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Good: Build , quality of sound
Comment: After 8 years my Oasis is still going strong . The sound is as good as ever . As is the build quality apart from a few minor scratches . The only minor problem I've had with it was the faulty battery
Issue , which was sorted early in its life . Touch wood I will get another 8 years faithful service from it . Fantastic Radio :)
Good: Build Quality , Sound Quality and able to upgrade software.
Bad: Serious ventilation and internal battery issues.
Comment: Pure recalled the early models due to ventilation problems in that the inbuilt rechargeable battery was susceptible to overheat when being recharged.
Another important floor in its design was that when the internal rechargeable battery naturally came to the end of its life (after only 18 months with average use) the owner had to send the whole unit back to the manufacturer's to have the new battery installed at some considerable expense and inconvenience to the owner! The public would see this as a "con"
Given the above facts, it is not surprising that Pure quickly pulled this model off the market!
If the manufactures would have got the design right at launch, the Oasis would have made it big in the DAB world as some of its other features were very good if not outstanding.
Good: robust, weatherproof, reasonable quality sound
Bad: haven't found anything yet
Comment: We want a radio to carry out and use when swimming in the pool. This is fine.
We had an old radio which lasted about 3 days before adjusting it with a wet finger caused the controls to stop working. The Pure Oasis however has now been going for the best part of the year without any problems at all, and it is prodded with wet fingers every day
Yes it is bulky, but then it has also been dropped on a concrete floor couple of times, and that is done it no harm at all. Obviously it would not stand dunking in the pool, so we haven't tried that.
The sound quality is reasonable, we are quite happy not to have concert quality reproduction outdoors or when swimming. The controls are easy to use. It also makes a useful kitchen radio, and doesn't take up too much room on a worktop.
The only thing that has been less than perfect has been the inset rubber protective strips, coming out of their slots. However a dab with suitable clear rubber adhesive at the end of each strip has stopped that happening
Good: Great sound, very portable, extremely robust and can be used virtually anywhere.
Bad: A bit on the heavy side, could do with a bigger screen.
Comment: Superb. It follows me everywhere round the house and garden.
Good: Rechargeable batteries, great sound, easy tuning
Bad: Only 4 presets
Comment: This DAB radio seems to have far better reception than my other Pure and Roberts DAB radios in my house which is not in a perfect reception area. I use it in the bathroom for which it is ideally suited and for my use, it lasts about a week on a charge. There is only one large speaker but it projects a full sound better than what you would think - perhaps that and the batteries account for the weight.
An excellent purchase
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