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18 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Listen to Jazz this month through Pure Connect

Throughout April is Jazz Appreciation Month - a global celebration to advance recognition of jazz as America’s original music. This is the 11th year of celebrations so if you’re a Jazz fan, why not  listen to your favourite tracks using our Pure Connect service?
 Pure Connect iOS app
Pure Connect  is our online gateway that combines a comprehensive on-demand music service with a free radio service. With access to around 20,000 global radio stations, you can search Pure Connect for your favourite  Jazz stations including Jazz FM, All That Jazz and Chill Radio UK for  free.  There are around 200,000 free on-demand programes available to let you catch up with a Jazz podcast , or you play around to create  your own selection of Jazz favourites.
 
You can even create the perfect Jazz playlist using our Pure Music service for £4.99 a month. Pure Music is Pure’s on demand music service, which allows unlimited music streaming (over 15 million streamable music tracks available) and a huge range of artists and genres to choose from.
 
The free Pure Connect app for iPhone and iPad is available to download now (Android version coming soon).

For more information, please visit  www.pureconnect.com

 

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17 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

A portable wireless speaker with 360° sound, Jongo S3   is the first product in our new Jongo family – the world’s most affordable multiroom audio range. But did you know Jongo S3 also has Bluetooth connectivity?

Jongo_S3_Lime_Green_GardenFor more casual audio streaming, you can also use Bluetooth to stream one-to-one from a huge range of mobile devices.

Bluetooth is ideal  if you want to take the Jongo outside for summer BBQs or for some music outside in the garden .As the Jongo has a built in rechargeable battery, it is perfect to take to the park as it can last for up to 10 hours. You could also use the Bluetooth function if you wanted to take the Jongo S3 to another room in the house and listen to different music, if you are already using the Wi-Fi connection to stream to multiple Jongos.

Other features for Jongo S3 include different audio profiles such as forward facing and outdoor boost. SRP £169.99.

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

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17 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Go on a journey of music discovery with curated features on Pure Connect

Pure Connect AppWe have teamed up with leading radio and music industry partners to deliver a series of curated music discovery features on the new Pure Connect app and website.

Pure Connect uniquely combines a comprehensive on-demand music service with a free radio service and control for Pure’s ground-breaking new Jongo multiroom music system. Users can access over 20,000 global radio stations, around 200,000 free on-demand programmes and podcasts, as well as over 15 million streamable music tracks via the Pure Music subscription service, our on-demand music service that costs just £4.99 per month.

Pure Connect curated contentThanks to the launch of a series of curated features, users can now also enjoy content put together especially for Pure Connect by industry leading partners. Launch features include album recommendations from 7digital and Absolute Radio’s Hometime Show DJ, Geoff Lloyd and a focus on fresh new acts through Emerging Icons, a platform for the most dedicated artists to get heard by both industry and fans. There is also a special launch feature on Manchester band, Folks, who performed at the Jongo launch. Music fans can listen to their debut album, ‘I See Cathedrals’ and find out more about the story behind some of the tracks. Each feature contains additional content ranging from interviews to related artists, tracks and albums taking the user on a journey of discovery.

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All this content and local music can be beautifully synchronised through the home with Pure Connect and the new Jongo multiroom music system.

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The free Pure Connect app for iPhone and iPad is available to download now (Android version coming soon). You can also benefit from a 30 day trial of Pure Music.

For more information, please visit www.pure.com and www.pureconnect.com.

For Pure Music vouchers, Jongo review samples and high res images please contact sarah.riley@pure.com.

 

 

 

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16 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Celebrate National Gardening Week with a Pure radio

National Gardening Week takes place in the UK every year (this year Monday 15 – Sunday 21 April) with events and inspiration to get Britain outside gardening . If you enjoy a spot of gardening, here are some of our portable digital and FM radios to bring music outdoors.

