Name that BluTune: Roberts launch Bluetooth radio range

Hundreds of stations and not a thing worth listening to: Even the shift from FM to DAB couldn’t help us avoid the nasal, cheesy, over-enthusiastic, often-egotistical tones of presenters playing the same 10 soulless songs every hour. Sound familiar? Well let’s say goodbye to the fake cheery chat and start taking over the airwaves ourselves! … Continue reading Name that BluTune: Roberts launch Bluetooth radio range

The Future of Digital Radio: DAB Not Quite Dibs

I once owned what is now commonly termed a vintage radio. Back then of course it wasn’t vintage, just state of the art and I was very proud of it. It was a Roberts portable, and then just like now, it stood for robust quality; a rich lineage of portable radios since Harry Roberts and … Continue reading The Future of Digital Radio: DAB Not Quite Dibs

Onkyo CR-555DAB Hi-Fi Mini Receiver: Not too shabby

Home audio manufacturing monster Onkyo has introduced its boss new CR-555DAB Hi-Fi Mini Receiver, a quality personal audio player packed to the brim with some tasty high-end technology offered up at a not-too-shabby price (see below) with a nice black or silver finish fit for the office, living room or bedroom. Bow chicka wow wow! … Continue reading Onkyo CR-555DAB Hi-Fi Mini Receiver: Not too shabby

CES Unveiled – Pure Sensia 200D music system

At last night’s CES Unveiled press event, we were given a demonstration of the forthcoming Sensia 200D music system from the guys over at Pure. The 200D is the follow-up to the original Sensia and the primary enhancements are the ability to record audio (such as DAB radio) to an external USB hard drive / … Continue reading CES Unveiled – Pure Sensia 200D music system

Robert’s Radio Messenger, Record R and Fusion

Robert’s Radio have been around for 80 years and over time have become a staple of well to do kitchens and living rooms across the land. Unlike some traditional brands however, they haven’t hidden behind their classic status as a reason to stagnate and they invited us down to have a hands on with some … Continue reading Robert’s Radio Messenger, Record R and Fusion

Father’s Day: Gifts for gadget geek dads

Father’s Day is on June 21, and the good news is that gone are the days when you poor dads had to look delighted when you unwrapped yet another tie, pair of socks or cufflinks. In these high-tech times, there are loads of ideas for dads, whatever your budget. So, if you’re looking for your … Continue reading Father’s Day: Gifts for gadget geek dads

Parabola DAB radio: Stylish, portable and cheap

Anything that advertises itself as being “too hot to handle” whips up a certain degree of intrigue and interest. When, therefore, an email titled, ‘a DAB that is too hot to handle’ arrives in your inbox, you feel compelled to take a further look. At a first glimpse at a picture of Magicbox’s Parabola, this … Continue reading Parabola DAB radio: Stylish, portable and cheap