Excerpt: The Pure Evoke Flow digital radio is a compact and stylish looking DAB model that my sister purchased for Â£130. There are many good points about this model. It is well put together whilst being fairly compact it feels very solid and robust.
Summary: Make no mistake this is a beautiful, well built radio, but maybe (definitely!) not for US market, because the emphasis is put on European based popular broadcast station. The user interface is amateurish and confusing. I have had 5 different brands of internet radio and I have also regular shortwave radios. This is on of the nicest one to look at it and I hard time returning it.
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: 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 loved this when I first got it because the only other way I could listen to internet radio previously was through my desktop PC. It's looks very cool and the best thing for me was that (with the extra battery pack) it was portable and had great wifi reception range. Not sure if this was due to the quality of my router or the radio though! However I now have a netbook, a tablet and an Android smartphone and they all do internet radio better than my Flow.
Summary: Sounds nice. After that it is all down hill. Poor interface. Navigation through menus is hit and miss. Touch button to turn on off is not easy to use - not responsive enough. I won't go into all the menu and button difficulties but I will finish with one really annoying feature. The screen is too bright when used beside the bed at night. You can turn the display off but the on off touch switch is still too bright. I cannot recommend.
Summary: I had this for Christmas together with the additional battery and remote control. So far, I really like it. It looks good and is really easy to keep clean. I have it in my kitchen and wanted something that would be easy to wipe down and this certainly ticks that box. I have a Roberts retro istream and was originally going to get another one for the kitchen but was concerned that it might be a little on the big side and that the leatherette cloth would not stand up to the...
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.