Handheld DAB Digital Radios
This page provides information on the range of handheld DAB digital radios available in the UK.
To discuss DAB, to comment on a receiver, or to see comments on the various DAB receivers on the market, see our DAB discussion forum.
The following types of DAB radios are available:
- Portable DAB radios
- Handheld DAB radios
- Hi-Fi separates & Micro systems
- Mobile phones with DAB
- PC DAB receivers
- In-car DAB radios
|We recommend: The Pure One DAB Radio.|
Handheld DAB receivers
The most convenient way to get DAB – a handheld battery-powered receiver. Note that DAB signals aren’t as strong as standard FM signals, which is why many have telescopic aerials. Don’t expect the signal when on the move to be as good as a decent FM walkman…
Details: DAB and FM digital tuners, 4 line graphic display with blue colour backlight. Requires 2 x AA batteries
Available for £89.99 from Argos
Details: Lightweight portable DAB unit with both FM and DAB. 10 memory presets, 2 line display. Receives both Band 111 and L Band. Battery life at least 10 hours.
Grade B version available for £57.99 from Maplin (Cat no: L37AT)
|Bush PSDAB2004 |
Details: Handheld personal DAB radio with a rubberised finish. 4-way joystick navigation, automatically compiles list of favourite stations, 10 preset memories, station hold and a backlit display. Supplied with stereo earphones
Last seen at Argos
Details: Ten station preset and a large LCD display. Battery powered (18 hours battery life).
Last seen for £69.99 at Dixons
|Grundig GRD300 DAB|
Details: Portable DAB unit from Grundig. LCD display and 6 preset station memories. Became available in October 2003
Last seen for £64.99 from Dixons
|iAudio D2 with DAB Digital Radio |
Details: Feature-packed little gadget. Available with either 4 gig, 8gig or 16gig of onboard memory. Supports various video and audio playback formats. Has an onboard DAB and FM radio. Can be connected to your telly, and has a crisp, clear touchscreen. See our review of the iAudio
Available from AdvancedMP3players
|Ministry of Sound MOSDR011 |
Details: Handheld portable DAB receiver. Rechargeable battery pack, four-way joystick, 10 preset memories, M bass system, station hold, clock, blue backlight display showing scrolling station information, integrated antenna, stereo headphones and carrying case. Became available in Feb 2003.
Available for £129.99 from Argos
|oono MiniDAB 2Plus2 MP3 Player|
This is a small (10cm tall) and powerful DAB radio, that also has FM radio, MP3 playback, and recording capabilities.
This little unit runs from a rechargeable battery, supports PC connectivity for transferring of content, and direct recording in MP3 format – something not found in other DAB radios. It also has a stereo line-in socket (which can also accept a mic), for direct recording to MP3 format (rates up to 256kbps) – all without the need for a PC. The unit takes an SD card, and has a built-in speaker for radio and MP3 playback.
More on our oono MiniDAB page
Available for £179.99 from AdvancedMP3players
|Perstel DR 101|
Details: Handheld portable DAB receiver. Smaller than a cassette tape, powered by two AA batteries (can be mains powered too) and complete with leather case and stereo headphones, this is an easy-to-use pocket radio, great for getting DAB on the move.
Available for £99.99 from Maplin Electronics (Cat No.L77AH).
|Perstel DR 201|
Details: Handheld portable DAB receiver with MP3 player, FM radio and voice recorder. Supports MP3, WMA, AAC audio formats. Powered by two AA batteries (8 hours battery life).
Available for £159.99 from Maplin Electronics (Cat No. L28AH)
|Perstel DR 301|
Details: Handheld portable DAB receiver with FM radio and MP3. Upgradeable by USB. Time shifting up to 1 minute. Records onto SD card (in MP2 format). Powered by three AA batteries .
Details: Handheld portable DAB receiver with backlit LCD display, telescopic aerial and headphone socket. Powered by two AA batteries. Became available in July 2003
Available for £39 from AdvancedMP3players
For more details, see our Perstel Bluenote page
|Philips DAB DA1000|
DAB/FM tuner with 20 station presets. Stereo earphones with integrated antenna. 10 hours playback time. White backlit dot matrix LCD display. Powered by 2 x AA rechargeable batteries
|Pure Digital PocketDAB 1000/ HRX1000|
The first pocket-sized battery DAB radio from Pure. Powered by 3 x AA batteries, or supplied mains adapter. Preset EQ. Headphone lead doubles as DAB aerial. Released 4th June 2003
Available for £99.99 from Argos
|Pure Digital PocketDAB 2000|
Details: Probably the most fully-featured, high-powered DAB receiver around… Tri-band receiver for DAB band III, L-band and FM, 20 station presets,
Available for £199.99 from Argos
|Roberts ROB RD14 Portable|
Details: LCD display, DAB and FM10 presets, pre-defined tones. Runs off 2 x AA batteries.
Available for £79.98 from Play.com
Small portable DAB player with four line display. Has an FM radio. DAB and FM tuner. Remote control . Announced February 2005.
Available for £103.85 from ASDA online
Available for £149.99 from Argos
Prices, specifications and offers are subject to alteration. Refer to the websites that we link to for latest prices, information and conditions DAB receivers are available from: Tesco, Currys, Revo, and Argos.
PC-based radio receivers (including DAB) are available from Amazon, PC World, and Maplin Electronics.|