Jongo_S340B_Lime_Green_GardenJongo S3

Jongo S3 can be used on its own or grouped together to play music, radio and much more streamed through smartphone tablet or compatible Pure products. Perfect for use outside, Jongo allows you to stream one to one using Bluetooth paired with your Smartphone. With a battery life up to 10 hours it is perfect for listening to summer playlists outside in the sunshine. SRP £169.99

 

Orla Kiely  - Striped Petal Buttercup
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Our latest addition to our Orla Kiely collection has arrived just in time for Spring.  The radio features the Striped Petal Buttercup print front and back, a mirror chromed folding handle, walnut veneered cabinet and a white fascia. For outdoor listening all you have to do is insert a Charge PAK and then the radio is good to go. Other features include pause & control of scrolling text, 30 digital presets and an input for your iPod or MP3 player. SRP £149.99

Move 400D

Move_400D_Sport_LifestyleA compact DAB digital and FM radio, Move 400D is a go-anywhere radio with superb battery life. With support for all current European and Australian digital radio standards and a handy travel alarm, Move 400D is an ideal travelling companion. It also includes a built in stand, perfect to keep the radio standing whilst doing a spot of gardening!  Despite its compact size Move 400D delivers surprising volume and audio quality via the built in speaker or using headphones. SRP £89.99

For more information on Gardening week, please visit: http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/National-gardening-week

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

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16 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Fly the flag and listen to DAB this summer

Evoke_Mio_UnionJackEdition_FrontThe Olympics and the Jubilee may be over but there are still plenty of reasons to be patriotic this year! We are set for another summer of great British events in 2013 and hopefully the weather will hold out for us!  Fly the flag and listen to your favourite songs and stations on our Evoke Mio Union Jack digital and FM radio which benefits from an eleven year heritage of British design and engineering.

Our Evoke Mio Union Jack looks great and brings  fantastic audio too, based on own multi-award winning Evoke-1S. It is packed with features including 30 pre-sets to choose from, an aux input for your iPod/MP3 player, a striking auto-dimming OLED display, easy to use alarm, optional Charge PAK for portable listening and a kitchen timer. SRP £129.99

British dates for your diary: Evoke_Mio_UnionJackEdition_Lifestyle_Cakestand

The Queen’s actual birthday = 21st April
Eurovision Song Contest = 18th May
The Queen’s birthday parade = 15th June
Ladies Day at Royal Ascot = 20th June
Wimbledon = 24th June -7th July
Glastonbury = 26th-30th June
Goodwood Festival of Speed = 23rd-27th July
Royal Baby due = July
Edinburgh festival = August
Last night of BBC Proms = 8th September
Tour of Britain (Cycling) = 16th-22nd September

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

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11 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Create your own Orla Kiely inspired mood board and win!

We’ve teamed up with internationally renowned fashion designer, Orla Kiely, to give away our latest Evoke Mio digital radio featuring her Striped Petal print in Buttercup, (SRP £149.99) to one lucky winner.  Simply create your own mood board inspired by Orla (pretty prints, designs, clothing etc.) and upload to our Facebook page for your chance to win. Orla is going to select the best board and lucky winner herself!  Entrants will be able to upload their boards up until 12pm Sunday.

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You could win one of these!

Features of the Pure Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely include:

  • DAB digital and FM radio
  • Takes an optional rechargeable battery for portable listening
  • Input for iPod or MP3 player
  • Auto-dimming OLED display
  • Pause and control scrolling text
  • Easy to use tone or radio alarm (mains power only)
  • Kitchen and sleep timers
  • 30 presets

For more information, please contact sarah.riley@pure.com.

For our full range of Orla Kiely radios please visit www.pure.com

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10 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure announces availability of Jongo – the first truly accessible multiroom music system

Jongo S3Pure announces the availability of Jongo S3, a portable wireless speaker with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 360° sound and companion Pure Connect iOS app.

Jongo S3 is the first product in our new Jongo multiroom music system and works with the free companion Pure Connect iOS app (iPhone and iPad) which is also available to download today (Android version to follow). Music fans can enjoy a 30 day free trial of Pure Music, Pure’s on demand music service with the app. Pure Connect offers an unparalleled combination of the best of radio and music in one place and takes the user on a journey of discovery with recommendations based on listening patterns and a selection of curated content from a range of trusted partners.

The Pure Jongo S3 portable, rechargeable wireless 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 on the market today. Jongo products use Wi-Fi to stream perfectly synchronised audio within a single or multiroom environment, while Bluetooth allows users to stream content from any audio app on their smartphone or tablet, including locally stored music, to a single Jongo product. Users can simply add extra Jongo speakers or adapters on the same Wi-Fi network to build their multiroom system.

