PURE Digital Move review: PURE Digital Move

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent

Average User Rating

4.5 stars 1 user review
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The Good Great design; very simple to use; good number of presets available; long battery life; auxiliary input very useful; good value.

The Bad Could do with splash-proofing; no electronic programme guide or record function.

The Bottom Line An excellent and affordable portable radio. Sound quality will be sufficiently good for most people, but audiophiles will want to buy something larger for more bass and stereo output

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PURE Digital continues to reign in the field of attractive DAB radio systems, this time coming up trumps with the Move pocket radio. This lightweight, palm-and-fingers-sized DAB radio player will fit snugly inside a large coat pocket or bag, or slide graciously into a small space on a shelf. It's an ideal companion for any radio lover, indoors or out, and is available for around £90.

Strengths
The smooth, metallic silver front is complemented by the rugged, almost rubbery outer casing, making it a delight to hold and a pleasure to look at. It's also deceptively lightweight, though not light enough to feel vulnerable to the odd knock or fall.

The three-line LCD display is backlit and comfortable to read. When listening to a radio station in DAB mode, Move kindly displays the station name, the bit rate and quality of the broadcast, battery life, volume level and -- wait for it -- the time.

Pressing the 'info' button brings up further information, such as a station's Web site and what the show is about. Text scroll speed can be controlled manually if desired, using the navigation button.

Navigating channels is also wonderfully simple. When in DAB mode, stations are automatically discovered and listed in alphabetical order, and can be browsed by a simple tap of the navigation button. Up to ten stations can be saved as presets, giving you easy access to your favourite shows without having to browse the entire list available.

A large telescopic aerial aids the reception of the humble FM signal, too. If you're ever in an area without DAB signal coverage, or if the signal is simply too weak, you can switch the system to FM mode. Tuning is, again, a simple touch of the navigation button. You're free to manually tune to a station of your choice or let the radio seek stations automatically. The auto-tune feature is accurate and fast.

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PURE Digital Move

Part Number: CNETPURE Digital Move

Typical Price: £89.00

See manufacturer website for availability.