Digital radio could finally live up to its promise of better sound quality thanks to Pure’s new pocket DAB.
The handsome little PocketDAB 1500, see, arrives bundled with a pair of Sennheiser’s MX300 in-ears. Yes, headphone fans, we know what you’re thinking – our stockroom manager’s psychic – and the MX300s are Sennheiser’s super cheapie headphones. But we’ll take a pair of Sennheisers over no-name headphones any day.
Elsewhere, Pure’s ratcheted up the old PocketDAB 1000’s specs, adding an FM tuner alongside the DAB one, bumping the battery life from 18- to 24-hours and ditching its predecessors’ inefficient AA batteries for a built-in rechargeable one.
It’s lighter, too, at 123g, though still a good 30 grams heavier than Philips’ rival pocket DABber, the DA1000.
The best advance, of course, is the smart new black livery. As anyone who rushed out and bought a black 13in Apple, MacBook, black DS Lite or black Casio EX-Z70 will have noticed, noir is real hot right now.
Talking of now, Pure’s PocketDAB 1500 is in the shops as you read this, for a mere £90. Full tech specs and stockist info are over on Pure’s site.