Jongo_S3_Burnt_Orange_ShelfThe compact Pure Jongo S3 offers rich, detailed and vibrant sound and comes with four tweeters for 360° audio, and an upward-firing subwoofer for powerful bass. Thanks to its five speakers and individual power amplifiers, Jongo has surprisingly punchy audio and with a simple press of the ‘audio’ button on the rear of the unit, the user can select flexible audio profiles to make the most of any environment including 360° sound for community listening (stereo or mono); forward facing stereo or outdoor boost. A rechargeable battery pack is included as standard and provides up to ten hours of listening per charge.

Jongo S3 comes in black, or piano (white with black speaker grilles), and has optional user-fit coloured grille packs in burnt orange, lime green, mango or white (from SRP £12.99).

Pure Connect iOS app:

Pure Connect iOS appThe new Pure Connect iOS app is also now available to download. Using Wi-Fi along with the free Pure Connect app, users can get the additional benefit of listening to multiple, tightly synchronised Jongo products in a single room or in a multiroom environment. The new Pure Connect app currently gives users access to local music on their smartphone or tablet, over 20,000 radio stations, around 200,000 free on-demand programmes and podcasts, as well as 15 million streamable music tracks via the Pure Music subscription service. Pure Music is Pure’s on demand music service, which allows unlimited music streaming from one of the biggest cloud-based catalogues available covering almost every conceivable artist and genre for a monthly subscription of £4.99.

Jongo S3 is available from all good electrical retailers including John Lewis and Amazon.

For more information, please visit www.pure.com, www.pureconnect.com.

For high res images, review samples and Pure Music vouchers please contact sarah.riley@pure.com

 

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05 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

We have added a new design to our ever popular, Evoke Mio Orla Kiely radio range. It’s fun, fashionable and functional with many features including a sleep and kitchen timer and an auxiliary input for your iPod or MP3 player. But did you know it has 30 pre-sets?

Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_Buttercup_WallpaperIf you’re new to DAB digital radio, digital radios automatically find all your available stations and let you select them by name. Like all our DAB digital radios, Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely also includes FM for any stations that have not yet gone digital and you can choose from 30 pre-sets to listen to. With digital radio you’ll love the high-detail, digital-quality sound, lots of stations (many exclusive to digital) and scrolling text displaying track titles, programme information and more.

For more information on Orla Kiely Striped Petal, please see here

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

 

 

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04 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know…

The Evoke Mio Striped Petal- Buttercup is our latest collaboration with designer Orla Kiely. It looks great, has high quality digital sound and coordinates  with our other Abacus and Stem print radios.

But the Evoke Mio Buttercup is more than just a pretty face! It boasts a range of features including a kitchen timer, auto-dimming OLED display and a USB connector for future software updates. But did you know it also has an auxiliary input?

Simply plug in your MP3 player or iPod and you can listen to your own music as well as 30 digital/FM radio presets!Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_Buttercup_Right

For more information on Orla Kiely Striped Petal Buttercup, please see here.

SRP £149.99 Available at John Lewis & Orla Kiely, instore and online.

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

 

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02 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Jongo S3 demo at The Ideal Home Show

Ideal HomeLast week we were asked along by the lovely Amy Cutmore, consumer Editor of Ideal Home Magazine and Girl About Tech blog, to demo the Jongo S3 during her talk in the B & Q theatre, at the Ideal Home Show. The scheduled talk on Tuesday and Thursday morning entiltled ‘Tech Trends 2013′ was a great insight into home gadgets of the not-so-distant future.

Amy talked about Smartphone apps that control your heating and household appliances whilst you’re away from your house, clever ovens and fridges to help plan our shopping and cooking dilemma’s and many more ingenious household products coming our way to make life all together more convenient.

ideal home showWe demonstrated the Bluetooth one-to-one feature of the Jongo S3 during Amy’s section on music streaming and were able to turn the volume up and to illustrate and scroll though the 4 audio modes which include 360 mono and stereo, front-firing stereo and bass boost for outdoor listening.

Not forgetting you can also stream music using Jongo over a Wi-Fi network. For more information on the Jongo S3 visit www.pure.com

For Amy’s tech blog visit http://girlabouttech.com/

 

 

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