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06 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, which falls on 8th March, celebrates the economic, social and political achievements of women across the globe. Thousands of people get involved and we’ve decided to get a playlist together on Pure Connect together of all the biggest female artists across the decades. Starting with the jazz age of the 1920s, we’ve combined tracks recorded by Aretha Franklin, Doris Day and some of the top selling ladies of the noughties including Beyonce, Shakira and Madonna- whose single ‘Like AVirgin’ alone topped the Hot 100 for six weeks in 1984.

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Have a listen here to see if your favorite women in music match up with ours.

If you’re more of a radio head, BBC Radio 1 are broadcasting an all-female line up on Friday night, with their first ever female presenter Annie Nightingale participating and their longest standing radio DJs dropping tracks between 7pm and 7am. You can listen live to BBC Radio 1 here or on any of our digital radios.

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Categories: Product Launches

06 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pure and 7digital bring stereo back to the home

SXSW 2014 LogoSouth by South West (SXSW) is arguably one of the biggest events on the music industry’s calendar. The first conference was held in Austin in 1987 and ever since then has been a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop careers, to bring people together, to meet and share ideas. To give you an idea of how big the event is it started with 700 registrants with numbers now reaching 16,000.

Noam MeppenThis year Pure’s director of sales for the US, Noam Meppen, will be joining President of 7digital – North America, Vickie Nauman, for a panel to discuss the return of the home stereo.

The home is arguably the most natural listening environment for music, so how important is the return of the home stereo? As the digital age has advanced many technology innovators have prioritised connected mobile devices and services meant for people on the go. Households have found themselves neglecting their home stereo to make do with portable alternatives such as MP3 players, iPods and the like. However, as more connected speakers emerge, such as the Pure Jongo multiroom music system, listening is returning to the home.

As well as Noam, Vickie will also be joined on the panel by industry experts, Tim Grimsditch, Marketing Director for Spotify and John Hamm, CEO of Pono Music.

If you’re attending SXSW there are some great artists taking to the stage. As well as thousands of up and coming new acts and established artists, you can also see the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, London Grammar, Soundgarden, Pitbull and Keith Urban who are all playing the iTunes Festival at SXSW. If you can’t wait until then you can find these artists on Pure Connect now!

 

Categories: Events,In Focus,Music,News

05 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Thanks Mum!

For those of you putting together Mother’s Day gift guides, we’ve got some present ideas that would be perfect for taking those music loving mums through the day.

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Why not wake her up to the sweet sounds of the Evoke D4 digital/FM radio (£129.99). This stylish radio comes in a luxurious Oak or Walnut finish and comes with a SnoozeHandle to help her get that few extra minutes in bed.

 

 

 

 

After creeping downstairs to the kitchen for breakfast, she coulEvoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_Clementine_Front (1)d be greeted by the designer brightness of the Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely  (£149.99). The retro styling is very ‘now’ and there are four bold designs to choose from which are sure to brighten up her day.

 

She can also connect her iPod/MP3 player and there’s a kitchen timer to help deliver those culinary masterpieces.

Evoke D2

 

With a compact footprint, the Evoke D2 with Bluetooth (£99) is perfect for popping in the bathroom or on a shelf  in the shower room so she can continue to listen in peace whilst getting ready for the day (or soaking in the bath at end of it)! With Bluetooth connectivity, she can play music from her phone or tablet wirelessly and really relax.

 

 

The Jongo T2 (£129.99)Jongo_T2_StereoPair_RadiantOrchid multiroom speaker  is the ideal choice if mum is after  a convenient and versatile way to listen to her favourite tunes. Incredibly easy to set up, she can use it on its own or in pairs for stereo synchronisation for great wireless sound around the home. Not only that but she can personalise the look of the speakers by adding a coloured grille to match the mood or room setting. Our ’Neutral’ collection features Nettle, Sandstone, Salted Caramel and Slate whilst the ’Vibrant’ colour collection comprises Vermillion, Royal Blue, Cayenne and Lilac.

Categories: Gift guides

05 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Name Me to Win Me

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In our latest competition we’re giving you the chance to win one of our Evoke D2s- simply name the kitten to win! A digital and Fm radio, our Evoke D2s are packed full of features and avaliable in Walnut and Oak finishes, or if you fancy adding Bluetooth there’s our Glacier and Domino models.

You can enter on our Facebook page, and by doing so agree to the Ts&Cs below. The competition closes on Friday 7th March at 8pm. Good luck!

