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# 214326 7-May-2017 05:34
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Does anybody have one of these radios and can tell me if it works well?

View Quest retro mini DAB radio

I need a (regular) battery operated radio for emergencies and for the kitchen to use plugged in and would prefer one with Bluetooth because podcasts. It's a hard combination to find. This one only has fm, not am but it does have Bluetooth.

Is dicksmith an ok place to buy from?

My other option is just go old school and get straight am/fm with this Panasonic RF2400 but having Bluetooth would make a kitchen radio far more versatile.


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Also we don't have DAB radio here..





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  # 1777158 7-May-2017 14:37
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old3eyes:

 

Also we don't have DAB radio here..

 

 

We've had DAB in Auckland and Wellington for about 10 years now since Kordia started a trial. Wellington is still transmitting with the same audio channels as Freeview, but I'm not sure of the current state of the Auckland transmitter.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1777165 7-May-2017 14:48
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I'm not sure there is an fm radio with bluetooth (that also can be plain old battery powered) that isn't DAB. Maybe I should just go old school am/fm.


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  # 1777204 7-May-2017 16:17
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Seems expensive. I got a FM/DAB radio without bluetooth for $30 from kmart a few months back. Auckland DAB only has george and worthless crap on it, and the signal is pretty lousy so not worth bothering with.





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Ya, I'm not worried about the DAB, can't get receive here anyway. Never thought of kmart, I'll have a look!


 
 
 
 




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  # 1777303 7-May-2017 18:47
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How about one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Soundance-Bluetooth-Speakers-Display-SDY019/dp/B00LTG0NBU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1494138450&sr=8-3&keywords=fm+radio+bluetooth

 

Around $45USD inc shipping to NZ

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm trying to avoid re-chargeable type batteries. I want to be able to have a couple packs of regular ones around for if they're needed.


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  # 1777339 7-May-2017 19:33
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The Kmart one takes 4 aa cells. UI is a bit fiddly but it works ok




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  # 1777421 7-May-2017 21:50
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Kmart have a few models now. I was there last night. I didn't know DAB was available so I was curious as to why they were selling them. One model looked rather nice and was $40 (mains powered)

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