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Good: Easy to use
Comment: Brilliant, does everything I want, can pause radio, rewind, record, sounds great and even has eyes!
Good: Great choice of radio stations
Bad: Very difficult to use
Comment: I was looking forward to using my Bug Too as a clock radio. I got myself a 1GB SD card to do my recording bit and was all set.
First problem I had to upgrade the Bugs software to work with BBC EPG, OK... no problem.
Then when I started to use it the 'scroll/Select' button was very unfriendly, you have to press it just in the middle to select a function and then you are not so sure you have selected what you want because it is so slow to react to the button press... try this in bed... awkward!!
The display is so bright even on 'Dim' setting that I had to face the 'Head display' away from me or I would never get to sleep!
When you finally set your alarm setting and it is difficult to get a good volume for the alarm radio as the volume adjustment is not continual but in small jumps from quiet to loud. These jumps are not fine enough and I found myself having to set it too quiet to really hear, as the next step in volume would wake the whole house!
If you do use the alarm and the volume is too low or loud and you adjust it the act of adjusting the volume will cancel the alarm snooze function... so you can't touch any other button when the alarm is on other than the snooze button else the alarm is cancelled... Very frustrating. PURE say "this is because the BUG assumes that you want to use the radios full functions"
I got this radio because of all the great reviews but as a clock radio it has too many problems. The Bug Too should be sold as a radio and not a bedside clock radio then other than the slow and awkward buttons it would be OK if just by the fact you can record programs with it.
I am very disappointed and am off back to the shop to get my money back!
Good: The simplicity of the controls and the sound quality
Bad: The absence of a remote control
Comment: A brilliant radio for anyone, with easy to use functions and brilliant sound. This is a cool, easy to use radio. Its ability to pause and even rewind live radio is awesome. 9 out of 10 is a honest mark, but the Bug Too is totally deserving of this.
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