Excerpt: DAB specialist Pure has given its popular Evoke Mio radio a makeover, and while rival brand Roberts Radio has previously collaborated with design guru Cath Kidston, Pure has teamed up with world-renowned designer Orla Kiely . Featuring the design expert's trademark stem print, the radio looks pretty as a picture and is sure to be a big seller in the run-up to Christmas, but is it any good? We put it through its paces to find out...
Pros: Elegant design, sturdy build, good audio, easy to use
Excerpt: The latest eye-catching number from Pure is the Pure Evoke Mio portable digital radio . It's the Pure Evoke-1S digital radio, but with a new outfit that comes in a variety of colours with a suede and leather finish.
Excerpt: Taking a break from hats and handbags, Orla Kiely (whaddya mean, ‘who?') has tried her hand at a designer radio. We think it's fair to say that this is one that's predominantly aimed at the ladies, but if it's to your tastes, then you'll be pleased to hear it's a Pure Evoke Mio underneath – a four-star radio that was certainly a contender in the DAB market last time we had our mitts on it.
Pros: Well specified, enjoyable listen with speech
Excerpt: This stylish new offering from Pure is based on the form and function of the successful Evoke-1S. But it's a far more elaborate design, with its combination of coloured leather – in five optional colours – and cream suede. The five colours are: red, pink (above), green, brown and black. It's a fine-sounding radio, too. It offers the kind of performance we've come to expect from the mono Pure radios – clean, punchy and reasonably detailed.
Pros: Great styling, punchy sound, clean, well detailed midrange
Cons: There are better sonic performers at this price
Summary: If you want a sturdy, no-nonsense machine for tuning to DAB and FM radio, plenty of empty presets and a design you'll be proud to show off, the PURE Digital Evoke Mio is probably what you're after. Its performance is spot-on, it's easy to use and its chunky case could probably take a few knocks if you plan on carting it about the house
Pros: Great design, Highly readable OLED display, Pitch-perfect output
PURE Digital Evoke Mio: retro, klein, klanggewaltig
18 December 2009
Summary: Radio hören viele nur noch im Auto. Schuld daran ist unter anderem die als schlecht verschriene Qualität des Sounds aus dem Äther. Doch das muss nicht sein: Das Evoke Mio von PURE Digital empfängt digitales Radio und bietet einen erstklassigen Klang. Wir haben getestet, was der kleine Retro-Kasten sonst noch drauf hat.
Pros: schickes Design, gut lesbares OLED-Display, perfekt abgestimmter Ausgang