I think they are an old device, but a classic.

Anyhow, I have bought all I want to now, so thought I would pass it on Still a few in London at least, especially as it seems to me that it they might be becoming discontinued, possibly (just my guess, as hardly any about).

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Vodafone? It doesnt use the cellular network, its DAB/FM.

standard price everywhere

I just replaced my very old Ministry of Sound pocket DAB with one of these

amazon.co.uk/gp/…X2/

which is the first personal DAB I've found with as good a tuner on it as the MoS one and about 1/4 of the size.

Rechargeable battery lasts about 5-6 hours on DAB, longer on FM.

This seems a good deal for just over £32, a lot of good reviews as well.......

amazon.co.uk/dp/…LX2

Thinking about buying it myself.

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steford

I just replaced my very old Ministry of Sound pocket DAB with one of … I just replaced my very old Ministry of Sound pocket DAB with one of thesehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015ZJOLX2/which is the first personal DAB I've found with as good a tuner on it as the MoS one and about 1/4 of the size.Rechargeable battery lasts about 5-6 hours on DAB, longer on FM.




I was looking for something like that, didn't think I could get a really small dab, cheers I might try one. (battery a bit low, but understandable).
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 9th Nov 2016

I'm looking for a pocket DAB radio that also works abroad. Am I right in thinking that UK uses DAB and the rest of Europe uses DAB+?

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gorgo2015

I'm looking for a pocket DAB radio that also works abroad. Am I right in … I'm looking for a pocket DAB radio that also works abroad. Am I right in thinking that UK uses DAB and the rest of Europe uses DAB+?




The Pure 2500 has both, not sure about your query though (I never used it abroad myself).

gorgo2015

I'm looking for a pocket DAB radio that also works abroad. Am I right in … I'm looking for a pocket DAB radio that also works abroad. Am I right in thinking that UK uses DAB and the rest of Europe uses DAB+?



Not sure its all of Europe, but some countries in Europe do use DAB+.
I wouldn't buy any DAB radio unless it was DAB+, seeing as we also have DAB+ stations here now and bound to get more.

Biker Jeff

Not sure its all of Europe, but some countries in Europe do use DAB+.I … Not sure its all of Europe, but some countries in Europe do use DAB+.I wouldn't buy any DAB radio unless it was DAB+, seeing as we also have DAB+ stations here now and bound to get more.


What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable good enough to receive signals?

gorgo2015

What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable … What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable good enough to receive signals?



I have a logik personal dab radio and reception is pretty good where i live. But obviously its dependant on strength of DAB reception in the area you use it. Different radios have different sensitivities of dab receivers in them as well.
Medium reception in my area.

gorgo2015

What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable … What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable good enough to receive signals?



I used to get a small dropout in Shepherd's Bush (ironically just by the BBC when it was at White City) but in general don't have issues. A decent tuner is key though and some are weak in my experience. That said I haven't tried a replacement for many years until I go the Oxx. Works for me out running round west London.

DonkeyKonk

I was looking for something like that, didn't think I could get a really … I was looking for something like that, didn't think I could get a really small dab, cheers I might try one. (battery a bit low, but understandable).



Indeed. I am impressed by the size of it and the build quality. Battery is slightly disappointing but I just need to charge it more often and it will be no problem. If I knew I would need it all day without charging I would probably switch to FM. Very happy with the upgrade and sold the very old one for £10 + p&p on eBay.

Edited by: "steford" 9th Nov 2016

gorgo2015

What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable … What's the reception like with these pocket radios? Is the earphone cable good enough to receive signals?



For anyone thats interested, a recent thread on Digital Spy was about sensitivities of different personal DAB radios. A poster on there tested a few different models and posted a link to the results.

forums.digitalspy.co.uk/sho…458

Seems that the Pure Move did come out on top.

I Use a goodmans pocket dab radio that has a small speaker on it.
I use it while getting ready for work in the morning and it resides in my top pocket of my shirt.

Whats is a 'radio'?

Does it stream my Spotify account, link to SoundCloud, Google Music?

Like the phone I already carry about.

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powerbrick

Whats is a 'radio'? Does it stream my Spotify account, link to … Whats is a 'radio'? Does it stream my Spotify account, link to SoundCloud, Google Music? Like the phone I already carry about.



No, but it gives you a days aural entertainment or education without using your phones data or battery.

powerbrick

Whats is a 'radio'? Does it stream my Spotify account, link to … Whats is a 'radio'? Does it stream my Spotify account, link to SoundCloud, Google Music? Like the phone I already carry about.



A device that doesn't rely on internet/wifi to receive broadcasts. Somewhat handy when travelling. And generally less battery hungry.

I bought one of these from Amazon Warehouse for about £40.

amazon.co.uk/Son…dab

and may be of interest to those who want a travel/very portable radio with a speaker

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Biker Jeff

For anyone thats interested, a recent thread on Digital Spy was about … For anyone thats interested, a recent thread on Digital Spy was about sensitivities of different personal DAB radios. A poster on there tested a few different models and posted a link to the results.http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2167458




Interesting that, thanks.

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Searcher2

A device that doesn't rely on internet/wifi to receive broadcasts. … A device that doesn't rely on internet/wifi to receive broadcasts. Somewhat handy when travelling. And generally less battery hungry.I bought one of these from Amazon Warehouse for about £40. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-XDR-P1DBP-Pocket-DAB-Radio/dp/B00UYKJUPW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478731425&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+radio+daband may be of interest to those who want a travel/very portable radio with a speaker




I have one if them too, haha, Dab mad I am.
Nice radio that, surprisingly loud and Micro USb charging, a bit chunky for my pocket but handy when having a picnic with a lady. Or fella.

Searcher2

A device that doesn't rely on internet/wifi to receive broadcasts. … A device that doesn't rely on internet/wifi to receive broadcasts. Somewhat handy when travelling. And generally less battery hungry.I bought one of these from Amazon Warehouse for about £40. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-XDR-P1DBP-Pocket-DAB-Radio/dp/B00UYKJUPW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478731425&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+radio+daband may be of interest to those who want a travel/very portable radio with a speaker



40 quid for the XDR-P1 is an excellent deal......
Its a dab radio i've thought of buying myself in the past, but was put off by the non replaceable, rechargeable battery. But for £40 i would probably buy one.

Biker Jeff

40 quid for the XDR-P1 is an excellent deal......Its a dab radio i've … 40 quid for the XDR-P1 is an excellent deal......Its a dab radio i've thought of buying myself in the past, but was put off by the non replaceable, rechargeable battery. But for £40 i would probably buy one.




Yes. I wasn't keen on the non replaceable battery but it's excellent for travelling light and uses the same charger as my phone. A bonus for me is that it has a sleep facility... I can operate it easier than fiddling with a phone in the dark when half asleep

Searcher2

Yes. I wasn't keen on the non replaceable battery but it's excellent for … Yes. I wasn't keen on the non replaceable battery but it's excellent for travelling light and uses the same charger as my phone. A bonus for me is that it has a sleep facility... I can operate it easier than fiddling with a phone in the dark when half asleep



Probably could find a way of soldering in another lithium battery if or when the battery does die.....
I ended up buying a XDRS40, got a deal for £27 for it..... but its a far lesser radio than the P1.

The goodmans dab radio has a removable Nokia batt
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