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Pure One

This test report on the Pure One 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 OnePure One - test report

  • Price £57
  • Type Tabletop

Overall verdict

A button press access to most functions and presets via a menu. Small labelling and small display text. Wobbles in use so two hands needed.

Features

Size (h x w x d; cm) 15 x 21 x 9
Weight (kg) 1.1
Wavebands FM
Speaker/s mono
Headphone output stereo
Power mains and battery
DAB presets 20
FM presets 20
Preset buttons or menu 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, for its size
Sound quality at maximum volume very loud with some bass distortion
Claimed battery life (hours) DAB 35 with alkaline, 20 with ChargePak
Actual battery running time (hours) DAB 17.5, FM 11
Mains power consumption (watts; on standby) 3
Mains power consumption (watts; in use) DAB 5.4, FM 7

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 38%
by partially sighted people 53%
by people with impaired grip 72%

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

Last updated: August 2011


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