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PURE Digital Tempus-1S DAB Clock Radio Review

PURE Tempus 1S

Rating: ★★★½☆

The Tempus-1 may not be the first bedside DAB radio, but it’s definitely the best.

shares many of the most impressive features of its Evoke siblings, including one-touch
auto-tune and digital optical outputs. There’s also a USB port, enabling you to connect
it to a PC for downloading upgrades.

The mono speaker delivers decent enough sound quality, and the reception is excellent,
as long as you don’t live in a DAB-coverage black spot. There’s an alarm mode to wake you
up in the morning, and the cool SnoozeHandle feature means that instead of blearily
fumbling for a snooze button when you fancy a few more minutes in bed, you can just touch
the handle.


  • Good connectivity
  • SnoozeHandle feature
  • Looks great


  • Mains only


It’s more expensive than an FM bedside clock radio, but if you want
interference-free tunes to rouse you from your slumber, it’s well worth

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