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Pure launches trio of travel-friendly portable DAB radios

Pure announces travel-friendy budget portable DAB+ radios
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Pure has announced a trio of portable DAB radios designed to please music lovers and streaming fans alike. 

The travel-friendly Elan DAB+ (£39.99), Elan Connect (£69.99) and Elan Connect+ (£89.99) pick up FM and DAB/DAB+ stations, but can also be paired with with smartphones and laptops via Bluetooth.

Looks-wise, Pure has kept things simple with a choice of Stone Grey or Charcoal finishes, a colour screen, 20+ presents and actual buttons. Excellent news for those who prefer mechanical controls to whizzy touchscreens.

The pricier Elan Connect and Connect+ models add internet radio to the mix, providing you the option to stream over 25,000 weird and wonderful internet radio stations. With 2x3W speakers, the Connect+ might struggle to get the party started but it does sport adjustable bass/treble controls.

Pure's no-nonsense approach continues with the option to power the new Elan series radios with four AA batteries or a USB cable. 3.5mm headphone outputs, which are starting to become something of a rarity thanks to the rise of wireless headphones, are present across the range.

The new Elans are by no means Pure's first foray into the world of streaming. The UK-based DAB radio outfit has already launched several Alexa-powered wireless speakers including the DiscovR (£230) and the waterproof StreamR Splash (£130).

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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.