Pure has announced an update to its Highway in-car DAB radio
which will allow you to pause and rewind live radio as well as fully control of
your iPhone, iPod or iPad music collections.
The original Pure
Highway currently accounts for 80 per cent of all
retro-fitted in-car digital radio solutions but the new model will require
professional fitting unlike the original which was a DIY job.
While the added hassle of having to go to Halfords (currently
the only authorised fitter) is a bit of a pain, it will mean you get a tidier
fit, with no need for holes to be drilled and no loose cables. Also the fitting
is free until the new year, but will cost £24.99 after that.
Highway 300Di, which costs £179.99, can be
fitted in a place in the car to suit the model and driver – such as the dashboard or the
glove box. It features a removable controller unit with OLED display, an active
glass-mount aerial for better reception, a 3.5mm line-in cable and a USB cable
for your iDevices.
There are 30 DAB presets available through the controller
unit, which features nice backlit buttons. The aerial will be fitted to both
sides of the windscreen which promises the “best possible digital radio
Highway 300Di has dual tuners, which constantly update a
‘dynamic station list’ so that all searchable stations are always available and
any regional stations are cut from the list when the user drives out of that
Digital Highway 300Di is available now in Halfords
for £179.99 with free fitting until December 31 and the old Highway model is
available as a self-fit for £79.99.