Not content with dominating the upper end of the Internet radio market with its and Avanti Flow models, PURE has turned its attention to the cash-strapped consumer. The PURE One Flow, available for around £89, is a DAB, FM and streaming device that, while clearly more cheaply made, shares much of the magic of its grown-up siblings.
The One Flow's design is well thought-out. The aerial is sunk into a channel on the top of the case, so it's out of the way when not in use, while the combination of a slightly countersunk speaker and a groove on the back of the rubber-skinned case take the place of a physical handle. It's extremely light without the optional battery pack, but it doesn't feel cheap. The power button and controls below the backlit LCD display have a firm action, while the volume and select knobs have a subtle ratchet that stops you scrolling past what you need. The only thing that lets it down slightly is the bass response, which feels a touch light.
Set-up is a breeze, with the One Flow scanning for available DAB stations the first time you turn it on and, when you switch to Wi-Fi, saving your network password and negotiating an IP address with your DHCP server. As well as streaming, it uses this wireless connection to download firmware updates -- something it did the first time we switched it on.