VQ Christie DAB & DAB – I love this radio

Awesome kit better than roberts radios any day. Bought this as a birthday present for my non-techy partner. She switched it on, it sorted out radio stations date and time itself and she had it streaming through bluetooth a couple of minutes later. It looks fabulous, very retro and i suspect we won’t be buying roberts radios any more having found this. Colour choices are very cool, 10w bass sounds really top quality. Enamel finish just adds to the retro chic.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

I love this radio, it looks good and does exactly what i wanted, i can take it outside to garden as i bought the battery and strap which i’m also really pleased with. It is a really great colour too.

This is such a cool radio with nfc. This is such a cool radio with nfc. The sound is crystal clear and the design is stunning. The best feature is the dial which moves portrait or landscape – i’ve ever seen any other radio like this, i would have expected this to cost a lot more than it sells for.The fact is comes in so many different colours is just perfect to match to any household.

Ashame that it loses an hour every now and then, for some bizarre unknown reason?. Which is very frustrating if you want to be on time for work in the mornings.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use.
  • Amazing in a small package
  • I love this radio

Ashame that it loses an hour every now and then, for some bizarre unknown reason?. Which is very frustrating if you want to be on time for work in the mornings.

I love this radio, good sound quality and bluetooth connectivity. I like that the display rotates according to which way up you place it. The best dab/bluetooth radio on the market at this price.

Love this dab radio, it is very clear and and looks good.

Good reception, bluetooth link is great and acts as a convenient charging station too. Really stylish and solidly built.

Really good sound night light very unobtrusive but time can be. Really good soundnight light very unobtrusive but time can be seen without having to make brighter.

Excellent radio good quality, looks a little bit retro and excellent functions and sound settings would defo recommend.

Good looking and works well. This is a good looking, retro styled dab radio/bluetooth speaker. The first thing you do is plug it in and it will start scanning for digital signals. It is probably a good idea to have the aerial extended at this moment to ensure you get as many stations as are available. The next thing you probably want to do is to connect it up to your phone. Select the bluetooth mode using the buttons on the front, and then simply plonk your phone on top of the radio (there is a sticker to show where) and it will connect as long as your phone has nfc. Otherwise you will have to go into bluetooth settings on your phone and do it manually. The radio seemed to pick up stations quite well, and it connected to my phone really easily. The quality of the sound is pretty good as well as it has a a reasonably powerful speaker (about 10w apparently) and this is plenty for a kitchen or single room environment. The only slightly disappointing thing is the lack of a built in battery, but you can buy that and a case separately.

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  1. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Mustard

    I have bought three different designs from vq. Their service is excellent and great to buy a quality british product.
  2. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Mustard

    I have bought three different designs from vq. Their service is excellent and great to buy a quality british product.
  3. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Mustard

    I wanted a dab radio for ages. I finally took the plunge with the vq christie and it is perfect. It looks beautiful and sounds lovely. You can connect it via blue tooth to you phone or ipad and use it like a speaker too. I nearly bought a more expensive dab radio without this function, i would have been missing out. The only thing negative i could say about this is i had to buy a separate rechargeable battery and the battery itself does not look as well made as the radio. But nothing wrong with this lovely radio.
    1. I wanted a dab radio for ages. I finally took the plunge with the vq christie and it is perfect. It looks beautiful and sounds lovely. You can connect it via blue tooth to you phone or ipad and use it like a speaker too. I nearly bought a more expensive dab radio without this function, i would have been missing out. The only thing negative i could say about this is i had to buy a separate rechargeable battery and the battery itself does not look as well made as the radio. But nothing wrong with this lovely radio.
      1. Easy to use and set up and great sound quality. However, the lowest possible volume setting on it is so ridiculously loud i had to return it for a refund. If you like your music loud then this is for you but if you prefer something quieter first thing in the morning then i’m very sorry to say you’ll have to look elsewhere. Really disappointing because otherwise this is an excellent radio and bluetooth speaker.
  4. Easy to use and set up and great sound quality. However, the lowest possible volume setting on it is so ridiculously loud i had to return it for a refund. If you like your music loud then this is for you but if you prefer something quieter first thing in the morning then i’m very sorry to say you’ll have to look elsewhere. Really disappointing because otherwise this is an excellent radio and bluetooth speaker.
    1. The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.
  5. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Mustard

    The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.
    1. As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in. This was bought to keep me sane whilst lodging with the in-laws whilst waiting for a house sale to go through. Also bought the battery pack and strap. As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in recent years and how something relatively small can produce such rounded sound. I would recommend getting the battery pack. It’s a tad expensive, but the freedom to just unplug it and take it elsewhere in the house, or outside on a sunny day, or on a picnic (as we did) is worth it.
  6. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Mustard

    As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in. This was bought to keep me sane whilst lodging with the in-laws whilst waiting for a house sale to go through. Also bought the battery pack and strap. As expected for a digital radio the sound is great. It’s amazing how speaker technology had improved in recent years and how something relatively small can produce such rounded sound. I would recommend getting the battery pack. It’s a tad expensive, but the freedom to just unplug it and take it elsewhere in the house, or outside on a sunny day, or on a picnic (as we did) is worth it.