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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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04 March 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Did You Know

One Classic Series 2 (SRP £64.99) is a portable digital and FM radio with a host of features. From a handy kitchen timer to an aux input for your iPod/MP3 player, there is something for everyone. Its sleek design is available in a choice of two colours (black and white) and you can insert a Charge PAK for portable listening where ever you go. But did you know it also features a Listen Later function?!

Listen Later enables you to save your favourite digital radio programme and play it back later. Perfect for people who love their radio shows such as the Archers and Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 as well as your favourite radio plays. The radio programme is stored in memory while the radio is switched on or in standby, until it is eventually overwritten by another. The memory will hold up to about 45 minutes* worth of a typical broadcast and will stop once the memory is full.

Other features include a USB connector for software upgrades.

* Listen Later timings for DAB stations    ONE_Classic_Series-2_Black_Lifestyle
64 kbit/s = 90 mins
80 kbit/s = 75 mins
96 kbit/s = 60 mins
112 kbit/s = 50 mins
128 kbit/s = 45 mins
160 kbit/s = 35 mins
192 kbit/s = 30 mins

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

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01 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Universal Music host sound open day at Abbey Road studios

Sean Hannam (ERT), Kate Solomon (TechRadar) and Kat Jackman (Emerging Icons)

Sean Hannam (ERT), Kate Solomon (TechRadar) and Kat Jackman (Emerging Icons)

Most 16-24 year olds are listening to music on their laptop or mobile phone, which doesn’t deliver an optimum audio experience. Do they know? Do they care? This was just one of the statistics discussed at Universal Music’s sound open day (#soundmatters) last night at the legendary Abbey Road studios.

The atmosphere in studio 2, probably the most famous studio in the world with the likes of Pink Floyd, The Shadows and not forgetting the Beatles recording there, was an apt setting for the discussion about how every artist will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their music sounds exactly as they intended, but for many fans listening to the end result, some of the audio experience is lost in the rush for convenience.

The event was hosted by music journalist Miranda Sawyer and speakers on the panel included Jonathan Allen (engineer/producer, Abbey Road Studios), Ben Hillier (producer, songwriter and studio owner), JJ (evangelist, Dolby) and Mike Smith, president of music, Mercury Records. Our very own Pete Downton (director of cloud services for Imagination Technologies) started off the proceedings by presenting Universal’s research on how fans like to listen to music, which led to discussions around whether sound quality and the listening experience have been sacrificed in the age of the MP3.

Pete addresses the crowd

Pete Downton presents the research by Universal

Mike Smith presents The Strypes

Mike Smith presents The Strypes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Strypes

The Strypes

After discussions about the research the audience had their questions answered by the panel – including Sean Hannam, our guest from ERT, who asked “where are people going to experience high quality audio as part of the retail experience?”

Mike Smith then presented one of the most promising bands around, The Strypes – a four-piece rhythm and blues band who certainly know about sound!

Not only did we get to listen to the delights of The Strypes we then took our guests to see Jake Bugg at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. You can stream Jake Bugg on Pure Connect now and view pictures from the gig below:

Jake Bugg performs

Jake Bugg performs

Watching Jake Bugg - Jeff Parsons (T3), Chloe (Pure), Paul Lamkin (MSN), Kate Solomon (Tech Radar), Verity Perry (What HiFi?)

Watching Jake Bugg – Jeff Parsons (T3), Chloe (Pure), Paul Lamkin (MSN), Kate Solomon (Tech Radar), Verity Perry (What HiFi?)

Kate Solomon (Tech Radar) and Vicky (Pure)

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure invite guests to toast the launch of the new Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely Striped Petal Edition

To celebrate the launch of our latest Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely the Pure PR team held a press launch last night and invited journalists from interiors and lifestyle press. The event was a great success and attended by 23 publications!

The launch took place at the Orla Kiely flagship store in Covent Garden, London. Guests who came along were able to check out the new Striped Petal buttercup edition DAB and FM radio, browse the retro styled store and enjoy canapes and drinks.

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Designer Orla Kiely, known for her iconic prints, has blended colour and pattern with quality and playful design, to create a vibrant lifestyle brand including a successful line of womenswear, fashion accessories and homeware on show in the store. The radios looked great in the setting of the store and as you can see the Striped Petal design, in Buttercup, sits nicely alongside the Stem and Abacus Evoke Mio editions.

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Pure Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely - Striped Petal Edition is now available exclusively at John Lewis and from Orla Kiely online and instore.

