Pure makes rugged radio Move
Long player for the great outdoors
Pure toughened up its radio range for travel-minded music fans this week, unveiling the Move 400D, a compact rugged digital and FM radio with an emphasis on enduring battery life.
The Move 400D - which supports all current European and Australian digital radio standards - packs standard travel companion features, including automatic time zone adjustment, an alarm clock and jack input for an external music player.
The real highlight, though, is the rated juice life of up to 60 hours – nothing special for FM receivers of old, but pretty impressive for a digital radio. The Move 400D's built-in battery pack iss rechargeable from both mains and laptop USB connections, which is handy.
The Pure Move 400D is available now for a penny short of £90. ®
They will try won't they
The government want more moolah selling off frequencies in the FM band so they want us to buy power hungry, digital radio to replace the trusty FM we know and love,
Digital has it's plac3e but so has FM
All European standards?
Including DAB+, i.e. MP3 rather than MP2 compression, which we should have adopted in the first place? Might be useful if we ever get sick of bubbling mud and get DAB+ transmitters in, like the Germans.
Where is the Wifi music access/streaming?
My phone using Wifi at home has access to my music, and most radio stations are accessible via the web. I'd look at this if it did all my phone did AND DAB+, and had GREAT audio quality. So it would be a useful outdoors or bathroom audio device. Until a portable DAB+ radio has Wifi, it is not a "keeper" for me.
Given that it includes FM reception, what're the odds that the 60 hour life cited is in that mode?