18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pure’s pick of the weird and the wonderful from the Official Billboard Awards 2015 #BBMA2015

Kanye gets booed on stage

Kanye West: love him or loathe him, his commitment to his performances can’t be questioned.  Surrounded by pyrotechnics recreating a scene from, what we consider to be a recreation of the cult horror film “Drag me to Hell”, Kanye could be seen bouncing around the stage dodging both flames and back-up dancers. But amid the roaring flames and Yeezy rapping his new single All Day, were boos from the audience. His sister in-laws, Kylie and Kendall Jenner were also booed as they introduced him onto the stage. Perhaps Kanye’s marmite personality is starting to effect his reception at live shows.

For those watching on the television at home (i.e. the rest of us mere mortals), profanities in his song were censored with silence, leaving gaps up to 15 seconds long in the song.


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Taylor Swift unveils the craziest pop video since Miley swung in on a wrecking ball

Taylor Swift – as well as picking up eight awards- premiered her new video, Bad Blood.

Have you ever wondered what it would look like to get Lena Dunham smoking a cigar, Swifty walking through fire and Ellie Goulding shooting a bazooka gun, broken up by a superhero-esque cat fight to the background of a new pop hit? No?!  Really? Us neither, but here it is:



The amazing Photoshop skills in this pic of Harry Styles from the event

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Sam Smith’s Love Actually style acceptance speech

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At home recovering from surgery on his vocal cords, Sam Smith was unable to be at the awards but gave this charming speech via cue cards, reminiscent of the silent love speech in Love Actually.

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15 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Jongo S3 makes the headlines

Jongo_S3_Mango_ShelfOur portable colourful wireless speaker, Jongo S3 is the first product in our Jongo family – the world’s most versatile multiroom audio range.  The Jongo S3 portable, rechargeable  speaker (SRP £169.99) can be used on its own or grouped together with other Jongo speakers to deliver the most flexible and accessible multiroom audio system.

We have recently received some fantastic reviews of the Jongo S3. Take a look at what some of the top tier consumer tech and national titles are saying about Jongo S3 below:

“Pure Jongo S3 is an impressive bundle of wireless fun”.  (April 2013).

What Hi-Fi
“Great sound, affordable multi-room smarts and easy portability make this a real gem”. (May 2013)

“It’s easy to use and set up, the sound quality is very decent and they are excellent value for money”. (May 2013)

The Sunday Times
“A quality building block in a multi-room system”. (April 2013)

PC Advisor
“The Jongo S3 is a considerably cheaper way to build a multi-room system than going down the Sonos route and is a great alternative”. (April 2013)

The Gadget Show
“Wireless music is meant to be convenient, but set up rarely is. Thankfully, that’s not the case with the Pure Jongo S3, which couldn’t be easier to hook up to your network”. (April 2013)

Mail on Sunday
“A multi-room Wi-Fi sound system you don’t have to be a Premier League footballer to afford – and you don’t need an army of engineers to install”.(April 2013)

The Daily Mail
“A few Jongo’s will help keep the party going.” (Dec 2012)Jongo_S3_Burnt_Orange_Party

There will be more family members in the Jongo range announced soon – watch this space!

To read the full reviews of Jongo S3, please visit

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13 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Pure sponsors digital radio personality award at this year’s TRIC awards

Pure logoWe were proud sponsors of the digital radio personality award at yesterday’s TRIC Awards 2013, which was won by BBC Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans.

The event, which was held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, was attended by delegates from the radio and television industry along with some famous faces.

Winners on the night included Peter Andre, Carol Kirkwood, Clare Balding, Shane Richie, Ant and Dec, Countryfile, Celebrity Juice, Silent Witness, Mrs Brown’s Boys, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, This Morning, Eamon Holmes, Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry (Capital Breakfast) and Sian Williams.

