Oregon Scientific PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock : lovely design fatally flawed

Easy to set up, works well, looks good. Only concern is that without the (vulnerable?) sensor the clock is not radio controlled.

Brilliant clock would highly recommend. Not the cheapest product but u do pay for quality. I wear glasses so in the mornings without them on i struggle to see but the illumination projected on to the wall is clear and i can read it easily without my glasses.

PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock with Indoor / Outdoor Temperature (Black)

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  • Combining vibrant colour and contrasting textures in a sleek slim-line modern design, with a unique red projection you will never have to fumble in the dark or switch the light on again. The clock projects the time and alarm directly onto the wall or ceiling
  • The time is radio controlled which is precise to the second and adjusts automatically to and from British Summertime, meaning you will never have to set the time again.
  • Warm or cold, inside and out? The RMR221P PRYSMA Projection Clock also measures both indoor and outdoor temperature and includes a remote sensor to place outdoors, so you know how cold or warm it is without even leaving your bed!
  • A dual alarm function allows you to set two alarms time on a single clock, one for you and one for your partner, and with a crescendo alarm with 8-minute snooze function and snooze touch technology you decide whether it’s time to get up or perhaps have a little snooze especially on those cold winter mornings!
  • Large digit display for easy viewing and adjustable brightness to suit individual preferences.

I bought this to replace my old oregon ultra slim projection clock which lasted 10 years. This one is is beautifully put together and the outdoor unit temperature also acts as a receiver for the radio time codes so doesn’t suffer from some of the issues that other radio controlled clocks have. We don’t have any issues with the backlight brightness but it is on the other side of the bed and my other half doesn’t complain ;-).

Nice that the receiver for the time signal is on the outside unit (i think), which makes the timesignal reception much better than my old clock. Very bright ceiling-projection.

Great clock with outdoor temp sensor. Nice touch on the projection clock 180 degrees flip aswell. Light brightness two setting. Shame it’s not automatic when you turn off lights etc. Happy with purchase and does what i want it. Display time and project time and temp.

PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock with Indoor / Outdoor Temperature (Black) : Love the new modern look of this clock which is to replace an old oregon one. However, there are a few things that were better on the old one as follows, which is why it loses a star. The projected time/temperature has to be on the ceiling/wall on one ‘side’ of the bed, before you could adjust it wherever you wanted to without moving the actual clock. The clock even on dim setting is a bit too bright at night. It does not have battery backup in case of powercut. We decided due to its modern good looks we would keep it and put up with display on ceiling on one side as doesn’t matter that much. May cover the time at night if too bright. We don’t have that many powercuts and also we found with the old style clock with battery backup when the batteries were ‘going’ it made the time go haywire for while till you changed the batteries. I got up once in the winter thinking it was 6am but it was ony 2am.

Lovely design fatally flawed. This clock looks beautiful, and has all the expected features; projecting the outdoor temperature is great. But the backlight on the clock, even in ‘low’ setting, is far too bright to be able to sleep with – you can read a book with it on – which defeats its purpose as a bedside clock.

Ok, but with some design issues. . It took a long time to get the radio signal. The projection is not visible in daylight and only shows the outside temperature. The outside sensor is needed as a remote control for some functions and is not weatherproof.

I’ve had this just over a month now, bought to replace a 12 year old oregon scientific that suddenly started to show its age in the form of buttons refusing to work. I love this new, streamlined model. I buy projection alarm clocks because, even though i’m pretty short-sighted, i can usually just make out a fuzzy time projected on the ceiling. The digits on the prysma are so large and clear, however, that i can read the time without needing to use the projector function (a first) and the lower brightness setting is certainly not distracting, at least for me. If oregon scientific introduced a version of this clock without the projection, and with battery rather than mains power, i’d be first in the queue to buy it but this is almost perfect as it comes.

Much better than the previous version. Much better than the predecessor which had the blue back light. . This one can be read from anywhere in the largest of bedrooms, and ceiling projection is also clear. Quick to pick up the time signal. Although oregon stuff in my experience doesn’t last as long as it should. Doesn’t seem to be anything else on the market though.

Lovely stylish alarm clock that is radio controlled and offers a projection. Looks great at home in a stylish bedroom and the projection makes telling the time at night really easy, no more reaching across, just look up. Picks up the signal reasonably well but can be picky at times.

Smart elegant cool clock, watch out for the 2 pin plug. Delivery 3 days early, thanks amazon. First can i correct another review, the display is red but not a problem. Second the item arrived with a 2 pin plug and no adaptor, luckily i had one and the clock works. Third it does what it says on the tin, the clock connected with the sensor, temperature was available straight away, it took 2 resets to sync the time and date but it is now. Fourth my wife also has a similar alarm clock (hers has a radio – no need for 2) the temperature from her sensor also gets picked up and the clock scrolls between the 2, one in the front of the house the other in the back (2 degree f difference). Overall a really smart elegant cool looking clock with a very clear display, the red display on dimmed will not be too bright at night. Oh and the projection also scrolls between the 2 temperatures contrary to what the instructions say.

I’ve had this just over a month now, bought to replace a 12 year old oregon scientific that suddenly started to show its age in the form of buttons refusing to work. I love this new, streamlined model. I buy projection alarm clocks because, even though i’m pretty short-sighted, i can usually just make out a fuzzy time projected on the ceiling. The digits on the prysma are so large and clear, however, that i can read the time without needing to use the projector function (a first) and the lower brightness setting is certainly not distracting, at least for me. If oregon scientific introduced a version of this clock without the projection, and with battery rather than mains power, i’d be first in the queue to buy it but this is almost perfect as it comes.

Much better than the previous version. Much better than the predecessor which had the blue back light. . This one can be read from anywhere in the largest of bedrooms, and ceiling projection is also clear. Quick to pick up the time signal. Although oregon stuff in my experience doesn’t last as long as it should. Doesn’t seem to be anything else on the market though.

