VQ Christie DAB & DAB : This is such a cool radio with NFC

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.

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.

Really love this radio and the sound quality is really good.

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.

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

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.

Great radio, funky retro look. Immediately once you get this out of the box it looks lovely. It has a nice retro look and the shade of red with the one i got is very nice. Its easy to set up and you can have it out of the box, plugged in and blasting out your favourite dab stations in minutes. The buttons are fairly easy to work out and there are instructions included to follow if you’re having any problems. The sound is very good from such a small box and is certainly comparable to other digital radio’s i’ve had. There’s alarm features to set, and a handy flip dial that works whether you stand it upright or on its side. It also has bluetooth capabilities so you can stream your collection from other bluetooth enabled music devices. The one drawback is that the battery pack does not come with this item, but as a separate add on (with separate cost, of course). But having been impressed with the unit i will certainly look at adding that to this set.

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.

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

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.

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.

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

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¡.

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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 – Emerald Green

    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 – Emerald Green

    I have bought three different designs from vq. Their service is excellent and great to buy a quality british product.
    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. 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 – Emerald Green

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

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

    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.
    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.