DAB plus unofficial logo


Where to buy


You can get the Pure Elan E3 Colour Screen DAB radio from Argos online (item 549/4233 - red colour, 557/5585 - dove grey, 572/6750 blue) for £49.95.





Pure launches sub £50 budget colour screen DAB/DAB+ digital radio

Pure's latest Elan E3 DAB+ equipped digital radio is designed to sit on kitchen counter, with a slight tilt to the receiver so that you can easily peek at its colour screen and select digital radio functions and presets without any hassle. It is 'digital tick' approved, with a three-year warranty, so UK listeners can take comfort that it will be compatible for many years to come.

Designed and engineered in the UK, the Elan E3's big selling point - apart from that bright, cool 2.8 inch TFT colour display - is that it takes AA batteries (4 of them) and measures in at a handleable 11.5 centimetres by 20 by (just over) 5 centimetres deep - great for taking out and about to the park or the shed.
Pure Elan E3 DAB digital radio available in red blue and grey colours

It's also packed with dual alarms, so you can use it as an alarm clock radio, with each alarm set for weekday, weekend or daily wake-up calls. Worried about keeping your loved ones awake while you listen? Don't be - the Pure Elan E3 has a stereo headphone socket, and you can also use it to play music from an mp3 device, using a standard 3.5mm audio cable connection. There's also a kitchen timer for when recipes demand accurate timings.

Extra tweaks can be made to the Elan E3's bass and treble output through the menus, with six pre-set equaliser settings to try out to match your musical or speech mood, played out through a full-range 3 inch speaker.

Up to twenty-four presets can be set on the Elan E3 using a combination of 4 direct-access keys, with additional keypresses to select other memory presets. There's a combination volume/station scroll dial to keep the button count down.

Digital radio slides are displayed in full colour, so users can view song or artists' artwork, pictures of the presenter, phone-in and competition details, the weather and much more - all on a 2.8 inch colour display. This feature is becoming more common on DAB digital radio.

With sport in Rio fast approaching, Pure clearly don't want digital radio listeners to miss out on the colourful events happening overseas. To match the upbeat mood, the Elan E3 can be bought in three different colours - red, blue or (ahem...) grey. Happily, too, the Elan E3 is compatible with all digital radio broadcasts in the UK (being both DAB and DAB+ compatible) and abroad, for example, in Australia, where the DAB+ system is used throughout the country.
Screen on Pure Elan E3

The Elan E3 can of course receive BBC Radio Five Live and Five Live Sports Extra, which will both be broadcasting extensive coverage of the Rio sporting games - handy if you can't always be at the TV.

In the UK there is a growing selection of DAB+ radio stations. DAB+ is a more efficient way of broadcasting than regular DAB. Magic Chilled, Jazz FM and Fun Kids radio all use the DAB+ standard to broadcast in stereo on the UK's second commercial radio multiplex - check out our radio station listings to see a list of national and local stations broadcasting in your area.

Recognising that not all local stations are available on digital radio, the Elan E3 also includes an FM tuner, with RDS station naming and RadioTEXT making use of the screen real estate on the FM waveband.
Buttons on the Elan E3

Mains or battery powered (there's a power adaptor included in the box), the Elan E3 sets the tone for a more exciting, immersive listen, with extra information shown on the radio's colour screen, conveniently angled upwards, towards the user.

Like all Pure radios, the Elan E3 comes with a three-year warranty and is suitably future-proofed to grab all DAB and DAB+ radio stations both in the UK, on the continent and 'down under' in Australia.

The Pure Elan E3 is available from Argos online (item 549/4233 - red colour, 557/5585 - dove grey, 572/6750 blue) for £49.95.

Also, check the left-hand column to find out where to get one.
Pure Elan E3 rear

Also consider:
Revo PiXiS DAB/DAB+ internet radio connected receiver
Roberts Play10 DAB/DAB+ radio
Roberts Play DAB/DAB+ radio with colourful bumpers

spacer


news index | home