Perstel BlueNote – portable DAB radio for under £40

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We were suitably impressed with the Perstel DR201 portable DAB radio and MP3 player recently and indeed its price tag of £69. Well, if that was still a bit rich for you, Perstel now has BlueNote on the market, ditching the MP3 player and selling for under £40.

Admittedly, it;s very much “no thrills”, but if you just want a portable DAB, that shouldn’t be an issue. Sized at 60 x 84 x 24mm and weighing in at 80g, the BlueNote has a full graphic panel LCD with backlight for station information and a battery life of 6 hours. The downside? It’s powered by AA batteries, so no chance of a sneaky recharge at work if your power levels are flagging.

Shipped with headphones and an initial set of batteries, it’s available to buy for just £39.

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Dave Walker