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Technoline Smart Effects WS6830 Radio Controlled LED Weather Station – Radio Station Review

Super useful gadget that helps us get ready in the morning checking the outside temperature without having to go outthe weather forecast part is not so accurate but we use it mainly for the temperature functions.

Technoline radio station review. I looked at a number of different weather clocks before deciding on this one and in the main im happy with it. Plugging it in for the first time it instantly started searching for the atomic clock signal, showed a good 3 bar signal and within a minute or so had correctly updated the time. The temperature displays seem pretty accurate, ive compared the temperature shown with other thermometers and the temperature has been almost exactly the same both internally and externally, certainly within half a degree or so. The weather display is not particularly accurate although to be fair it is trying to forecast the great british weather with only 4 symbols, so has really got no chance. I would add as others have stated the barometer arrows showing rising, falling or steady have never worked, mine has always shown steady, no matter what the pressure change. The external sensor has worked well, mines in shed by the side of the house so is transmitting through a solid exterior wall at a distance of about 10 ftthe displays are bright even on the dimmest of the led brightness setting. I would say it does act as some what of a night light but i have mine at approx bed level and about 3ft away and ive had no problems sleeping with it. Apart from these few minor irritations i would recommend this weather stationupdate. Only real problem has been the external sensor started to lose accuracy ( it’s about 3 degrees out ) handily you can get replacement sensors but bizarrely they seem to only work with certain batches of the main display. This was pointed out by the web shop i tried 2 sensors from. Both sensors would link to the main display but show temperatures in the 50’s no amount of resetting made any difference. Luckily as shop knew this was an issue they supplied refund.

This is a nice piece of kit, does the job well corresponding perfectly with another oregon unit i have. Here are the specifications for the Technoline Smart Effects WS6830 Radio Controlled LED Weather Station:

  • Weather forecast with symbols and tendency
  • Radio control clock with dual alarm and snooze
  • 2 adjustable brightness levels
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature in C or F
  • AC Adaptor.

This is an excellent weather station and timer.

Good product-very nice at night-5stars.

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  • Radio controlled LED Weather station
  • Visible weather station
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This is a nice piece of kit, does the job well corresponding perfectly with another oregon unit i have.

Super useful gadget that helps us get ready in the morning checking the outside temperature without having to go outthe weather forecast part is not so accurate but we use it mainly for the temperature functions.

A very attractive piece of kit for your living room.

I bought this because it has a lit digital display. Most of the stations i had previously seen have the black on grey lcd display that is not easy to see especially at night. The display is very clear and i can keep an eye on the time while watching a dvd or bd. The radio reception is not working but i think that is a function of where i want it in the house rather than a fault with the product itself. However, it may also be that the device is setup to receive the european radio signal from frankfurt rather than the uk one in cumbria. Manually setting the time is so simple i have not found this a major issue though it does irritate me slightly. The eu to uk adaptor is chunky and has an ‘l’-shape that will make it impossible to use with wall sockets and some x-way multisockets.

Radio controlled led weather station. The product looks nice, and unlike the lcd weather stations it can be seen clearly at night and you don’t have to replace batteries in the main unit. Annoyingly there were no batteries supplied for the remote unit. Also the remote unit doesn’t look weatherproof so i’ve made sure its covered. Picked up the correct uk time very quickly. However all the controls are on the back of the unit, so use of the alarm clock is difficult, particularly if you mount it on the wall. The weather indicator works fine. Probably as accurate as the met office. But so far, after a month of operation, the arrow indicating whether the pressure is stable, falling or rising has always said stable. The inside and out side thermometers work fine. However, this is where the third drew back lays. The signal from theoutside sensor seams to travel poorly through exterior brick walls. To get it to remain in constant contact the base unit i had the put it under the pvc step on the back door. On the whole i am very happy with the product, but it only deserves three stars because the short comings may make it unsuitable for other purposes.

Have had this bit of kit for over a year now and it is excellent. Accurate in and outside temperature and good weather forecasting.

Bought to replace an led clock that i could not read on a sunny day. This little weather station truly fills the gap with a bright display that can be dimmed. Only down point was that the outdoor temperature sensor has taken some time to ‘bed-in’, the signal is very weak and cannot be operated more than 10-15m away – less if the signal has to pass through brick which is a pain. Otherwise clock found the time signal within 1-2 minutes. Delivery was outstanding – ordered 15:20 on fri with super saver free delivery, it arrived 10:00 the next morning.

Have had this bit of kit for over a year now and it is excellent. Accurate in and outside temperature and good weather forecasting.

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Bose Wave music system – CD / MP3 clock radio – A verything in good working order only disappointment isthemp3 player doesn’t charg the

Very pleased with bose music system thought sound would be a. Very pleased with bose music system thought sound would be a little bolder and have had to fit an areal for local radio.

Outstanding sound quality – fills the room with superb quality sound. . This is my 2nd wave radio – i was so impressed with the 1st .

A verything in good working order only disappointment isthemp3 player doesn’t charg the. A verything in good working order only disappointment isthemp3 player doesn’t charg the mp3 playerthe machine arrived very well packed and arrived the following day six days in front of delivery datevery please with itemplease advise should the mp3 player holder charge the mp3 player when in playing position. Here are the specifications for the Bose Wave music system – CD / MP3 clock radio:

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  • Alarm clock
  • Smart Screen Brightness
  • AM FM Radio – MP3 Playback

Excellent machine really enjoying the sound. My dvd s have now comed to life.

Outstanding sound quality – fills the room with superb quality sound. . This is my 2nd wave radio – i was so impressed with the 1st .

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  • A verything in good working order only disappointment isthemp3 player doesn’t charg the
  • Outstanding sound quality – fills the room with superb quality sound.
  • Small on the outside – Massive on sound

Bought bose wave music system from bose shop. The cd works fine but i am disappointed with with t he digital reception. Compared to a cheap digital radio that my wife bought from tesco the performance is poor. The tesco radio (without extra aerial) picks up the signal immediately whilst the bose even with the extra aerial takes at least 3 or 4 goes before it settles on the signal. At times it is very limited in the number of digital stations it can recognise. The tesco radio cost about £30 the bose should obviously be performing at a higher standard but it doesn’t.

