PURE has unveiled a £199 internet-connected digital radio called the PURE Contour DAB. As well as offering access to DAB and FM radio broadcasts, it has a retractable iPod/iPhone dock allowing playback of tracks stored in iTunes.
The PURE Contour DAB can also access the web over Wi-Fi and play web radio stations and podcasts. The crescent-shaped digital radio has backlit touch-sensitive controls As part of PURE's range of Flow internet-connected devices, the Contour allows users to stream hundreds of internet radio stations or their own digital music libraries stored on their home network, using the device's Wi-Fi connection.
The PURE Contour also offers access to the company's online portal, The Lounge, which offers a selection of ambient sounds for relaxation. The DAB radio is also compatible with FlowSongs. Using this service listeners can tag a track they like and find out its name and the artist in question. Tagged tracks can then be streamed from The Lounge or bought and downloaded from the 7digital music store.
A remote control is included, while video outputs (component, S-Video and composite) allow users to view YouTube videos and videos stored on their iPhone or iPod on their TV. The Contour also has a 3.5mm auxiliary input so it can be used as a speaker for content stored on other iPods and MP3 players.
The PURE Contour DAB is priced at £199.99 and available now.
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