Excerpt: One day a boom box made sweet, sweet love to a lunch pail and this designer-sleek internet radio with a fancy OLED display was born of that union. And it’s one bouncing baby of an audio device. First off, it’s beautiful.
Pros: Sleek and sexy touch-sensitive buttons and OLED face. Gives you a huge library for your ears, including podcasts, relax-sounds, Wi-Fi and FM stations and access to your iTunes. Better sound quality than most bedside devices.
Cons: Wonky interface takes time to master. Only portable with the proprietary ChargePAK E1. Alarm clock a bit too mild for our tastes. Static noise is pronounced when the volume is at max and the radio is on.
Excerpt: I’m old enough to have fond memories of portable radios. These weren’t the large-juice-box-sized transistor radios that accompanied kids during the World Series but rather the antenna-bearing thick-hardback-sized radios your parents took to the beach to listen to the scratchy AM rock ‘n’ roll...
Pros: Audio input and output ports; can stream audio from your computer; scads of available Internet stations
Cons: Mono speaker controls can be confusing; no support for commercial streaming services
Conclusion: The Pure Evoke Flow is launched at a time where more and more manufacturers are getting into the internet radio market. Its offering on the hardware front, as we've come to expect from Pure Digital, is second to none.
Pros: DAB radio, Wi-Fi, Media Server feature, internet radio, OLED screen, touch buttons
Cons: Accompanying website not great, controls could be better on radio, no Ethernet connection