I was able to use some accumulated lufthansa ‘miles and more’ points to buy this from the lufthansa worldshop – and what an unbelievable surprise it was to experience the superb audio quality of the bose wave iii. Setting up dab was rather difficult as it took me a while to find the best site for the mains cable, which also doubles as the dab and fm antenna – although sockets for external antennae are provided. One small niggle – precise setting of the clock is absurdly difficult.By trial and error, i found that you have to set the next minute just before 6 sec to go, then release the button on the remote at exactly 5 sec to go. Neither does it correct itself for daylight saving time. I would have expected something better on such an expensive system. Hence 4 rather than 5 stars. Later models are now available, but i prefer the styling of the wave iii. There’s a ‘soundtouch’ version of the wave iv which includes internet radio if you have a wlan router and a suitable computer to use the necessary bose application.

Just love the bose system. . Love the sound of this equipment. Very happy with my purchase. Can listen to this system all day with great enjoyment.

Excellent stuff, no problems either with delivery or equipment. Excellent stuff, no problems either with delivery or equipment aok an quite happy with purchase.

Small on the outside – massive on sound. For anyone who’s not heard the bose wave music system and doesn’t believe all the hype in their glossy full page adverts of such publications as the radio times and innumerable colour supplements i suggest they hear one and then they will become believers. I wasn’t sure , three years ago, when i spent £500 on what was essentially a small clock-radio, when it arrived i was a bit dubious when i saw the size of the unit but when i plugged it in and tried their demonstration cd i was blown away, the depth of sound from full bass to sparkling treble was truly astounding and the output is enough for any normal room up to very loud listening levels what’s more it doesn’t seem to distort at all when on very loudly. After three years use, on the radio and using cd (it’ll play most formats including mp3s) i still wonder at how such a full sound can emanate from such a small unit. If you only have one music maker in your house you won’t be disappointed with it at all, it will surprise all who hear it from novices to hi-fi buffs alike. (and the fm reception is perfect). It may seem expensive but it’s worth it especially when you compare it to conventional systems that can’t match the audio performance and are much bulkier and inconvenient to place in a room environment.

I was able to use some accumulated lufthansa ‘miles and more’ points to buy this from the lufthansa worldshop – and what an unbelievable surprise it was to experience the superb audio quality of the bose wave iii. Setting up dab was rather difficult as it took me a while to find the best site for the mains cable, which also doubles as the dab and fm antenna – although sockets for external antennae are provided. One small niggle – precise setting of the clock is absurdly difficult.By trial and error, i found that you have to set the next minute just before 6 sec to go, then release the button on the remote at exactly 5 sec to go. Neither does it correct itself for daylight saving time. I would have expected something better on such an expensive system. Hence 4 rather than 5 stars. Later models are now available, but i prefer the styling of the wave iii. There’s a ‘soundtouch’ version of the wave iv which includes internet radio if you have a wlan router and a suitable computer to use the necessary bose application.

Small on the outside – massive on sound. For anyone who’s not heard the bose wave music system and doesn’t believe all the hype in their glossy full page adverts of such publications as the radio times and innumerable colour supplements i suggest they hear one and then they will become believers. I wasn’t sure , three years ago, when i spent £500 on what was essentially a small clock-radio, when it arrived i was a bit dubious when i saw the size of the unit but when i plugged it in and tried their demonstration cd i was blown away, the depth of sound from full bass to sparkling treble was truly astounding and the output is enough for any normal room up to very loud listening levels what’s more it doesn’t seem to distort at all when on very loudly. After three years use, on the radio and using cd (it’ll play most formats including mp3s) i still wonder at how such a full sound can emanate from such a small unit. If you only have one music maker in your house you won’t be disappointed with it at all, it will surprise all who hear it from novices to hi-fi buffs alike. (and the fm reception is perfect). It may seem expensive but it’s worth it especially when you compare it to conventional systems that can’t match the audio performance and are much bulkier and inconvenient to place in a room environment.

As cds take a long time to engage. As cds take a long time to engage. There was no instruction manual with this as advertised. I wish i had bought from bose direct.

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Visua 10.2″ Under Cabinet Flip Down Kitchen TV with DVD (TV/DVD) : It is a nice looking piece of equipment

Great bit of kit, super picture and sound, easy installation an set up (set up took 5 mins), remote was not working but a replacement arrived in 24 hours, doesn’t get much more efficient than that.

Pleased with tv, picture small but perfectly adequate for use in kitchen. Fitting instructions not easy but fortunately our kitchen fitter was able to fit it under a wall cupboard with the use of somme of the offcuts from the kitchen.

Visua 10.2″ Under Cabinet Flip Down Kitchen TV with DVD (TV/DVD)

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  • Dual Tuners Digital Freeview (DVBT) and Analogue
  • Multi Region CD / DVD Playerm USB & SD Card Slots
  • Digital Clock / FM Radio / Digital Radio via Freeview
  • MHEG5 Tuner (Red Button compatible) & CI Expansion Slot
  • 270 degree screen rotation and magnetic screen latching

Good, but on/off switch has broken. . Bought one of these a few years ago and it has been good for basic tv, but now the on/off switch has gone, so i have to replace the whole unit, even though the actual tv would work, if only i could switch it on. I would have expected it to last longer.

This is a great product and we use it all the time. Well worth the small investment. Linked up to free view gives wide variety of channels and of course usb etc permits satellite remote and playback.

This flip-down kitchen tv is excellent,good picture and good sound. I enjoy baking and cooking and i can enjoy tv or radio while i’m doing either. I have not tried the dvd yet so i cannot comment on that.

Visua 10.2″ Under Cabinet Flip Down Kitchen TV with DVD (TV/DVD) : This tv/dvd has surpassed our expectations – good picture, reasonable sound and has extra facilities that more expensive equipment does not necessarily possess. We’d recommend this product.

Bought this to replace a different brand that was supplied free with the kitchen. Easy to install below a cupboard using the supplied template. I had to use different length m4 screws to those supplied, no bother. Set up was straightforward, though i did this before installing so i knew it would work. My wife is very pleased with it.

