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If you want a subtle variation on a DAB award-winner, the R1 Pastel Blue Limited Edition looks right at home.

Our rating

four stars out of five

The colour may not be to everyone's taste, but there's little doubting the quality of the R1's sound and looks.

Where to buy

You can buy the R1 in Pastel Blue at around £179.

You can buy the Ruark R1 from Amazon in a walnut real wood finish. They also have it in a black or white finish. There's also a limited edition red version.You can also buy the radio from John Lewis in the walnut finish. They also have it in a black or white finish.
You can also get the BackPack battery and CarryPack at JL.

Ruark R1 matches your fresh lick of paint

Pastel colours are - apparently - the colour to have on your walls this year, so grab your paintbrush and daub out your shocking pink feature wall. Ruark have cottoned on to this trend, as (following on from limited edition red and yellow variations of previous years) their award-winning R1 DAB and FM radio will soon be available in pastel blue.

We've looked at the R1 before within these pages and have nothing but praise for its styling and sound, so it's little wonder this blue version is equally well received. It's a grower - the backlit blue display does go well with the case when you power it up and - for those looking for something a bit different than a white or black version, the R1 certainly fits the bill.

It's available from May 2013 from retailers listed to the left at £179.
Ruark R1 DAB and FM radio in pastel blue
Ruark R1 connections
Ruark R1 display
Rear panel of R1
R1 rotodial
R1 top view