Wed, 29 Oct 2008 PURE Evoke Flow review
Combining DAB, FM and internet radio in one box…
The PURE Digital Evoke Flow combines a DAB and FM radio with WiFi and streaming technology, freeing you from the PC if you want to enjoy internet radio.
It looks great, with its glossy black finish, chrome trimmings, and touch-sensitive buttons on the digital OLED display. It’s also packed with features.
Once we’d plugged the PURE Evoke Flow into the mains power (it can also be used as a portable radio if you buy the optional ChargePAK rechargeable battery) we were able to select DAB or FM radio stations. Using the dials and the touch-sensitive buttons on the display, we were able to automatically or manually choose our desired station as well as save up to 30 stations as presets, and make use of the alarm and sleep timer functions offered by the radio. We especially loved the fact that we could ‘snooze’ the alarm by simply grabbing hold of the handle.
We tested the Evoke Flow in an urban part of Kent and had no problems locating over 50 DAB radio stations within minutes. We were also impressed with the volume achieved by the 3in speaker when we cranked the device up.
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Thu, 30 Oct 2008Reviewed by: NickR
Duration of ownership: 3 days
Strengths: Beautifully built - it feels as if it's cast from solid; we'll see how well it stands up to life in the kitchen. Podcasts and Listen Agains are well handled.
Weaknesses: Slow response to some of the keys, particularly the Back Arrow key. The Lounge website is poorly structured. Smooth (un-knurled) rotary knobs.
Overall Evaluation: You apparently downloaded Flowserver - but when I tried, I got the Twonky Media Server, which didn't work. Then again, you say you tested on a PC - as opposed to a Mac, do you mean? If so, why? And you don't mention that the Evoke Flow doesn't work with iTunes. For anyone wanting to stream from a Mac, this product doesn't seem to deliver, yet MacWorld loves it. What have I missed?