The legend that is John Craven collects the award for Countryfile

The legend that is John Craven collects the award for Countryfile

Claudia Winkleman and the Strictly team collect their award

Claudia Winkleman and the Strictly team collect their award










We took some journalists to the event as well as our friends from Digital Radio UK, music and broadcasting industry and retailers. We all enjoyed a great meal and some celebrity spotting – the highlight for me being my photo with the cast from Call the Midwife who won HD Drama Programme of the Year.

Rich Melville, Andrew Williams and Jenny

Rich Melville, Andrew Williams and Jenny

Hannah Bouckley and Tom Newton

Hannah Bouckley and Tom Newton









Chloe with the cast of Call the Midwife

Chloe with the cast of Call the Midwife

Jane Ostler (DRUK) poses with Louis Smith (Strictly)

Jane Ostler (DRUK) poses with Louis Smith (Strictly)









Here are a few more photos from the evening.

Jenny with Declan Donnelly

Jenny with Declan Donnelly

Chloe with Keith Lemon

Chloe with Keith Lemon









No Pure Insider Blog is complete without a photo with Sean Hannam who was at the event!

No Pure Insider Blog is complete without a photo with Sean Hannam who was at the event!

Nick Hucker (Pure) with Jane and Ford from DRUK

Nick Hucker (Pure) with Jane, Ford and Aaron from DRUK









For more information on the TRIC awards visit –




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11 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure receive Hot Stuff CES 2013 Award

It has been a busy week for Pure, as we ‘ve been showcasing our audio tech and previewing new products at CES in Las Vegas.

So far, our new Jongo additions that we have been previewing have been extremely well received from press and attracted a lot of interest. Stuff liked the T640B so much that they have awarded it with their “Hot Stuff Award” ! With 3000 exhibitors spread over 1.85 million net square feet of prime Las Vegas real estate, Stuff have been working their way through to find the finest gadgets and tech from CES 2013. Among some of the hottest noise makers of the show, the Jongo T640B is listed with nine other innovations.

Stuff states: ”Pure takes the fight straight to Sonos’ door with its brightly coloured 100W speaker – whose built in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi serve up digital music shenanigans with minimal hassle. Add more Jongo components and a Pure Music subscription and you’ve got all the music you could possibly need in every room of the house. And all for just £250.”

You can read the full article here:

For more information on the Jongo family, please see

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14 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Twilight wins Lovedbyparents Awards

Pure Twilight, the world’s first dawn simulator with digital radio, has been awarded with a bronze and silver prize in the Lovedbyparents Awards 2012.

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Twilight was awarded silver for Best Sleep Aid and bronze for Best Nursery Innovation.

Pure Twilight - Best Nursery Innovation BronzePure Twiligh Silver - Best Sleep Aid Logo






Lovedbyparents received hundreds of entries and over 44,000 people voted for their favorite products and brands. In our categories we were up against top nursery products such as the ‘Gro range’ and ’Ewan the dream sheep’, so we are really excited to be winners, especially as the votes were made by consumers.

Lovedbyparents is a parenting website dedicated to all things that are lovedbyparents. For more information please visit

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09 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Pure wins Auto Express Product of the Year Award 2012

Auto Express Product of the Year Award 2012We are excited to announce that Pure Highway 300Di, our in-car digital radio and audio adapter, has been awarded Product of the Year 2012 by Auto Express, the UK’s best-selling weekly car magazine.

The Auto Express award page states, “Clever add-on is a breakthrough for in-car digital radio, making it a realistic proposition at a great-value price.” Auto Express also said, ”300Di offers everything you could want to bring your car bang up to date – and all for under £200. It had to be our Product of the Year.”

Pure Highway 300Di was chosen by Auto Express as their Product of the Year after they carried out a rigorous testing programme on hundreds of products.

Pure Highway 300Di is a professionally installed, high-performance and feature rich, in-car digital radio adapter that can upgrade almost any car to receive digital radio. Highway 300Di includes best-in-class digital reception, full control of music  stored on an iPod, iPhone or iPad, pause and rewind of live digital radio and  dual tuners, which enable a dynamic station list.

