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20 March 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Did You Know…

Sensia 200D Connect (SRP £249.99) is our clever rugby ball shaped portable music streaming and radio system. It has many functions including an input for your iPod or Mp3 player and integrated Facebook and Twitter apps. But did you know you can also use it to record live radio?!

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With one simple touch, you can record your favourite live internet or digital radio to a USB stick and then listen back on another device, like in the car or on a computer. The Sensia 200D Connect comes with a handy little remote control which includes a record button, so you can quickly capture & record live radio. Note: a 2GB USB memory stick can record around 15 hours of digital radio (based on typical 128 kbps broadcast recorded, USB memory stick not supplied).

 

Sensia ColoursSensia 200D Connect is one of our devices that is Pure Connect compatible, which allows you to stream music, choose from thousands of radio stations and listen to on-demand programmes and podcasts. You can also enjoy all this content on an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device running the freePure Connect app and on the Pure Connect website.

For more information on Sensia 200D Connect, please see here

For hi-res images or samples, please email sarah.riley@pure.com

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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 – http://www.tric.org.uk/main/2013winners.html

 

 

 

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13 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

See in the Summer with Evoke Mio Striped Petal

Start the summer season with a  funky new radio to listen to whilst catching some sunshine! Evoke Mio Striped Petal edition is our latest digital and FM radio by internationally renowned designer Orla Kiely.

A-field-of-ButtercupsA fab radio for those who love things retro, the Evoke Mio features Orla’s Striped Petal  Buttercup print on the front and back  and oozes flower power! Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_Buttercup_Front

Evoke Mio Striped Petal is small but stylish with its mirror chromed handle, walnut veneered cabinet and white fascia. This digital and FM radio takes an optional Charge PAK for portable listening – perfect for picnics in park or listening in the garden. Evoke Mio Striped Petal (SRP £149.99) has a range of features including an input for your iPod/MP3 player so you can sing along to your own tunes as well as 30 radio presets.

Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_ButtercupNot forgetting our other Orla print radios – we have the chic Stem Print or the Abacus flower that contrast nicley with the Striped Petal  and fit perfectly with Orla’s extensive homeware range.For our full range of Orla Kiely radios, please see www.pure.com white_yellow_flowers-normal

For more information on Evoke Mio – Striped Petal, please see here

For hi-res images or samples, please contact: sarah.riley@pure.com

 

 

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13 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Wake up refreshed during National Bed Month with a Pure Bedside radio

Throughout March it is National Bed Month organised by The Sleep Council, which aims to remind us all of why a sound sleep is good for our health.  We have a variety of bedside radio and alarms clocks to ease you gently out of bed after a good night’s kip!

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Pure Twilight (SRP £139.99)  fully featured bedside digital radio could be the answer to those who struggle to get out from under the covers in the morning. It combines an energy efficient lamp featuring flexible lighting options with a digital and FM radio alarm clock to deliver the ultimate bedside experience.  If you want to wake up differently you can set up to four alarms with an optional dawn simulation, or wake up to relaxing sounds from our Pure Sounds collection.

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Siesta Mi Series 2

Siesta Mi Series 2 has two independent alarms which can be set to digital radio, FM or a tone. It also has sleep and snooze timers that can be switched on or off at the touch of a button. Its large clear display is easy to read at night and its brightness automatically adjusts to suit the light-levels of the room.

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Sensia 200D Connect

All of our radio sytems have at least two alarm settings and the Sensia 200D Connect  (SRP £249.99) comes with a countdown and sleep timer too. So lie back, relax, and have much more than forty winks this National Bed Month!

For our full range of bedside radios, please see here.

For samples or hi-res images, please email sarah.riley@pure.com

 

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12 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

Avalon 300R Connect is a high-performance, easy-to-use Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder with a unique, state-of-the-art user interface, the most advanced versions of BBC iPlayer and YouTube and full integration with Pure Connect for all the music you’ll ever want. But did you know it also has built in Wi-Fi??

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Avalon 300R Connect has a useful built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet network connection for access to on-demand services. This allows you to watch on demand programmes from BBC iPlayer in standard and high quality, log in to access your saved favourites and browse YouTube. There will be more on-demand services added soon via a free software update.


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Connecting Avalon to your network lets you access Pure Connect – our portal to a world of listening including thousands of on-demand podcasts and listen again content and around 20,000 internet radio stations all for free. You can also connect to Pure Music – our on-demand subscription service for just £4.99 a month.

Fore hi-res images or samples, please email sarah.riley@pure.com

For more information on Avalon, please see here

 

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11 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

Avalon 300R Connect  uses our parent company Imagination Technologies’ market leading Power VR graphics to deliver the most engaging and attractive subscription free TV viewing experience available. The user interface on Avalon offers real depth and perspective making the menus and channel guides a joy to interact with.But did you know you can change the animation effects of the page transitions?

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Page peel effect

Avalon is the only set top box on the market which allows you to choose from a range of page transitions when changing channels. You can select  effects such as page peel, water ripple, dissolve or random to personalise your set top box.