This tv/dvd has surpassed our expectations – good picture, reasonable sound and has extra facilities that more expensive equipment does not necessarily possess. We’d recommend this product.

Purchased to go in new kitchen. Initially had pixelation problems, but ths was due to a poor ariel signal. A low cost signal booster sorted this. Easy to install ans set up with a great picture even on a sunny day.

Good telly poor customer service. Very good telly , very clear picture, easy to install, if you buy the extension kit as well, this should be included in the package. I had to wait several days whilst i re- ordered the installation kit which consists of four long bolts. Also i live in a fringe area between yorks and midlands and the damn thing has tuned into the yorkshire aerial when i need the midlands aerial, i have emailed the firm to ask how to retune to the midlands but after several weeks have not received a reply, this is poor customer care. Other tellies i have purchased in the past have given me the option but this one doesn’t. Had this facility been available i would have given it five stars.

Very prompt delivery; lovely looking piece of equipment with very clear picture, with only a slight niggle that the front silver plastic/metal not adequately sealed at one end, otherwise very pleased.

Purchased to go in new kitchen. Initially had pixelation problems, but ths was due to a poor ariel signal. A low cost signal booster sorted this. Easy to install ans set up with a great picture even on a sunny day.

Visua vsktv102 under cabinet flip down kitchen tv with dvd (black). We are changing our kitchen cabinets and needed to incorporate a tv. Sits under the cabinet and doesnt take up much room – especially when in the folded position.

Looks stylish under kitchen cabinet great for playing my cds without taking up work top space. Nice picture on dvd as well. Haven’t tried tv yet as going to attach proper ariel but overall at the moment very pleased.

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Pro-Ject Audio Systems Elemental Hi-Fi Turntable – : Great starter tt

Got to have patience though. Got to have patience though, can be a bit fragile and fiddly, definitely not for the clumsy music lover.

Very punchy sound that totally outperforms its price tag.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Elemental Hi-Fi Turntable – Silver

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  • Belt drive system
  • Integrated motor control with DC power supply secures silent running
  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom
  • Low resonance particle board platter with felt mat
  • Pre-adjusted tracking force and antiskating

Fabulous sound, annoying design. The only on/off switch is located just below the turntable – this is driven by a belt that, if you have big hands like me, often comes off when the switch is used. Then the belt has to be carefully looped back on, and this is not at all easy. I wish i hadn’t bought it, because it annoys the hell out of me. I have to be extremely careful when using it and the thought of switching the band to the other spool to play 45s fills me with horror. If you have tiny hands, are good with your fingers and have endless patience, then go for it.

Helped to bring back some old classics and good memories. Now set up in my study for peaceful times .

Originally got one of those cheaper ‘vintage’ style turntables and sent it back almost immediately (mainly because it struggled to play any modern records). This is the perfect player if you want something that sounds great, and looks and feels a bit different from your standard player. I was drawn to it because i feel like just putting a record in a box-like player is basically the same as putting on a cd, whereas with the elemental you can see and feel the record spinning. I’ve also put it on an old vintage wooden crate which i keep my records in (i couldn’t resist being a bit hipster). The only thing to note is you will need to buy a separate pre-amp to plug it in to any modern speakers. I got a behringer one for around 20 pounds which does the trick. If you’re looking for a player that doesn’t break the bank then buy this right now. Don’t waste your money on any of those cheaply made vintage doohickies. One of the best purchases i’ve ever made.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Elemental Hi-Fi Turntable – Silver : First things first, the sound quality is undeniably excellent. Note to pro-jest – your quality control dept needs some serious talking to. I found a small nut and bolt rattling around in the packaging which turned out to be part of the housing for the stylus. Ten minutes of locating tools snd fiddling them back into place and it was fine, but seriously?the belt is awful, it rides to the top of the platter and sits absolutely flush with any lp. I pinged it off twice in the first hour. The on/off button needs to be used to stop the platter spinning every time you change a record – it won’t stop spinning otherwise – so why put it under the platter?i wish i’d spent a little more on a more conventional design.

Head turning ear pleasing turntable. This is a quality piece of hi fi kit, i bought it as an upgrade to the turntable that came with my original separates system (technics) and i have found it to be better in every way. The sound it delivers has to be heard, it is well made and easy to install, friends and relatives all pass positve comments on both it’s looks and sound, i purchased a separate perspex cover from a company that makes them especially for project tuntables with this particular design. The supplied cartridge is top notch and all leads are supplied.

Great turntabe, super fast delivery, minor issue with assembly. . Much as i love the turntable itself, i must say i was a little disappointed to find that the base hadn’t been screwed on probably to the motor unit/tone-arm plate which led to all my records skipping, even brand new ones. Thankfully i spotted it and screwed everything together myself and it now works perfectly so not a problem.

Great turntabe, super fast delivery, minor issue with assembly. . Much as i love the turntable itself, i must say i was a little disappointed to find that the base hadn’t been screwed on probably to the motor unit/tone-arm plate which led to all my records skipping, even brand new ones. Thankfully i spotted it and screwed everything together myself and it now works perfectly so not a problem.

Fantastic record player – very simplistic but makes records sound. Fantastic record player – very simplistic but makes records sound breath taking. The only problem here of course is that i ordered it from richer sounds in sheffield as the one i ordered via amazon turned up smashed to bits.

Very punchy sound that totally outperforms its price tag.

Really pleased with the look and quality of this record player. Really pleased with the look and quality of this record player. Drive band a little difficult to get on but once it’s on it is fine.

Great turntable for those wanting to get back into vinyl. Higher quality and thus better sound than the cheaper turntables flooding the market.

