NEWS: Purely natural sounds from new Tempus-1S radio

Another week, another new radio from Pure - and this time it's the latest version of the company's Tempus-1 clock-radio. As well as now being part of the company's Eco-Plus range, with greatly reduced power consumption both when playing and in standby, it now comes preloaded with a set of natural sounds, which can be used as background atmosphere, as the alarm signal, or to lull you to sleep before gently fading out.

The £100 Tempus-1S is based on the popular Tempus-1XT, and its alarm system allows you to set weekday, weekend and one-off alarm events, and have fade-in and fade-out alerts. It also has Pure's SnoozeHandle - when the alarm is sounding, a touch of the handle will allow you to sleep a little longer.

New features include an organic LED display, a light sensor to control the display brightness, and a redesigned front panel with a larger speaker grille.

You also get DAB/FM reception, 30 presets, Intellitext to store and browse text information, an input for a portable player and connections for an optional stereo speaker.

Meanwhile the EcoPlus specification includes a standby power of just 1W, packaging made from 70% recycled material with water-based varnish, and printing using soya-based ink.

A range of sounds is available, including birdsong, forest rain, a thunderstorm and lapping waves.

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.