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Bad: akmost everything, it just don' t last two years scrap
Comment: I purchase on and though I bough a good radio. Only to find with a year the CD packed in. they replaced it but it cost me £8 postage. then ten months later it happened again, so I gave up on it. With five months the whole thing stopped working. It's only sat in my bedroom used on average five to six time a week. So it's as it says PURE, PURE rubbish.
Good: Variable alarms to split weekend from weekday get-up times
Bad: Display too bright on lowest setting
Comment: Pro reviews were obviously written by people that did not use the alarm at night. The display lights the room up on the dim setting, so I use the manual to shield the light. The volume is too loud on the lowest setting for my liking and as the volume is stepped rather than a smooth transition, the next option is silence!
Robertson radios dealt with a friend's radio alarm clock which had display brightness issues. Pure told me that it would require internal work and they don't do that.
Good: The style and the four alarm settings and the headphone socket
Bad: The display and the standby power usage
Comment: I have an Evoke 2XT which is superb, and expected the same sort of quality from this. Unfortunetly it does not function well as a bedside clock due to the display being so bright, even on its low setting.
The sound quality is good compared to most clock radios I have heard, but not as good as I had hoped from Pure. It is still slightly tinny and so still sounds like it is a clock radio.
I also don't like the fact that the mains adaptor is always warm. The box says the device has a low power standby, however the device actually uses 2 watts while in standby, which in my opinion is not low power. I have since found out (from Pure) that this is because the same chip powers the radio as powers the clock. Which basically means the DAB decoder is running all the time even when the radio is not on.
Comment: Pure is the best, a good solid and well made bedside alarm clock, very good sound too. BUY IT!
Good: Looks great and has a good range of alarm settings
Bad: The display is far too bright even on dim setting
Comment: I got it home, set it up and was really pleased with my purchase... but then I went to bed and turned off the light. Despite having the display set to dim, it lit up my bedrooom in a blue glow (casting shadows on the ceiling). There was no way I could get to sleep, so I had to unplug the unit. Sadly I'm reverting to my 20 year old Phillips unit with a simple red LED time display that's easier to read, but doesn't light up the room. So much for progress!
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