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Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell

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Logitech Pure-Fi Dream

Summary

Our Score:

8

Despite its size the Pure-Fi Dream retains the classiness we're accustomed to seeing from Logitech products. Its curvaceous bulges and glossy black finish look sleek and stylish so it does at least look like it's worth the asking price. Like the buttons on the remote, all function buttons on the top are backlit orange - an effect that's activated by motion sensors. This is handy if you're tying to hit the buttons in the dark, though if you are, you're clearly getting up far too early!

For all its attractive touches and backlit buttons, there's a lot of practical good sense in the Pure-Fi as well. For example, there are two large click wheel-esque dials for quick and easy control of volume and seek functions and the 'Snooze' button is as large and easy to hit as it possibly could be. These dials also make it very easy to quickly set alarms and you can have up to two different alarms at any one time.

These are mapped to two buttons just above the 'Snooze' button and all you need do is hold one down to begin the process. You can also choose between a buzzer, a radio station or your iPod for your wake-up call. Perhaps the neatest thing in this respect, though, is that the Pure-Fi Dream has its own battery. Thus, if the power is cut off by an apocalypse, be it man-made virulent plague, a nuclear winter or just a nasty bout of global apathy, then you needn't worry about being late for work!

Meanwhile, on the font, is a well proportioned and backlit display. In iPod mode it displays track information or a somewhat superfluous spectrum analyser and using the remote you can adjust bass, treble and screen brightness levels. There's also an ambient light sensor that ensures the display doesn't remain on full brightness in the dark.

Unfortunately, there's no RDS support so the Pure-Fi Dream won't identify the station you're listening to - there's nothing more horrifying than discovering you've accidentally tuned into local radio!

On the plus side there's no annoying external antenna and radio reception is good in spite of this. There's even a small reception meter on the display so you can assess exactly how good your fix is and adjust accordingly. Here the dial controls again make fine tuning blissfully easy, negating the need for unreliable auto-searching.

A.N.Other

August 12, 2008, 5:42 pm

Good review. Just had this delivered this morning, very impressed so far, great sound quality much better than the Logitech mm50 I've been using so far..


"Unfortunately, there's no RDS support" actually there is.. RTFM! Press the display cycle key and you get the station name etc. Well you do on mine. Only criticism is the xbox sized power brick.... is that really necessary Logitech?

Norbury

August 13, 2008, 1:11 am

Nothing worse than local radio? Well you might accidently find yourself listening to Chris Moyles, which is a fate worse than death.

Alexa08

August 22, 2008, 1:20 am

Thank you trustedreviews for inspiring me to get a new music system! I initially liked the look of this one, but ended up getting this one from sony:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/o...





It has the advantage of DAB radio and a CD player and is cheaper. (and no power brick ;) )

Anders

March 16, 2009, 7:40 pm

Hi there, I see I'm a bit late in this thread, but I'm trying to see if I can get help for a specific problem I have with my brand new logitec Pure Fi Dream: I cannot use it as PC speakers with any success. I hook up with a cable to the PC and set it on AUX - and when I play music from iTunes it works fine - BUT: basically everything else comes out of the speakers totally blurred and incomprehensible - if I watch Youtube of interviews on CNBC, I cannot even comprehend what the persons are saying, it comes out completely distorted.





Does anybody have any insight in this - would be much appreciated!





Thanks,





Anders

jean

October 18, 2009, 12:45 am

Very very disappointed with the Pure-fit dream radio, We brought this a couple of mths ago and have tried it in every room upstairs and downstairs, reception very poor cannot listen with out background noise. Have tried extending the lead as recommended in the book but this makes no difference.A complete waste of £114. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks jean M

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