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Good: vast selection of obtions. large screen good for selecting pod casts and listen again options
Bad: no handle for transporting about. base needs to be attached. too easy to catch off switch when tuning.
Comment: Not perfect but it is still a brilliant product. there is nothing like it on the market. this is certainly the future of radio. The sound is good but it is a radio so dont exspect high end hi fi. Agree about the information booklet cant call it mamanual.which is rubbish. but that seems to be how it is these day. how much in formation is supplied with a phone or computer?. Still a brilliant product very peased with it
Good: ease of use
Comment: If you are thinking of buying one of these, do it. The radio works brilliantly on the internet and DAB, though FM is a bit less easy, though this is no problem. Remember its not a Hi-Fi, its a standalone radio, but it has ample power when used on mains, though I have to say that the volume level is approximately halved when used on battery, though this is no problem.
Updates are best done via USB rather than over the air as mine crashed and the updates were then done using this method.
Some may think the software is a bit clunky to use and I nearly let this put me off. Also a dem was difficult in store as FM and DAB reception in store was non-existant, but don't be put off. I'm really glad that I bought this radio and it in use daily. A great product, but just take care with the updates. 5 stars.
Good: The look. Functions as it should, though slow to respond.
Bad: The sound quality is very poor.
Comment: Needs better speakers. These sound like the treble and base are turned right down to muffle the sound.
Good: Good design; does what I want it to
Bad: Display too bright at night
Comment: I've owned this for a week - paid Â£169 on play.com; my old DAB had intermittent radio reception (Pure Evoke) and I wanted an alarm clock and something to check the time during the night.
I found the network connection to work fine and signal strength is better than my iPad in the same location (not sure if previous user problems has been resolved in a firmware update).
I've not used facebook or twitter so I don't know about how good they are. Registering for the Lounge works neatly (although the website is a bit 'clunky'.
I liked the ability to play podcasts that I regularly listen to but the search function could be better to identify what might be of interest (on iTunes I could look at reviews/ ratings)
On the negatives, the touchscreen works okay but is nowhere near as good as an iPhone, nor is the interface - the screen quality feels a bit dated i.e. not HD. The main negative for me is that whilst the screen auto dims in the dark, it still shines even on the lowest brightness setting which is a bit like there being a full moon. There is a setting for the display to turn off after a few seconds (and you touch the screen to reactivate it) but bizarrely this doesn't work when it switches to clock mode. Hopefully more firmware updates to follow.
In summary, am I glad I bought it? I think so.
Good: It sounds good, when it works
Bad: Bad British technology
Comment: It just doesn't work except as a basic DAB radio or as an amp for an attached iPod. The Listen Again function invariably fails ten minutes in to a programme (and you have to start listening again from the start). You cannot stream music through a wireless network because it lists the albums and tracks then tell you you're not connected to the server! FM reception is a joke as are the three "apps" that come with it. Twitter doesn't work; Facebook is so basic as to make it worthless and the weather app just keeps resetting to some place I've never heard of!
The concept is great, but the designers are clearly out of their depth. If Apple had produced this, it would work. This is quite simply British rubbish.
Good: Cool screen
Bad: Slow, expensive
Comment: Very expensive for a fairly basic product. The touch screen is cool but very slow and clunky. Linking to the internet is tricky if you can get it to work and the lack of an ethernet port means to have to rely on wireless which makes streaming unreliable. I can't get the applications to work on mine (and as the previous reviewer said there are no instructions or help numbers to call). Overall it is sort of cool if you have £250 that you don't need.
Good: Good sound
Bad: Over-complicated and poorly supported
Comment: The Sensia is not for ordinary listeners. It is designed by nerds and doesn't come with an instruction book and there is no help line to call. Getting linked to the internet is very cumbersome. It has no ethernet port so you need good wireless strength. The on button and touch screen are slow to respond and most of the apps are pointless. At £250 it is completely over-priced.
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