Firstly, this turntable is fairly well constructed and has a nice warm natural sound. The lack of a dust cover however, became a problem for obvious reasons. Additionally, the platter mat is made from felt material. This mat attracts lots of dust and fluff which stick to it like glue, and transfers to your records. After a while the mat becomes statically charged and clings to the vinyl record, being pulled off every time a record is removed, very annoying. I also occasionally managed to undo/knock off the rubber drive belt which is externally attached by tension to the turntable wheel. Again, quite frustrating, but not a major problem. I would spend the extra £40 and go for the project essential deck which has a dust cover, bit still comes with the felt mat. A replacement (cork) mat can be bought for approximately £20 or a leather one for £50.

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VQ Hepburn Mk II DAB & DAB : Perfect for reception in poor signal areas

Great sound but a little difficult to set up. Great sound but a little difficult to set up. The instructions could do with being a little clearer but overall looks good, feels solid and has a great sound.

Genuinely remember to, appears excellent, appears terrific.

Just as predicted this is undoubtedly a 5star products. Don’t wait to get these,they are excellent so considerably so fantastic. Satisfied all anticipations these are excellent—magical specifically what i was hoping.

Beforehand opened advertised as new. My radio arrived upcoming working day by way of amazon prime, acquired it established up etcetera. I recognized that it experienced some marks (really modest) on some of the overall body get the job done. I also seen that it was pretty wobbly when stood up 1 of the rubber feet had been missing i realised, creating it unstable. It was nowhere to be noticed in the box and the box also has some signals of wear on it. I am happy with the radio but i don’t think it need to have been mis-bought as new when it shows indications of the reverse. Pretty dissatisfied with amazon on this occasion.

Love my radio, audio is excellent, excellent benefit for funds, far improved than previous radio and substantially much more sturdy.

Exceptional audio good quality, fantastic following-sales support – but the battery pack really should be standard. Over-all, this vq hepburn mark ii hearkens back to the first roberts and hacker-design radios that we all made use of to listen to the mild programme. Ahh, nostalgia – it ain’t what it utilized to be. But critically, i bought 1 of these after listening to quite a few diverse makes in a curry’s superstore – and invested in the ‘optional’ battery pack from amazon – and why it has been docked just one star is that the battery pack ought to not be optional, but ought to be integrated with each radio. Rant over – even though there was an concern with the battery pack wiring that i have documented elsewhere and which was quickly fixed by the uk manufacturer – they truly swapped my hepburn for a bardot – which sounds even superior and will take standard ‘c’ mobile batteries – problem solved. In any case, the hepburn sounds efficiently superb, all the features are somewhat simple to function – though some reference must be designed to the guidance if you want to use the alarm function – and it pulls in stations loud and clear. The only other factor i didn’t like was the actuality that (contrary to older roberts or hacker radios), you can’t just ‘clip’ the handle on & off – which i preferred to do, so as to pack it in a protective zipped situation for travelling – we all know what occurs to suitcases in airport baggage halls, these days. Continue to, a couple of light touches with my dremel and some major-obligation velcro patches et voila, a removeable cope with.

I love this rose & bee layout radiosound top quality is great – i’m deaf in just one ear, so will need anything with wiggle area in the quantity, and this has lots of scope and is pretty crystal clear for listening to the radio or my podcasts etcset up – took about a moment in total to get every little thing up and running including pairing with my phonelooks – i love the emma bridgwater design and style. Extremely very but not to search as well twee in my belief. Fortuitously i also managed to order this radio when it was extremely briefly presented at a £40 reduction.Not positive i would be eager to aspect with £149 just for the reason that of the design and style, but assumed it was a snip for £109.

Wonderful heat tone to the seem (vintage fm) guidelines could. Got the purple 1 for my spouse and she loves it. Great warm tone to the seem (classic fm) guidelines could be printed a little larger, but thats a small nit pic.

Charming seem ,appear and high quality.

Superb quality – amazing appears to be. I gained a hepburn mk ii direct from vq as a substitute for a defective christie. Very delighted to be ready to say that the hepburn mk ii has none of the christie’s faults – it performs beautifully. The dab reception is superb, so a great deal so that i do not even will need to lengthen the aerial to even fifty percent the entire duration and i however get a whole signalwe chose the christie initially because of to the wonderful retro glimpse i feel the hepburn mk ii even manages to consider the appears to be like up a notch – it is a quite fantastic seeking radio. We selected the purple edition and feel the crimson offset versus the cream speaker grille, command panel and deal with produces a extremely putting glance without a doubt. The operation of the device is really comparable to other vq products and the controls can be mastered in a make a difference of minutes – it is really straightforward to established-up and conserve your favourite stations – you need to be all established up and good to go in much less than 10 minutes – it truly is that uncomplicated. I really like the bluetooth speaker functionality select bluetooth on the hepburn, activate bluetooth on your cellular phone, pair the two together and that’s it – any media chosen on your phone will now engage in through the hepburn with outstanding seem high-quality – it can be like owning a youtube jukebox. The bluetooth assortment is fantastic way too – i took my cell phone absent from the hepburn to the other side of the dwelling, some ten metres or so absent and there was no fall in sign at all – the link was strong in the course of. I basically can’t praise the hepburn ii enough – it is quite significantly outstanding. As for the manufacturer, vq, they definitely care about their consumers and are actually fascinated in creating guaranteed you are 100% satisfied with your acquire there are couple companies around today that strive for these kinds of a higher degree of customer fulfillment, without charging you for ‘care’ packs or extended warranties – for this explanation by itself, i can wholeheartedly advocate their merchandise as gratification is basically confirmed.

Great sound but a little difficult to set up. Great sound but a little difficult to set up. The instructions could do with being a little clearer but overall looks good, feels solid and has a great sound.

The sound is really great quality for such a pretty thing. Easy to set up on bluetooth to my ipad. Dab was quick to sort out too. The app downloaded to my phone but wouldn’t work. I couldn’t see it available for ipad. However i don’t think i will bother anymore with the app as it’s easy enough to control through bluetooth. The tuner on the right sticks very slightly at one point in its turn which is slightly annoying but apart from that i’m loving it.

