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Pure Move 2520

Price at time of review £80

The Pure Move 2520 looks identical to the Move 2500 we reviewed on the 2013 Guide. The styling is reminiscent of early Apple iPods with a large rotary jog-wheel and rounded metal rear case.

The radio feels solid and well built, but we weren’t huge fans of the jog wheel control which, although intuitive in use, feels very sensitive and you have to be precise in how you control it. This control gives access to the menu system as well as tuning and volume controls. The only other switch on the radio is a key lock to prevent you inadvertently knocking the controls when using in a pocket.

Above the jog wheel is a small backlit LCD display. There’s good contrast and information is clear, but some of the display text is small.

We would have preferred to see the headphone socket positioned on the radio’s top or side – rather than on the bottom. This would makes it easier to position the radio when its resting on its base.

The Move 2520 runs from a ChargePAK rechargeable battery which gives around 15 hours of listening per charge. Charging can be via a supplied mains adapter, or using an optional USB cable.

Reception relies on the earphone lead being extended; it works well. FM reception was surprisingly good. Once you’ve found some stations you can save up to 10 DAB and 10 FM favourites and access these using the jog control.

Sound quality is good via the provided set of noise isolating earphones and there are separate controls for bass and treble. There’s no loudspeaker.

A useful personal DAB/FM radio with good features and reception.

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