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A simple, British-designed radio that's equipped with DAB, DAB+ and FM, built-in rechargeable battery and that has two alarms, a snooze feature and headphone socket for use as a bedside digital radio.

Where to buy

The Moreaudio Desire portable DAB is available from Amazon.

Moreaudio Desire cheap DAB portable radio review - worth a look?
Monday, 27th February 2017

Last year saw the launch of three new stations broadcasting in DAB+, alongside a fourth, Union Jack. With the emphasis on futureproofing, the Moreaudio Desire is equipped to receive both flavours of DAB digital radio, letting you listen to stations broadcasting in the newer DAB+ standard, as well as those on 'standard' DAB.

Neat and compact, measuring 154mm wide x 48mm deep x 94mm high, the Moreaudio Desire is ready to receive DAB digital radio stations, such as BBC Radio 6 music, talkSPORT and Absolute Radio, alongside DAB+ brands Magic Chilled, Jazz FM, Fun Kids and Union Jack.

Whilst the Desire is not going to win any awards for its sonic abilities (the single speaker and small case puts pay to that), the Desire is at least portable, thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery. The digital amplifier has been set to offer a reasonable performance on both speech and music stations, given the unit's size. You're not going to need to fork out for an add-on battery - you can just charge the Moreaudio Desire and go, for up to 18 hours' use before a recharge becomes necessary, assuming normal volume levels and that you've set the display brightness to a lower setting.

You can use the stereo headphone socket to connect it to your hi-fi system or a bigger, quality powered speaker, for a better, more authoritative sound.

The British-designed Moreaudio Desire is equipped with two alarms and a snooze function, making it an ideal cheap bedside radio alongside that dimmable display. The station list is scrolled through by pressing up and down buttons on the front of the unit, with a volume dial on the side of the radio. You can add stations to the radio's memory for quicker recall using the preset button in combination with the up and down buttons.
Moreaudio Desire DAB digital radio
Moreaudio Desire review - futureproofed DAB/DAB+/FM portable, battery or mains radio at under £45

The Moreaudio Desire is available to buy online now at under £45 in charcoal black, lime green and mid blue finishes.

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