Pure PocketDAB 1500 – portable DAB gets lighter


Pure has updated its first PocketDAB player, introducing the Pure PocketDAB 1500, which now features FM with RDS, a new colour scheme and a rechargeable battery pack – but still manages to be Pure’s lightest portable to date.

Packed into a black anodised aluminium case, the PocketDAB 1500 features both DAB and FM with RDS, with 10 presets for each. There’s also an easily readable orange backlit LCD with two line display, as well as graphical icons for volume, battery life, clock, DAB, FM, Stereo, EQ and signal strength. The PocketDAB 1500’s textSCAN feature lets you pause and control the scrolling text, so you can note down web addresses or song titles.

Functions are controlled by a central joystick for navigation, with separate controls for display settings, presets and DAB/FM. The unit comes with Sennheiser MX300 headphones, which also act as the aerial, cutting down on the weight. A Lithium Polymer L37 ChargePAK recharges from the mains, providing up to 24 hours of roaming DAB playback.

It’s available now, priced around £90.

Pure website www.pure.com

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