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VQ Hepburn Mk II DAB & DAB : Good Quality & Sound

The hepburn mark two – product what an wonderful little bit of kit. The hepburn mark two – creamwhat an incredible bit of kitour first perception when we took the dab radio out of the box was ‘wow’, this is a very tasteful and retro looking little bit of package. We made a decision to go with the product color to match our not too long ago redecorated bedroom. We necessary to enhance our twin radio for our bed room which not only acted as an alarm for work times but also available itself as an ipod/dab radio player. Immediately after months of wanting we stumbled throughout vq whom offered so lots of sophisticated products that suited our demands. We did have a couple issues to start out with but the superb and skilled group at vq were able to just take care of all our requires and even went further than their means to make confident the solutions they gave us were being properly suited to us and our wants – really cant praise them enoughthe item itself is quick to established up and use. It plugs straight into the wall and will come with a battery slot for backup (quite effortless to put batteries in and out). The machine appeared to instantly scan and set itself up with minor energy on our half on the other hand, we determined to run a complete scan anyway (as the manual states too), the radio then seamlessly set up the time and day alone by dab which built it unbelievably handy. The controls are pretty straightforward to use and the directions guide will make for effortless examining, within just minutes we might established-up equally alarms, sync’d our ipods and changed the several equaliser settingssound excellent – its out of this earth.The top quality is exceptional, songs is crisp, crystal clear and a satisfaction to listen to by means of this minor deviceall in all we are quite pleased with this solution and the great company obtained by the vq workforce whom have produced this expertise very optimistic, we completely and utterly suggest them and their merchandise to any individual and all people.

Wonderful seem but a very little hard to established up. Great audio but a little difficult to set up. The guidelines could do with remaining a minor clearer but all round seems to be excellent, feels sound and has a great audio.

The sound is seriously wonderful high quality for this kind of a fairly matter. Easy to established up on bluetooth to my ipad. Dab was speedy to form out as well. The app downloaded to my phone but would not work. I could not see it available for ipad. On the other hand i don’t feel i will bother any longer with the application as it really is effortless adequate to regulate via bluetooth. The tuner on the appropriate sticks very a little bit at a single issue in its turn which is somewhat aggravating but apart from that i am loving it.

Great warm tone to the seem (classic fm) guidelines could. Got the red a single for my wife and she loves it. Wonderful heat tone to the sound (typical fm) guidance could be printed a small greater, but thats a slight nit pic.

Very costly but the seem is exceptional. Very high priced but the audio is outstanding. This replaces a pure radio that gave up the ghost.

Love the color, fashion, seem, quick to use controls.

Had it for almost a yr now and so happy with it. Experienced it for almost a 12 months now and so satisfied with it. Bluetooth was a bit challenging to set up but managed in the stop and now connects quickly.

This is a little powerhouse. Yes extremely incredibly pleased with it 😊😁😃.

Additional than satisfied with this item. Most effective invention ever these are superb. I am enthusiastic to have procured this incredibly happy with item and the exceptionally generous consumer support i received. What a fantastic notion it operates totally great the products is well worth the value, it appears quite stunning. I am really pleased with it, since obtained, i have been utilizing. Over-all, i am quite pleased with it.

The sound excellent is certainly exceptional, a considerable enhancement over the pure evoke radio i have. Reception is outstanding on dab & bluetooth. The android app is flakey although, i have not managed to get it controlling the radio but. The battery pack is unquestionably well worth finding. I do pass up the pause capability of my aged pure radio.

It seems excellent and is effectively manufactured. The audio is fantastic – not great but not terrible both. I assume optional £20 for a battery is a little bit steep but i might endorse it.

Really like my radio, seem is exceptional, excellent worth for income, far better than earlier radio and a great deal additional durable.

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Sony XDR-V1BTD Portable DAB/DAB – In my view great purchase.

Bought this for my parents and it is a fantastic little radio. The auto scan feature is fool-proof and the rechargeable battery means it’s brilliant for moving room to room if required and even outside on the nicer days. Used in ireland where it picks up all the available dab channels no problem. The bluetooth functionality is good too and sound is better than you’d expect from such a compact unit. Build quality is reassuringly superb.

I am very happy with the sony radio. I am very happy with the sony radio: good sound, very versatile, considering the small size, and with some important features like bluetooth, audio in and bass and treble control.

Excellent rechargable dab+bluetooth radio with stereo speakers, eq, easy presets & strong reception. I have long been an advocate of pure radios since their start for use around the house the but last one i bought was sadly not up to their former quality and had a whistling background noise constantly that made it unusable. I checked out newer radios from pure, roberts, viewquest, ruark, revo, philips and others to get a balance of features and price. The radio is for use in a bathroom environment so no point paying for revo or ruark and equivalent quality, nor do i want a cheap budget radio with poor sound. In particular the radio had to be plug-in and charge. It’s use is quick and casual so i didn’t want to have to take out rechargeable batteries. The best previous bathroom radio was the pure oasis but that broke after many years of use. Pure’s replacement oasisflow is too complex for bathroom use (and now not available). I bought a recent pure radio but the quality has gone in some of their radios now and this had a terrible whining sounding whether listening to radio or anything else. So, we were looking for a rechargable, portable radio with a built in battery to be used for a bathroom.

Well this has been a bit of a revelation. It arrived at a very opportune moment given that a previous (and rather ancient) clock radio had given up the ghost. Incredibly easy to set up, very clear sound and looks good.

