Pure has added two new DAB+ radios for personal listening on the move to its line-up. They’re both on sale for less than GBP100. But with so many radios on the market, are Pure’s new arrivals worth a closer look?
Pure Move T4, GBP99.99
The new Pure Move T4 is a pocket-sized radio designed to be used out and about. This compact DAB+ radio costs GBP100 and features a 2-inch colour screen, and there are 20 presets installed to help you quickly cycle through your favourite stations.
The added bonus of a built-in kickstand means you don’t have to lean the Pure Move T4 against a wall if you want to listen hands-free. Pure says that you’ll get up to 22 hours from the Bluetooth-enabled Move T4 if you’re listening with headphones, or 15 hours when playing music through the speaker. We’ll be putting those claims to the test in our lab when we review the Pure Move T4 for ourselves.
The Pure Move T4 will be available from March at John Lewis in black or white.
Pure Move R3, GBP89.99
The second new entry in the Pure range is the Move R3. This DAB+ radio looks more like an MP3 player than a radio, coming with a 1.6-inch display and a pair of noise-isolating headphones. Pure promises up to 15 hours from it on a single charge which, if true, should be more than enough to last you a couple of days.
Audiophiles can manually tweak the sound on offer as the Pure Move R3 includes separate bass and treble controls. There are three dedicated-station preset buttons sat underneath the screen, and you can store up to 20 of your favourite stations. This portable DAB+ radio weighs in at just 88g.
The Pure Move R3 is available now from Argos, and from John Lewis from March in black or white.
Portable Pure radios in our test lab
For every Pure radio we test, we pay close attention to sound quality, ease of use and reception. Portable radios can also offer sound wherever you are. Buyers on a budget might have their eyes on the Pure Elan E3 (below left).
This GBP60 DAB+ radio is easy to use and lightweight, and arrives with 40 station presets. There’s a mini 2.8-inch colour display, and weekday and weekend alarm settings let you choose which station you wake up to. Did this radio impress our experts? Read our full Pure Elan E3 review to find out.
The stylish Pure Pop Maxi (below right) is the priciest portable radio from Pure that we’ve tested. It costs around GBP115 and is Bluetooth-enabled, which means you can stream music through it using your smartphone. A large volume dial sits on the top of the Pop Maxi.
Buying a radio in 2018
Without checking our expert reviews, you run the risk of buying a radio that is tricky to use with weak signal reception. We test the latest radios on the market to help you choose wisely, and our results prove that you don’t always have to spend big to pick up a Best Buy radio.
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June isn’t usually the best time for a bargain, but John Lewis is on hand with its clearance sale to slake our thirst for deals. We’ve rooted through the products on offer to find the ones with meaningful savings, so you can decide if they’re worth having. Black Friday is five months away and the January sales are a distant memory, but this sale gives you plenty of offers to choose from, including tablets, laptops, TVs, headphones, speakers, phones and more.
But they won’t all be worth spending your money on – before you rush to buy them, check our reviews to find out how they performed in our tests. These prices are correct at 30 June and, since many of the products available are reduced to clear, once the stock is gone there’s unlikely to be any more. TV reviews – find the best set for you with our expert verdicts
The best deals we’ve found
Samsung UE49KS9000 TV
This curved set is reduced to clear with ?250 knocked off, bringing the price down to ?849. Although it’s being replaced by Samsung’s QLED range, this former flagship is still cutting edge, with 4K and HDR screen technology. It has Freeview HD and Freesat HD built in, so you won’t be short of things to watch.
If you subscribe to Netflix or Amazon Video, you’ll be able to make use of the super high-resolution screen. You can see what we thought of Samsung’s former range-topping TV in our full Samsung UE49KS9000 review.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M tablet
It’s a bit of a mouthful, but this iPad-rivalling tablet from Asus has ?30 knocked off the price, so it’s yours for ?269.
A quick processor and 4GB of Ram complement the high-resolution screen, and the Android operating system gives you access to millions of apps. If you’re in the market for something more powerful, there’s ?70 knocked off the price of Surface Pro 4 tablets. To find out whether this tablet is a viable alternative to the iPad, see our Asus ZenPad 3S Z500M review.
Lenovo Yoga 710 (11-inch) laptop
This convertible laptop has a whopping ?149 off the usual ?700 price. Convertible usually means you can pop the screen off and use it like a tablet, but the Yoga has a different system. It has a flexible hinge, which lets you fold the screen flat instead.
Leaving the keyboard on doesn’t impact portability, either, since the 710 is light, weighing just over 1kg. The 710 is tiny, so does that impact its performance? And is the screen any good?
John Lewis Spectrum Duo radio
John Lewis has knocked a third of the price of its own-brand radio, which has gone from ?59 to ?39. This DAB radio was cheap to start with and, with ?20 off, it’s a steal.
The Duo is John Lewis’s second stab at a digital radio and includes a second speaker, which means you can enjoy your favourite stations in stereo. Sound quality is paramount on a radio, so to find out if the Spectrum Duo’s audio is up to scratch, head to our John Lewis Spectrum Duo review.
HP Envy 7640 printer
At almost half price, this is one of the best deals we’ve found.
It’s usually ?149, but you can get this printer for ?89 in the sale. It has all the features you could want, including double-sided printing, wi-fi and near-field communication (NFC), so you can print from compatible devices, such as a smartphone, just by holding them near the printer. It’s not short of features, but is the print quality any good?
- ^ TV reviews (www.which.co.uk)
- ^ Samsung UE49KS9000 review (www.which.co.uk)
- ^ Surface Pro 4 tablets (www.which.co.uk)
- ^ Asus ZenPad 3S Z500M review (www.which.co.uk)
- ^ Lenovo Yoga 710 review (www.which.co.uk)
- ^ John Lewis Spectrum Duo review (www.which.co.uk)
- ^ HP Envy 7640 review (www.which.co.uk)
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