What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Fri, 19 Sep 2008, 5:00pm

Pure Digital One Mini

Tested at £40
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5

It's compact, sounds good and is supremely flexible - it might be Mini but it's not minor

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For

  • Great sound
  • strong tuner
  • flexible
  • user friendly

Against

  • Light bass
  • ChargePAK is extra

Now this is what we call a portable radio. One of the stalwarts of the Pure range, the One Mini is a real fisherman's friend of a radio, ideal for taking to the park or on holiday thanks to its square, compact dimensions. 

Naturally it's only a mono design, but Pure has squeezed in both DAB and FM tuners plus a handy line input for connecting a portable, a headphone connection and a USB connection for future upgrades.

It's easy to use thanks to solid, responsive buttons and looks smart in gloss black – it's also available in white and pink. Pure prides itself on having some of the strongest tuners around, which means you shouldn't struggle to pick-up the full gamut of DAB and FM stations – we certainly didn't.

Sonically it's impressive, too. It sounds clear, natural and well organised, while music times well even when dealt complex tracks.

There's not a lot of bass weight, though this isn't the biggest surprise considering the size, but otherwise there's much to like in this ultra-portable Mini Pure.

Our only gripe is that the a £25 ChargePAK is required to make it properly portable, but at least this is more eco-friendly than batteries.

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