This is a stylish piece of equipment with a wooden grain to the cover. It’s a nice size with an extendable antenna. However, i found that it didn’t seem to pick up some fm channels although it seemed to pick up quite a few dab channels. There is a nice sound to this unit and the functionality is very smooth. I like how you can dim the lcd display screen which would come in handy at night time if you wanted the radio on but don’t want a glaring light. I had the radio plugged in for a short while to initially power it up and it was charged in no length of time. I’ve found that this radio is quite easy to operate. I have another dab radio which has proved to be a little complex to operate at times but this was a doddle.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • In my view great purchase.
  • I am very happy with the Sony radio
  • Good! Reception could be better

A few minor annoyances and omissions but still a good portable dab radio. This is a fairly attractive looking piece (a bit larger in size than i expected) with its wood-effect top section. The display can be set to four brightness levels, including off (very helpful for anyone wanting to use it as a bedside device). The extendable antenna folds down behind. Controls are on the top (shame there is no remote, but i suppose the logic is that since it’s portable you can take it somewhere where it is always in reach), including a selection wheel for changing stations, albeit i find it slightly annoying that you have to rotate it a couple of clicks before you see the menu appear – maybe this is to stop accidental channel changing with accidental brushing, but it’s still a bit annoying. After plugging in and turning on, the auto tuning into dab stations happened very quickly. It was fully charged within a couple of hours or so. The literature seems a bit contradictory about how long the charge lasts – 25 hours in mentioned on amazon’s product page, but the enclosed instructions (a great big foldout map style document, which seems to be sony’s way of doing it these days) speak of 17 hours. Dab reception is perfectly good i find. Shame there’s no pause/rewind functionality like some dab radios, especially at this price point.

Reception could be better, but sound is perfect.

Brilliant little radio performs great sound and tone are excellent bluetooth easy to set up.

Fantastic multi-functional radio / bluetooth speaker / alarm clock for use at home or away. Bought this as a gift for my mother who enjoys having the radio on about the house. The device has barely been switched off since i bought it, and the resultant battery life is fantastic (a full charge lasts roughly 2-3 days), but it can also be used whilst charging. The device has great sound quality and volume if needed, the sound easily fills a large room. The interface is easy to use and has enlightened my mother to the pleasures of dab radio (i. A great variety of radio stations). She has also used it as a typical bluetooth speaker for playing music from her iphone. It also has an alarm function which is regularly used to wake her up to a radio station, and as a result is also doubled up as a bedside clock/radio. The screen has an adjustable brightness setting which she turns down at night so it doesn’t light the room.

Reception could be better, but sound is perfect.

Beautifully stylish and audibly impressive unit, only limited by dab reception and a few absent bells and whistles. First thing i noticed out of the box was this radio’s futuristic cuboid design, with its beautiful wood-grain upper surface. Set up is an absolute doddle; it scans all available stations and you can assign your favourites to the five pre-set buttons. All other stations are easily accessible by spinning the nicely tactile tuning dial. For such a compact unit, both dab and fm play in quite awesome, clear but room-filling sound (jazz fm on dab playing as i type this). The bluetooth connectivity is a welcome bonus and my ipad paired effortlessly. The lithium battery showed a full charge after a couple of hours plugged into the mains and should give 17 hours autonomy in dab mode. That is truly impressive compared with a previous pure dab radio i owned. They’ve even implemented a very thoughtful and welcome dimmer function for the lcd display, so you can turn the clock’s brightness right down for bedroom use.

Great i used it often great set of bands positively enchanting. Great quality and delivered on time. Nice construction excellent product.

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Sony XDR-V1BTD Portable DAB/DAB – Excellent rechargable DAB+bluetooth radio with stereo speakers, EQ, easy presets & strong reception

I am very happy with the sony radio. I am very happy with the sony radio: good sound, very versatile, considering the small size, and with some important features like bluetooth, audio in and bass and treble control.

A few minor annoyances and omissions but still a good portable dab radio. This is a fairly attractive looking piece (a bit larger in size than i expected) with its wood-effect top section. The display can be set to four brightness levels, including off (very helpful for anyone wanting to use it as a bedside device). The extendable antenna folds down behind. Controls are on the top (shame there is no remote, but i suppose the logic is that since it’s portable you can take it somewhere where it is always in reach), including a selection wheel for changing stations, albeit i find it slightly annoying that you have to rotate it a couple of clicks before you see the menu appear – maybe this is to stop accidental channel changing with accidental brushing, but it’s still a bit annoying. After plugging in and turning on, the auto tuning into dab stations happened very quickly. It was fully charged within a couple of hours or so. The literature seems a bit contradictory about how long the charge lasts – 25 hours in mentioned on amazon’s product page, but the enclosed instructions (a great big foldout map style document, which seems to be sony’s way of doing it these days) speak of 17 hours. Dab reception is perfectly good i find. Shame there’s no pause/rewind functionality like some dab radios, especially at this price point.

Great i used it often great set of bands positively enchanting. Great quality and delivered on time. Nice construction excellent product.

Beautifully stylish and audibly impressive unit, only limited by dab reception and a few absent bells and whistles. First thing i noticed out of the box was this radio’s futuristic cuboid design, with its beautiful wood-grain upper surface. Set up is an absolute doddle; it scans all available stations and you can assign your favourites to the five pre-set buttons. All other stations are easily accessible by spinning the nicely tactile tuning dial. For such a compact unit, both dab and fm play in quite awesome, clear but room-filling sound (jazz fm on dab playing as i type this). The bluetooth connectivity is a welcome bonus and my ipad paired effortlessly. The lithium battery showed a full charge after a couple of hours plugged into the mains and should give 17 hours autonomy in dab mode. That is truly impressive compared with a previous pure dab radio i owned. They’ve even implemented a very thoughtful and welcome dimmer function for the lcd display, so you can turn the clock’s brightness right down for bedroom use.

Excellent rechargable dab+bluetooth radio with stereo speakers, eq, easy presets & strong reception. I have long been an advocate of pure radios since their start for use around the house the but last one i bought was sadly not up to their former quality and had a whistling background noise constantly that made it unusable. I checked out newer radios from pure, roberts, viewquest, ruark, revo, philips and others to get a balance of features and price. The radio is for use in a bathroom environment so no point paying for revo or ruark and equivalent quality, nor do i want a cheap budget radio with poor sound. In particular the radio had to be plug-in and charge. It’s use is quick and casual so i didn’t want to have to take out rechargeable batteries. The best previous bathroom radio was the pure oasis but that broke after many years of use. Pure’s replacement oasisflow is too complex for bathroom use (and now not available). I bought a recent pure radio but the quality has gone in some of their radios now and this had a terrible whining sounding whether listening to radio or anything else. So, we were looking for a rechargable, portable radio with a built in battery to be used for a bathroom.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • In my view great purchase.
  • I am very happy with the Sony radio
  • Good! Reception could be better

Well this has been a bit of a revelation. It arrived at a very opportune moment given that a previous (and rather ancient) clock radio had given up the ghost. Incredibly easy to set up, very clear sound and looks good.

