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You can get the Pure Pop Maxi from John Lewis at around £100 or from Amazon.The smaller Pop Mini is available from John Lewis at around £60, Amazon or Currys.

Pure Pop Maxi paints the bigger picture of DAB, DAB+, FM and music stored on your smartphone

Pure's latest Pop Maxi DAB radio goes for a clean, stylish look with a crisp, white band housing the radio's controls above contrasting coloured display and speaker sections. Bluetooth A2DP functionality is provided as standard, letting you hook up your smartphone for music playback through the Maxi's speaker system.

Sporting a large, rotary volume control on top, with five direct access keys to access favourite stations (no hunting through the menus here), the Pop Maxi also features station selection keys, menu and source controls on top. A clear, bright, dimmable display shows the time, station name and scrolling text information. It's worth pointing out that, as well as a five-stage manual dimmer, the Pop Maxi automatically adjusts its display brightness according to light levels within the room. You can also turn the backlight on and off, and adjust how long it's on for, in both powered-up and standby modes.

The Pop Maxi packs a 4.3 Watt punch from each of its two 3-inch speaker drivers, which are concealed behind the colour-coated grille. Bass and treble controls can be accessed through the menu, if you want to tweak the Maxi's sound. There's a handy headphone socket and 3.5mm input socket, for MP3 players and other audio devices. The Pop Maxi gets a big thumbs up in functionality stakes, with its dual alarms (which can be set to any combination of weekday, weekend or daily settings) and a useful kitchen timer. The preset buttons on top double-up as a snooze function - just press any one to silence the radio for a period of time (which can be set through the menu).

Many Pure radios have required the purchase of a custom-size rechargeable battery in order to make them truly portable. Happily, though, the Pop Maxi will take standard AA batteries - even rechargeables, which is a sensible move. There's still the option of purchasing a high-capacity battery if you so wish.

The Pop Maxi, like its smaller sister the Pop Mini, offers an attractive array of features in a radio that can be taken out and about.

Check the left-hand column to find out where to get one, for around £100 for the Maxi and £60-70 for the Mini.

Pure Pop Maxi DAB radio
Pure Pop Maxi kitchen shot

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