Colin Crawford and Vicky Hewlett collect our AwardPure Highway 300Di Pure Highway 300Di connected to iPhone





For more details of the awards please visit the Auto Express website –

For more information about Pure Highway 300Di, please visit our website –

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15 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Hossein Yassaie receives the WorldDMB 2011 Per Erik Selemark Award for services to DAB

Hossein receives awardHossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies and parent company PURE received the WorldDMB 2011 Per Erik Selemark Award for services to DAB at the 17th WorldDMB General Assembly in Zurich, Switzerland.

As a pioneer of digital radio, Hossein Yassaie was the driving force in developing a brand new, low cost DAB chipset, thus enabling sub-£100 digital radios and initiating the international mass consumer digital radio market. In his acceptance speech, Hossein stated that the mobile phone sector remained the challenge for digital radio, but that all technical issues were solvable. What is now required is strong communication to the mobile industry of confidence in the global future of digital broadcast, and certainty of FM switchover planning.

For the full press release please visit

PresentationHossein's acceptance speech

Hossein's speechHossein faces the camera

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15 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

PURE Triumphs at What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2010

PURE has once again triumphed at the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards, winning the prestigious “Radio Product of the Year” for the seventh time in nine years!

(Vicky Deacon and Paul Smith picking up the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards)

AVANTI Flow won the award for the second time in a row as well as winning ‘Best Internet Radio’, with ONE Elite grabbing ‘Best Desktop DAB up to £100’. These awards add to the success PURE has enjoyed in 2010, having picked up an array of awards this year, including Best Innovation for Sensia at the Hi-Fi Choice 2010 Awards and a Which? Best Buy for the EVOKE-3.

The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards Issue states “Pure’s admirable AVANTI Flow takes both Best Internet Radio and overall Product of the Year Awards for the second year running… The Avanti Flow creates a generous soundstage, keeps a close eye on detail, and generates considerable levels of scale and attack. It’s deft and dynamic, with prodigious midrange expression. It puts even some similarly priced micro-systems to shame.”

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12 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

PURE Wins Two Awards at Hi-Fi Choice Awards 2010

Last Friday the PURE PR team attended the Hi-Fi Choice awards in central London. After chatting with the great and good from the Hi-Fi world, we took our seats and eagerly awaited the start of the presentation. Up first was the ‘Best Radio Tuner’ award, with Sensia winning the category with Hi-Fi Choice commenting, “More than just a simple radio, the Sensia won over the judges, thanks in part to its excellent PURE DAB reception.”

Sensia was also nominated for ‘Best Innovation’ and once again won the category. Hi-Fi Choice noted, “The Sensia takes what we expect a radio to do and turns it on its head. It was the first product to bring touch-screen interactivity to this most cherished medium.”

Watch this space for more award announcements!

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11 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Sensia PURE’s Most Awarded Radio

In September 2009, PURE launched Sensia, the world’s first high resolution digital and internet-connected radio with a unique, large colour touchscreen. In the short time which has passed, Sensia has received a wealth of awards in the UK and abroad and quickly became PURE’s most awarded radio to date. With 30 awards so far, PURE’s Sensia has received accolades from six countries in total which include France, Germany, Denmark, Australia, USA and the UK.


The quality of these awards is indicative to the commercial success Sensia has enjoyed, winning Sound and Image Digital Radio of the Year 2010 in Australia; Stuff 5 Star Award in France; CNET 8.5 out of 10 in Germany; GEAR 5 Star Award in Denmark; and was one of Dave’s Top 10 on the popular “Into Tomorrow” radio show in the USA.

Sensia has also received a fantastic response back on home ground, receiving awards including PC Advisor’s Best Network Entertainment Device 2010 award, What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision 4 Star Award, Sunday Times {In Gear} Best Buy Award and Hi-Fi World 5 Star Award.

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