PURE has launched a new version of its Move DAB radio, touting it as an ideal beach or sports companion. Unlike most DAB radios, it can be used overseas as the portable digital radio also supports DAB+.
The £89 DAB and FM radio can store up to 20 station presets (10 FM and 10 DAB) and is designed for ease of use. A click-dial is used to scroll through station selections, while clicking to the right of the dial lets you add a station to the Favourites list. At the bottom of the dial is an option to switch the source from FM to DAB. The PURE Move 2500 has an orange backlit LED on which two lines of station and status information is displayed. This includes a battery indicator. PURE says the battery should last for around 14 hours between charges.
A pair of noise-cancelling earphones is included in the package. These act as an aerial. Other headphones or earphones can be used with the PURE Move 2500, though PURE has not exhaustively tested other brands of earphones and makes no claims for their effectiveness as an aerial.
At present, the PURE Move 2500 portable radio is available in black with a silver rear. However, PURE has not ruled the possibility of more colours or fascias being offered in the future. The compact portable radio replaces the PocketDAB 1500 that PURE launched in 2006 and which is still onsale.
The Move 2500 is available now through Argos, John Lewis and other retailers.