[BCAB] Accessible Pocket DAB Radios

Darran Ross darran.ross at dsl.pipex.com
Wed Feb 26 16:36:27 GMT 2014


David, could you please let me know where you found the pure helpline 
number? #

I've had a look on their site, and a Google for customer support phone 
numbers, but have failed on both accounts!

Darran
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
To: "'BCAB Discussion List'" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Accessible Pocket DAB Radios


I have just got off the phone from Pure.

It appears that the newer Move 2500 replacement for  the PocketDabb is at
least as accessible.

Basically  from memory he said the following
1. Plug the radio into the charger after inserting the battery.
2. Put in the headphone/ necessary as this is a personal unit and headphones
double as antenna.
3. Turn on the radio and leave for 10 minutes and when you come back it
should have automatically auto tuned all the available DAB stations.
4.  Press the station button and you can then Click the central wheel around
to cycle through all the available stations.
5. You can then set up 10 favourites for each click of the wheel.  When you
want to  make a favourite , hold the central button down in the wheel then
click to a number with the wheel and then hold the favourites button on the
right side of the unit down for a few seconds.
5. To return to a favourite station just press the favourite button and
click the wheel the number of required clicks and press in.
6. If you want to return to normal station browsing you press the station
button on the left side of the unit.
7. By default without station or Favourite button the central wheel is
volume. I think there are ways of adjusting bass and treble as well.
I think it is a similar setup for when it is in FM.
In short then it is no more necessary to see the display as it was with the
PocketDabb 1500.
Obviously the above may not be 100% accurate as I have put it down from
memory.

However He said that if I or presumably any other blind person rang 0845
1489001 and asked for support they would talk me through setting up the
device. I am not sure if that is for people buying direct from them only.


David Griffith


-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Griffith
Sent: 11 February 2014 09:57
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Accessible Pocket DAB Radios


I initially thought this too but according to the Amazon customer Reviews
the Move 2500 is smaller than the PocketDabb 1500 so will easily fit in a
pocket and is the successor to the PocketDabb.
The rare negative response I saw was that somebody thought that as the
battery was consequentially physically smaller than the 1500 it did not last
as long.

This was contradicted by another user who said he had left it on
accidentally all night but had still got a full day's use out of it.

David Griffith
-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Macrae
Sent: 11 February 2014 08:32
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Accessible Pocket DAB Radios

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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