Pure has whipped out a new internet connected radio with an iPod and iPhone dock at CES this year. It’s called Contour, and it’s a big black half moon covered in speaker mesh, with a pop-out dock.
The Pure radio web portal, The Lounge, is getting a major overhaul. It will include rebranding of The Lounge, plus the addition of social networking functions like Facebook and Twitter. Search functions will also be improved, and there’ll also be better integration of the Pure cloud based MP3 download service Flow Songs. This is good news to our ears, as The Lounge, and Flowsongs could be much improved with a decent overhaul and the addition of some spangly new features. There’s no date for when The Lounge 2 will go live, but we’re expecting it in the next few months, so keep your ears peeled for more news.
Pure has launched the Twilight radio. It’s a bit like a Philips Wake Up light, but with a toybox worth of bells and whistles. This is one for the kids, on top of being a wake-up gadget for grown-ups too.
This week at Electricpig we’re continuing the digital march against Wi-Fi NotSpots, after our tests found that 40% of The Cloud hotspots and 33 per cent of BT Openzone hotspots didn’t work or were unresponsive. Read the full report here, and do something about your discontent by joining our Facebook campaign.
Pure has announced a special edition of its Evoke Mio radio, designed by Orla Keily. It’s an FM and DAB radio, and internally is exactly the same as the original Pure Evoke Mio, with an alarm, kitchen timer, 30 presets and an input to plug in your iPod. The Pure Evoke Mio Orla Keily will be available exclusively in John Lewis from November, and other retailers will be getting theirs in March next year, after the Christmas rush.
Out November 2010 | £150 | John Lewis
Flow Songs, the new service that lets you download songs direct from your radio, will be launching on Monday. It’s a service which brings together radio broadcast and digital music sales, in theory into a neat, functional service. We took a closer look, and weighed up some of the major pros and cons of Flow Songs, to ask you whether you’d use it…
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