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Revo Pico RadioStation DAB+ radio

Ready for the revamped-DAB revolution

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Those familiar with earlier versions will be pleased to hear that the rugged rubber and reinforced exterior is retained. All ports and connectors are covered with rubber flaps keeping out moisture and dust, making the product able to stand up to camping trips, bathroom use and even a building site.

Some readers might be disappointed that this modern radio doesn't look more modern. However, if you subscribe to the theory that really good design means that form follows function, then you'll agree that this dinky device's no-nonsense look is a real asset. Mains or lithium-ion battery operated, the operation time away from power is around 12 hours. Even at minimal volume this is a respectable figure, making the product genuinely portable.

Pico Radio Station DAB radio

All the basic connection needs are catered for

Once the product was turned on, we were presented with the maximum number of stations available for our location within two minutes. Wireless network connection - WEP, WPA and WPA 2 security modes are all supported - is also easy: a number and character menu and the unit’s central control wheel makes entering passwords a doddle. Connection for content streaming is also simple thanks to straightforward menu choices. It's wired as well as wireless, and the connectivity run-down also consists of stereo left and right RCA jacks, a 3.5mm headphones socket and a USB port for potential future upgrades.

There's also a 3.5mm jack on the front for connecting any MP3 player. The rest of the control suite is also easy to use with straightforward volume, back and menu buttons all located around the central wheel. The display isn't the biggest on the market, but will suffice with the space it has. Scrolling is clear and the LCD screen does a pretty good job of keeping up with the very fast search capabilities of the product, particularly in internet mode.

Twelve pre-sets are available for DAB stations - you add them using a dedicated button on the front of the machine - and in internet mode more favourites can be set up within easy-to-locate menu sub-headings. The radio comes with a compact, credit card-style remote which proved handy in accessing the control menus, search options and basic functions.

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