Feeds
65%

Dualit DAB Lite radio

Howdy doodley dooo...

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Review This latest offering from Dualit is based on the iconic toaster products the company is better known for. Bored of knocking out breakfast, Dualit is now knocking out music to accompany your muesli.

Now before we go any further, a few words on DAB itself. There has been a lot of knife chucking of late, so let's just take stock for a minute. According to the latest Q1 RAJAR figures, nearly 11 per cent of everyone who listens to radio does so using a DAB radio. This compares to the 2.1 per cent who listen over the internet and 3.2 per cent through digital TV.

Dualit DAB Lite radio

Dualit's Lite: DAB hand

According to market number-cruncher GfK, cumulative sales of DAB products stand at 7.05m at the end of Q1 following a record Christmas and growth of 28 per cent year-on-year. DAB radios are currently selling at more than 2m a year and can be found in more than a quarter of UK homes.

No one is saying it hasn't been a challenging time for DAB, but the current situation is most accurately seen as a sharp learning curve as broadcasters learn how to promote and get the most out of the new format. The continued commitment from the BBC - and, next year, Channel 4 - also ensures DAB will be around for a little while yet.

Now, back to the Dualit: measuring 225 x 155 x 90mm and weighing in at 1.15kg it certainly looks the part, with an ever-so-slight hint of art deco influence in its minimalist design. Its silver buttons and dials are quite attractive and have a decent click action to them. However, we did find that the main volume knob on the side of the review unit was a little loose fitting and could easily become detached.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.