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Get outta town. I've seen those before. Ah, my ignorant assumptive friend, you are mistaken. You've seen the original Vita Audio R1

Get outta town. I’ve seen those before

Ah, my ignorant assumptive friend, you are mistaken. You’ve seen the original Vita Audio R1, which has been at the top of DAB’s style tree for many years now. This is the new portable version.

Portable radio in time for summer. Makes sense

It does, doesn’t it? We’ll have to stop agreeing like this – people will talk. We’ve got a sporting feast coming up, with the World Cup, Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix, the Ryder Cup… You can sit in the park and either keep up with the action or drown out the penalty protests with music from DAB or FM.

Does my £180 get me anything more than just radio?

It’s £180 for the Dream White and Midnight Black, but the real walnut finish is a bargain at just £160. A further £40 will get you a sumptuous hand-stitched leather carry pack. And yes, you do get more than a portable radio. For a start, it’s been future-proofed with DAB+, then there’s the obvious use as an alarm clock, plus a line input for an MP3 player. But most importantly, this is a statement that you won’t accept anything but the very best.

 

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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