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Choosing a New DAB Radio: 5 Top Features to Look Out For

Published on 02 July 13

When it comes to choosing a new DAB radio these days, it is not always such a simple decision to make. Radios come in a whole range of shapes and sizes, and different models include many different features. How should you choose from the range of radios available on the market? Here are five key features that you may be interested in that can be found on a range of DAB radios.

1. Internet & Wi-Fi

When you are buying a new DAB-radio, youâll find that some of the best radios on the market now come with internet connections so you can listen to radio stations from all over the world.

DAB radios pick up digital signals in much the same way as a standard radio signal, but with internet connectivity you will be able to pick up signals from anywhere by connecting to the internet. Some of the best radios in this category also have Wi-Fi connectivity so you donât even have to plug them in.

2. MP3 Dock

These days, there is no reason why a radio should only play radio stations. Many new radios now also come with a dock for MP3 players, meaning you can use your radio as your main speaker system.

DAB radios with an iPod dock are now very popular, and you can simply plug your iPod in and play your music directly from your device when you donât feel like listening to the radio. Many radios also charge up MP3 players when you dock them, providing a useful way to avoid running out of battery power.

3. CD Player

Just as some radios now come with MP3 docks, many also come with CD players. If you still have a large CD collection and donât keep all your music in MP3 format, having a DAB radio that also allows you to listen to your CDs is a great idea.

4. Alarm Clock

Want to wake up listening to your favourite radio station in the morning? Then choose a DAB radio with an inbuilt alarm clock. These are common features on even the most basic radios these days so you should be able to find one without too much searching.

5. Bluetooth

Some of the most advanced DAB radios you can find also come with Bluetooth capabilities. This is ideal if you have another device with Bluetooth that contains all of your music collection. You will then be able to pair up your devices wirelessly to play the music from your device over your radio without having to plug anything in. You can also pair up other devices including computers and tablets to give you even greater freedom when listening to your music.

Find the Right DAB Radio for You

These are five of the main features that you can choose from when you are looking for a new Dab-Radio. You may prefer a radio with just the very basic features, or you may want to find one that includes all of the above features, so have a look and see what you can find.
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