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Pure Evoke-1S

This test report on the Pure Evoke-1S is one of a series of digital radio reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to DAB digital radios. For more information about the options listed below, see also the criteria by which to judge performance and what are the main features to look for.

Pure Evoke-1SPure Evoke-1S - test report

  • Price £84
  • Type Tabletop

Overall verdict

Not very easy to use, with small, similar buttons, close together, and poor grip on tuning and volume controls. A clear display, well contrasted.

Features

Size (h x w x d; cm) 18 x 21 x 11
Weight (kg) 1.4
Wavebands FM
Speaker/s mono
Headphone output stereo
Power mains and battery
DAB presets 30
FM presets 30
Preset buttons or menu 5 buttons + 25 via menu
Pause and rewind live radio no
Electronic programme guide no
Recording no

Performance

DAB reception ★★★★☆
DAB sound quality ★★★☆☆
FM sound quality ★★★☆☆
Volume control covers useful range yes
Sound quality at maximum volume fairly loud with some distortion and sounded harsh
Claimed battery life (hours) ChargePak not supplied
Actual battery running time (hours) ChargePak not supplied
Mains power consumption (watts; on standby) 1
Mains power consumption (watts; in use) DAB 5, FM 6.1

Ease of use

Installation and setting up
by blind people ★★☆☆☆
by partially sighted people ★★☆☆☆
by people with impaired grip ★★☆☆☆
Everyday use
by blind people ★★☆☆☆
by partially sighted people ★★☆☆☆
by people with impaired grip ★★☆☆☆
Advanced use
by blind people n/a
by partially sighted people n/a
by people with impaired grip n/a
Overall ease of use
by blind people ★★☆☆☆
by partially sighted people ★★☆☆☆
by people with impaired grip ★★☆☆☆
Features score
by blind people 31%
by partially sighted people 50%
by people with impaired grip 61%

Note: Star ratings range from poor (★☆☆☆☆ - 1 star) to excellent (★★★★★ - 5 stars).

Last updated: August 2011


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