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

Read the full press release on our website.

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27 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure launches Evoke Mio Orla Kiely – Striped Petal Edition

Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_ButtercupPure presents Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely – Striped Petal Edition, a custom designed luxurious digital and FM portable radio featuring Orla Kiely’s Striped Petal print in buttercup.

Evoke Mio – Striped Petal Edition is the third Pure radio designed by internationally renowned designer Orla Kiely and joins radios featuring the Abacus Flower print in slate grey and the designer’s hugely popular signature stem print.

Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely Striped Petal Edition (SRP £149.99) comes in buttercup and is finished with a mirror chromed handle, walnut veneered cabinet and cream fascia.

Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_Buttercup_WallpaperBenefitting from Pure’s ten-year heritage of British design and engineering, Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely Striped Petal Edition delivers the best possible sound quality and leading edge features including an input for an iPod/ MP3 player, alarm, 30 presets and a kitchen timer. The radio can also be taken out and about thanks to support for the optional rechargeable battery pack, which gives the user up to 24 hours of portable listening between charges.

The buttercup print is the perfect colour scheme for Spring/Summer and is now available exclusively at John Lewis and from Orla Kiely online and instore.

Please visit www.pure.com or call 08451489001 for more information. For hi res images or samples, please contact sarah.riley@pure.com

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25 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure announces availability of its high-performance Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder Pure Avalon 300R Connect: The most attractive subscription-free TV viewing experience available

Pure Avalon 300R Connect lifestylePure announces availability of Avalon 300R Connect, a high-performance, easy-to-use Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder. Avalon comes with a unique, state-of-the-art user interface, market leading features including leading edge versions of BBC iPlayer and YouTube, and full integration with Pure’s leading internet radio and music services.

Avalon 300R Connect is available in both 500GB and 1TB versions at an SRP of £299.99 and £349.99 respectively and is now available to purchase online at John Lewis and Amazon and will be instore at John Lewis and selected independent retailers later this week.

Using Avalon is both enjoyable and intuitive thanks to its high-performance user interface, which offers real depth and perspective, making the menus and channel guides a joy to interact with.

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Says Nick Hucker, Pure’s director of marketing: “Entering the TV set top box market is a huge step for Pure, and we are delighted to be able to combine our award-winning audio heritage with parent company, Imagination Technologies’ market-leading PowerVR graphics to deliver the most engaging and attractive subscription-free TV viewing experience available.”

Read the full press release here.

Please contact the Pure PR department for more information and to request press samples.

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22 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know

Do you own a Pure One Mini, One Mi or Move 2500 radio?  Did you know we have a range of carry cases you can buy to protect them?!

If you are regularly on the move with your Move 2500 , you can prevent it getting damaged with our protective gel carry cases . The hardwearing cases are also water-resistant so you don’t need to worry if it starts to rain when you are out for a jog! The cases and are available in two colours (black or white). Click here for more information.

One Mini carry case

One Mini carry case

To protect your One Mini, this lightweight moulded case holds the radio and has a secure zip fastening . It also includes an internal pocket for storage so you can pop in the power adaptor. It is also water and bump resistant. Click here for more information.

If you fancy something stylish and practical, you can protect your One Mi with a designer canvas case. This hand-finished canvas and suede effect case, keeps the One Mi snug and secure and comes complete with cutouts for easy access to all controls and connectors. Click here for more information.

For our full range of accessories please see www.pure.com

Move 2500 case

Move 2500 case

One Mi case

 

 

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18 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure Team up with Smooth 70s

SMOOTH DATING Logo RGBPure has teamed up with Smooth Radio 70s for “Kid’s 70s Challenge “- a 10-question challenge where you can win a Pure One Mini  digital radio. If you think you know your ’70s trivia then Kid Jensen’s ’70s Challenge is the quiz for you! Click here to enter the prize draw which will end on Sunday.

Kid Jensen’s 70s at 7 show takes place every weekday from 7pm on both Smooth Radio and Smooth Radio 70s.  The show is one hour of the best tunes to take you back to the 1970s. Check out the legendary Kid Jenson holding one of our lovely One Minis below!Kid Jenson - 70s challenge - One Mini 18.02.13

Smooth 70s is dedicated to bringing you your favourite songs from the 1970s and a host of genres including disco, Pop and Motown. From Stevie Wonder to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, you can tune in and hear all the musical legends of a decade.

For more information on One Mini please click here .

You can also listen to Smooth Radio 70s now on Pure Connect.

 

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