Pure’s Evoke-3, which costs about GBP 200, allows listeners to pause and rewind live DAB digital radio for up to 30 minutes and record multiple tracks or complete radio programmes to a memory card.
The Evoke-3 is also compatible with electronic programme guide (EPG) broadcasts which enable users to browse seven days of programmes on a single station or all programmes on a particular day, see a detailed description of each programme, and select it for scheduled listening or recording to the memory card.
The Evoke-2 is a Which? Best Buy – see this month’s Which? for our latest tests. Our researchers found it was one of the best-sounding digital radios around. The sound quality is good for all types of music and speech. We’ll be testing the Evoke-3 in depth soon.
Expecting great things
Andrew Neeson, Which? digital radio specialist, said: ‘Our Best Buy Pure Evoke-2 is an excellent radio so we’re expecting great things from the Evoke-3. Its combination of features is impressive.
‘However, the jury is still out on EPGs. We’ve tested two previous radios with EPGs including Pure’s own The Bug table-top radio but found both models suffered from teething troubles.’
Pure Digital’s Director of Product Marketing Colin Crawford, said: ‘Evoke-3 is equipped with everything listeners require to get the best out of the ever-increasing range of content now available on the radio.
‘The provision of the electronic programme guide brings true convenience to the listener, making it easy to find the programmes you want to listen to and even record them to hear at a more convenient time.’