We're starting to see a bit of variance in the DAB+ radio market when it comes to design. While the first wave of DAB+ units tended towards retro styles — presumably to entice long-term radio enthusiasts with a taste for nostalgia — there's a number of models that avert this trend and go for a more modern look.
And then there's the Philips DAB AE5230, which doesn't. This is a DAB+ model designed to look like a classic transistor radio in black and silver plastic. It's small enough to be technically portable at 200x104x45mm and 650g, but only in a shoulder bag sense. Power is supplied either via an AC adapter for desk-based audio, or from AA batteries if you want to go portable. You'll need a fair few AAs to hand though, as the Philips DAB AE5230 will happily gobble up six in order to provide DAB+ reception on the go.
By itself the AE5230 isn't capable of standing upright. A small and rather wobbly plastic stand extends from the back, and while it does do the job of holding up the AE5230 to an acceptable standard, it's not particularly sturdy.