To select your preferred animation, select “Animation effect” from the “Channels” menu. You can then select the animation effect that is used for screen transitions when you next change channels.
The list of effects include:Pure Avalon 300R Connect lifestyle Page peel – (default) Screen peels from top right hand corner
Swing Open – Screen swings to the right, Fall Away – Screen flips over and falls into the distance, Zoom Dissolve – Screen zooms in then dissolves to black, Circular Wipe – Screen dissolves from centre outwards, Dissolve – Screen dissolves, Vertical Wipe – Screen wipes down from top, Ripple – Screen dissolves in a ripple from centre outwards
Random – one of the above effects randomly used

For more information on Avalon, please see here

For sample requests or hi-res images, please contact sarah.riley@pure.com

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08 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

Pure has ventured into the world of set top boxes with our new Avalon 300R Connect. Avalon is a high performance, easy to use Freeview+ HD digital recorder and features Imagination Technologies’ clever Power VR graphics. But did you know you can also access our Pure Connect portal using Avalon?

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Connecting Avalon to your network lets you access Pure Connect – our gateway to a world of listening including thousands of on-demand podcasts and listen again content and around 20,000 internet radio stations all for free. You can also connect to Pure Music – our on-demand subscription service. Pure Connect gives you the opportunity to catch up with the Archers omnibus or listen again to topical news shows like NewsJack. You can also listen to Pure Sounds to add relaxing and natural sounds to the room.

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ScreensAvalon 300R Connect brings music to your set top box! You can subscribe to Pure Music for just £4.99 a month. Here you can stream millions of music tracks from one of the biggest cloud-based catalogues covering almost every conceivable artist and genre. Pure Music suggests recommended albums and artists that you may like as well as the latest top releases.

For more information on Avalon, please see read our press release

For hi-res images, samples or Pure Music subscriptions please email sarah.riley@pure.com

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06 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Host a Starlight Supper with Smooth Radio and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

untitledSmooth Radio are asking listeners to take part in their annual charity event, ’Starlight Supper’, that aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Listeners are encouraged to host (or attend) a dinner party and listen to Smooth Radio from 8pm on Saturday 9th March for the perfect soundtrack for the UK’s biggest dinner party!

To register simply visit www.smoothradio.co.uk/starlight and Smooth Radio will send you a Starlight Supper pack that includes everything you need for your dinner party – balloons, confetti, place and menu cards, and recipes from some of the UK’s best-loved chefs, including Mary Berry, Brian Turner and The Fabulous Baker Brothers. You can find more details and frequently asked questions on the Startlight Supper web page including dinner party tips, competitions, helpful hints from the celebrity chef of the week and ideas on how to raise more money from your guests!

 Starlight Supper packKid Jensen prepares his Starlight Supper

 On the night Smooth Radio will be playing four hours of non-stop soulful hits from 8pm so you can entertain your guests with great music then once you have finished your food join in for the Smooth Pop Quiz at 10pm. You can also listen to Smooth whilst you’re preparing your feast and send in pictures from your night during the show. We are also donating a Pure Evoke Mio on the night so listen out for that competition for your chance to win!

PrintSmooth Radio has been hosting the Starlight Supper since 2010 and so far the event has raised over 500K for Macmillan. There have been over 7,000 Starlight Supper dinner parties to date – that’s 42,000 people so far and counting. Every penny raised goes towards helping Macmillan provide practical, medical and emotional and financial support to people affected by cancer. You can read more about the work of Macmillan Cancer Support on their website. If you’re unable to host a Starlight Supper, the easiest way to donate is online via Smooth Radio’s JustGiving page.

Don’t forget that you can listen to Smooth Radio on Pure Connect, our online gateway to internet radio stations, listen again content, on-demand programmes as well as millions of tracks from Pure Music, our cloud-based, on-demand music service.

The Jacksons supporting Starlight Supper

The Jacksons supporting Starlight Supper

Celebrity chef Nadia

Celebrity chef Nadia

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05 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

Our new Set-top box has a wealth of features to offer from our innovative use of Picture in Picture technology, to the dual tuners which allow you to record two channels simultaneously.

But did you know Avalon is the only set top box to come with four HDMI inputs?!

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The four inputs allow you to simplify your A/V wiring and plug in other devices. These devices can be easily accessed via the main menu and you can personalise them by renaming each device to suit. So you can do anything from playing on your game consoles, connecting to your PC, connect your video recorder or Blu-ray player and even watch Apple Tv!

 

 
For more information on Avalon 300R Connect, see here
For samples or hi-res images, please contact sarah.riley@pure.com

 

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04 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

If you like to catch up on missed Tv programmes , Avalon 300R Connect has leading edge HTML 5 based versions of BBC iPlayer and YouTube, perfect for fast and easy viewing. But did you know can also pair your phone or tablet with Avalon when using YouTube?!

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 All you have to do is click on search then follow the  instructions on the screen to pair your device. You can then view YouTube clips at your leisure by using your paired device as a control.When searching YouTube, the predictive options allow you to find easily find what you’re looking for while the real-time response encourages you to explore.

There are more on-demand stations in the pipeline for Avalon, watch this space!

For more information on Avalon 300R Connect, please click here.

For hi-res images or samples, please contact sarah.riley@pure.com

 

 

 

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