Summary: The sound is too muffled. It doesn't have the clarity that I would expect for music. I replaced the stock speaker with a known good full-range unit. And it made a remarkable difference, then again proving me that the stock speaker was only so and so. I am enjoying the radio now. WiFi usually works well, but at times, it has a hard time connecting. I think the radio needs to connect to the Pure server for any initial boot up.
Summary: I purchased one of these units new from an Ebay seller. It is a British design manufactured in China. I also have the optional add on speaker for stereo sound. First the radio had a distorted sound when the additional Pure speaker was attached. So I contacted the company and they replied promptly. After discussing the issues they decided that it should be returned for repair. After about 6 weeks I contacted them to see why I had not recieved a new or repaired unit yet.
Summary: I have owned the Evoke Flow Internet Radio for just over a year now and it is one amazing radio! Not only can you listen to F.M. Radio stations, you can listen to many internet radio stations, and the Mp3's from your computer. All in very nice clear sound. The radio itself is a small very nice looking item. The case is a shiny dark wooden finish, there are Two knobs to control the station select and the volume, plus five touch buttons to handle the power.
Summary: Sound quality is okay, but usability is crap. I'm considered by many to be quite technically minded and able, but in attempting to get the most functionality from this device it has been nothing short of a struggle. My experience has led me to conclude that this device is not intuitive or user friendly. What could have been a good device is now being used as nothing more than a simple radio which I could have bought for less in the first place.
Summary: EDIT 15 MARCH, 2013 ------------------- My original review is below, but I have decided to uprate my score owing to the excellent and unexpected customer service I experienced. I wrote below that the radio died after 3.5 years. Being out of warranty I didn't expect much, but I contacted Pure, and they quickly gave me a RAN (return authorisation number) so I could return the radio to them.
Summary: Luckily my evoke 2 powerpack fits as this arrived from amazon wrapped and with a power lead but with the uk 3 pin plug part missing. Other than return the item(which was a gift to my daughter) or spend £7.99 on a new lead this is my only way of informing amazon. Because it was supplied by them the is no seller feedback option.
Big disappointment ! Take note of all 1-Star reviews ...
2 October 2012
Summary: Now on my third replacement radio and second replacement battery. Despite full charge, radio drained battery, even when off. Typical use, half an hour each morning but after about 4-5 days, battery is totally dead. I've just given up now and plug into mains ... So much for portability ! Several annoying features, like taking around 30 seconds to turn radio on whilst it 'boots up'. Every function is slow and requires more than a single button push (confimation).
Pure Evoke Flow: It's ok, but not up to Pure's usual standards
16 August 2012
Summary: As a previous and very pleased owner of a Pure DAB radio, I decided to buy the Evoke Flow for the kitchen as I was attracted by the podcasts and BBC radio "listen again" features available on an internet radio. It's not a bad product, but to be honest I have been underwhelmed. The range of features is good, with access to DAB and literally thousands of internet radio stations as well as podcasts and listen again features.
Pros: Great range of internet radio services
Cons: Average sound quality, poor functionality, poor menu system