VQ Christie DAB & DAB : love love love !!!

Lovely radio and great quality. Researched a few opinions but after reading all the reviews decided to go with this one. Really pleased i did and super fast delivery too.

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.

VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Purple

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  • DAB, DAB+ & FM RADIO – Enjoy full access to any of your favourite BBC & commercial radio stations with comprehensive Digital and Analogue Radio, with 30 presets on DAB/DAB+ and FM.
  • BLUETOOTH STREAMING – Listen to any music, podcasts or audiobooks from your Phone, Tablet or other Smart Devices simply and wirelessly with easy-pairing Bluetooth/NFC functionality.
  • ENHANCED CABLE CONNECTIONS – In addition to a headphone socket and traditional 3.5mm aux-in / line-in, a handy USB port enables you to charge a phone or tablet directly from the radio.
  • PREMIUM BRITISH SPEAKER ENGINEERING – Ultra-wide full range 10 watt speaker featuring British design & engineering for premium sound quality with innovative digital sound processing software.
  • APPROVED PRODUCT – This radio features the Digital Tick approved quality standard and offers a three year manufacturer’s warranty for your complete peace of mind now and in the future.

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¡.

Looks great and sounds great, so many different ways to use this.

Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Purple : Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

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.

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.

Bug with this product – read before buying. Read this, this is a lovely designed product and i like it, but when i received it the default setting for the date is american. So as per the instructions i tried to change it and it changed it whilst in the menu, but as soon as you leave the menu it goes straight back to american format on the display screen. I must have tried to change it 20 times as i thought maybe im doing something wrong. In the end i decided to ring the support number in the instruction booklet, and the customer service person then explained that its a known bug and all existing stock on the market has the bug. I said well customers should be told of this fault before selling the product or withdraw it, but he just said it does affect the operation and that was pretty much the end of the conversation, no offer of refund, exchange or compensation. Its the same as volkswagon, sell a defective product and treat us as idiots. Ok format of the date is not the end of the world, but if something doesn’t work as described tell beforehand and reduce the price so i have the choice. Anyway i contacted amazon, explained the situation and as always they were brilliant. They offered me a refund or exchange.

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use. . It’s easy to set up, pretty to look at, funky and well made. The sound is good, nice depth and clarity, powerful enough on just 3 bars to hear from the room next to the one it’s in but goes qiet enough too when needed so i’m not sure what the lady who complaned about the low setting not being low enough was on about. I have not managed to get a good fm signal out of it yet but my old radio was a bit dodgy in our area too. Still got to have a really good play with it and try the bluetooth and plug in my phone but so far so good. I bought this with my birthday cash from family, not sure i would have spent this much otherwise but having used it i feel it’s worth the cost.

Great sound, looks good very happy :-).

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.

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

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

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

    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. 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.
      1. 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.
  5. Excellent radio good quality, looks a little bit retro and excellent functions and sound settings would defo recommend.
  6. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Purple

    Excellent radio good quality, looks a little bit retro and excellent functions and sound settings would defo recommend.
    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.
      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.
  7. 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.
  8. This review is from : VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Purple

    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.