Pure Contour

The Good Funky styling; offers both Internet, DAB and FM radio access.

The Bad Clunky menus; fiddly controls; doesn't resume podcasts after re-establishing a Wi-Fi connection.

The Bottom Line The Pure Contour DAB, Internet and FM radio sounds great. Despite some flaws, features like the iPod dock and FlowSongs music-discovery service make it a good buy for gadget lovers.

Editors' Rating
6.5 Overall

Review

PURE Contour

The PURE Contour is an FM and digital radio that can also connect to thousands of Internet radio stations. It looks funky too, with a pop-out iPod dock, domed design, and touch-sensitive buttons. It's not cheap, though, at around £200, so is it worth the beans?

Black hole sun

The Contour's design reminds us of the sun appearing over the horizon, except that it's black and not a ball of fusion and light. It's also quite chunky, and one of the tallest digital radios we've ever seen.

From a styling point of view, we think it's a success. Our only minor gripe is the LCD display. It's functional, but it's tricky to tell what it's showing from a normal standing height -- you'll have to bend down.

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