Reception could be better, but sound is perfect.

A few minor annoyances and omissions but still a good portable dab radio. This is a fairly attractive looking piece (a bit larger in size than i expected) with its wood-effect top section. The display can be set to four brightness levels, including off (very helpful for anyone wanting to use it as a bedside device). The extendable antenna folds down behind. Controls are on the top (shame there is no remote, but i suppose the logic is that since it’s portable you can take it somewhere where it is always in reach), including a selection wheel for changing stations, albeit i find it slightly annoying that you have to rotate it a couple of clicks before you see the menu appear – maybe this is to stop accidental channel changing with accidental brushing, but it’s still a bit annoying. After plugging in and turning on, the auto tuning into dab stations happened very quickly. It was fully charged within a couple of hours or so. The literature seems a bit contradictory about how long the charge lasts – 25 hours in mentioned on amazon’s product page, but the enclosed instructions (a great big foldout map style document, which seems to be sony’s way of doing it these days) speak of 17 hours. Dab reception is perfectly good i find. Shame there’s no pause/rewind functionality like some dab radios, especially at this price point.

This is a stylish piece of equipment with a wooden grain to the cover. It’s a nice size with an extendable antenna. However, i found that it didn’t seem to pick up some fm channels although it seemed to pick up quite a few dab channels. There is a nice sound to this unit and the functionality is very smooth. I like how you can dim the lcd display screen which would come in handy at night time if you wanted the radio on but don’t want a glaring light. I had the radio plugged in for a short while to initially power it up and it was charged in no length of time. I’ve found that this radio is quite easy to operate. I have another dab radio which has proved to be a little complex to operate at times but this was a doddle.

Bought this for my parents and it is a fantastic little radio. The auto scan feature is fool-proof and the rechargeable battery means it’s brilliant for moving room to room if required and even outside on the nicer days. Used in ireland where it picks up all the available dab channels no problem. The bluetooth functionality is good too and sound is better than you’d expect from such a compact unit. Build quality is reassuringly superb.

Reception could be better, but sound is perfect.

Well this has been a bit of a revelation. It arrived at a very opportune moment given that a previous (and rather ancient) clock radio had given up the ghost. Incredibly easy to set up, very clear sound and looks good.

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PRO-JECT Project Phono Box Mk2 Turntable Pre-Amplifier : my Vinyl now sounds better than my

My vinyl now sounds better than my. Using this preamp, my vinyl now sounds better than my cds.

Great value and sounds great. Great value for money phono pre amp. This has very low noise floor and is also compatible with mc cartridges. Sounds lovely through roksan xerxes/origin live/ ortofon blue.

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Correct me if i’m wrong, but this isn’t the mk2 version?. Can’t comment on the quality of the music played through this,as it was a mistake order for a turntable which didn’t end up needing a phono preamp. However, the packaging it comes in is very protective and the box itself felt very high quality. The problem however is that this is not the mk2. The mk2 phono preamp (to my knowledge) has the logo/emblem at the bottom left of the box, not centred. Also i’ve seen the phono box ii to have usb?. Please correct me if i’m wrong and i’ll take this section out of the review.

Bought a turntable off ebay only to discover my amplifier didn’t have a phono input. I know, i didn’t think it throughrescue by this pro-ject phono amp though and now happily making my way through a box of records i got for free. On the good condition records, the sound is superb. I don’t think anything will rescue those records that weren’t so well looked after, but this phono amp lessens the blow of even that. A simple bit of kit that sits discreetly in the corner and performs magnificently.

Project Phono Box Mk2 Turntable Pre-Amplifier (Black) : Great improvement in sound quality since purchasing this, plus its nice and compact so easy to hide away.

The item arrived promptly in apparently perfect condition but as it is part of a birthday present i haven’t installed it yet so cannot comment upon its ease of installation/ sound production etc.

Matched this with my project turntable through the cd input on my pioneer av and all my old vinyl came back to life as good as i have ever heard it. Easy to set up, small enough to hide away. Highly recommend this product.

Decided to buy this to compliment my sony ps-hx500 turntable, the sony has a built in phono stage and lets you switch between the internal or out to your own,the sony is an expensive unit and sounds pretty decent. Audiophiles have complained that for the price of sonys turntable the sony’s built in stage is not good enough for the price,so i got this after reading good things about it,and yes what a difference decided to connect it all up to my recording studio and record the same part of a record using the internal stage and this one to do an a/b test. The project phono box mk2 was notably more dynamic, bass and low mids were less muddy and more defined and separated, overall ritcherthere was also some better high end clarity. Waveform analysis showed the track was more dynamic,it had less self noise and a louder signal overall. Playing back the sony internal stage was quite shocking to hear, notably flatter, les warmth whilst also being slightly muddy too,overall i’d say( i mean its all relative to what you had before,) but this box improved the sound in a way that really noticeable doing an a/b test.

I bought this in the hope that it would remove the hum and buzz i was getting from my integrated amp. To my pleasant suprise it has removed it completely. I am also suprised to find that the sound i am getting through this compared to my integrated is also much smoother with more clarity and detail being drawn through.

A great little device, very easy to set up, takes up very little space and its weight keeps it in place. So far the sound is great fed through my av, keeping one amplifier for all thus saving space and keeping the wife happy.

Works well, bought to use a record player.

I have no comparison to other products. I chose this because it has a connector for the ‘ground’ cable and settings for the different phono systems. The sound i get from it seems very pleasing to me.

It sends a very warm loud signal to my amp and i think this is probably the best my vinyl collection has ever sounded. I’ve got a technics 1210 i wanted to connect to my onkyo home stereo amp and this did the trick perfectly. It sends a very warm loud signal to my amp and i think this is probably the best my vinyl collection has ever sounded. Very small and discrete unit.

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