[BCAB] Accessible Pocket DAB Radios

Ian Macrae ian.macrae at disabilitynow.org.uk
Tue Feb 11 08:31:33 GMT 2014


However, the Move 2500 is an updated version of the Move so not really a pocket radio.  The 1500 personal has no exterior speaker and easily fits in a pocket.  
On 10 Feb 2014, at 23:12, Darran Ross wrote:

> David, I understand that the update to the 1500 was the Move 2500, although 
> this itself came out  around the summer of 2011. So by now there may well be 
> an update to the update!
> 
> And a quick look on Amazon tells me that the Move 2500 is coming in about 
> the £70 mark.
> 
> Darran
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
> To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 10:04 AM
> Subject: [BCAB] Accessible Pocket DAB Radios
> 
> 
>> Given the discussion on list about radios I wonder  what the options are 
>> now
>> for Pocket Dab devices. For years I have been a repeated user of the Pure
>> 1500 PocketDabb radio.
>> This has provided sterling use but as I have been using these for about 9
>> years at least they must be long in the tooth now.
>> 
>> I also have a portable Move  radio from Pure but those who have one will
>> know that they are too big for pocket use and impractical to  carry around 
>> .
>> My present PocketDav is functional for me, but the display has gone which
>> makes it impossible to get sighted assistance for any tricky to find
>> station.
>> 
>> I also had a cheap tiny accessible Tesco unit which I wore on a lanyard 
>> some
>> years ago which outperformed the Pure massively in terms of reception, but
>> cost a fortune as it ate up batteries at a fearsome rate.  I donated it to
>> my sister who is more patient at battery recharging than me. It did prove
>> that radios had advanced in reception capabilities since I bought the Pure
>> though.
>> Unfortunately I think this cheap Tesco radio is discontinued now.
>> 
>> As a last resort I can source another old 1500 PocketDav but wonder if 
>> there
>> are more up to date options.
>> 
>> David Griffith
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Regards
>> 
>> David Griffith
>> 
>> 
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