Competition Rules

  1. This competition starts at 10.00am GMT on the 5th March 2014 and will run continuously until 8.00pm GMT on 7th  March 2014, when the competition closes.
  2. Entrants will be required to comment on Pure’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PURE), with a suggested name for the kitten featured in Pure’s ‘viral video’.
  3. The winner will be the entrant who is determined by our judging panel (acting in its absolute discretion) to have submitted the best answer.
  4. The prize is a ‘Walnut’ Evoke D2. There will also be 3 runner-up prizes of a bag of Pure and cat goodies each
  5. The winner will be asked to provide pictures of themselves with the prize for use on our social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest).
  6. Each winner will be contacted via social media and announced on Pure’s Facebook page and blog insider.pure.com on or around 10th March 2014.
  7. This Evoke D2 competition is subject to the Standard Competition Terms and Conditions set out below.

Standard Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is: Imagination Technologies Limited, Imagination House, Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8LZ (“we”, “us” or “our”).
  2. Your entry in the competition constitutes your acceptance of these legally binding terms and conditions.
  3. In order to be eligible to win, you must:
    1. be over 18 years of age and resident in the UK;
    2. have access to the internet; and
    3. not be one of our employees or an employee of our associated companies (including their family/household members).
    4. Only one entry per person is permitted, unless otherwise stated. Automated entries will be invalidated, including multiple entries from the same IP address or telephone number range.
    5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received by us.
    6. Names of the winners may be used by us for promotional and publicity purposes, unless you otherwise notify us at the time of submitting your entry.  Winners may be requested to take part in or co-operate with reasonable publicity.
    7. Your personal data will be used strictly to administer the competition or otherwise only with your consent and will be handled in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
    8. No cash alternative or alternative prize(s) are available on request but in the event the advertised competition prize(s) are unavailable we reserve the right to offer alternative prize(s) of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable.
    9. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand and agree that you are providing your information to us and not to Facebook. By entering the competition, you release Facebook from any action or claim arising out of the competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the competition must be directed to us, not Facebook.
    10. We will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in a competition. By participating in the competition, to the extent permissible by law you release us from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to the acceptance of any prizes in connection with your participation in the promotion. Nothing in this clause shall act so as to exclude our liability for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence.  We are not liable in the event that any portion of the promotion is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control.
    11. We may, at our sole discretion, disqualify you from the competition on the basis of any fraudulent, rude, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate behaviour.
    12. Our decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    13. These terms and conditions are governed by English law.
Categories: Competition

03 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Don’t You Dare Call Me Cute…

Last week Pure headed to London to shoot our latest video to showcase our  Evoke D2s, and were joined by an adorable actor. catty

We arrived and were immediately cooing over the British Blue kitten, who came from animal agency, A1 animals.  She was  filmed doing a number of things throughout the day and provided us with some lovely shots, even if she was a little sleepy at the end of it!

Our new ‘Don’t You Dare Call Me Cute’ video can be viewed here.

Our Evoke D2 DAB/FM radios are packed full of features including alarms, iPod inputs and kitchen timers. The Domino and Glacier models also come with Bluetooth capability so you can play music directly from you phone or tablet. Check out all four versions on our website.

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Categories: In Focus

25 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Get ready for Pancake Day!

Making pancakes for the family on 4th March? Need something upbeat to cook to?

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With a cheerful kitchen radio at hand to deliver whichever genre of music you’re into, rushing home from work to whip up a gourmet selection of pancakes needn’t be a chore. Many of our radios have kitchen timers too so you don’t need to worry about burning your creations! Our Evoke Mio range also comes in a variety of colours so you can match your kitchen accessories or make a colour statement.

 

So crank up the tunes and get flipping! Here’s our recipe for the perfect pancake:

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• 300g self-raising flour

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 1 tbsp caster sugar

• 2 medium eggs

• 1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve

• 300ml milk

1. To make the pancakes, out and tip the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl with a small pinch of salt. Crack in the eggs and whisk until smooth. Add the maple syrup and milk while whisking.

2. Heat a splash of oil and a small knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan until sizzling. Add a spoonful of batter to make pancakes the size you like. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side. Eat straight away or keep warm in a low oven while you cook another batch.

And for the toppings……..Oranges and lemons and sugar!

Suggested pancake soundtrack:

Tori Amos – Pancake

Craig David – What’s Your Flava?

Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes

Rolling Stones – Brown sugar

For more information on our colourful Evoke Mio radios visit www.pure.com

 

 

 

Categories: In Focus

24 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Digital radio arrives in France

Eiffel tower, Paris. FranceAfter several years of testing in the cities of Lyon, Marseille and Nantes, France is now looking forward to the launch of digital radio in three cities and their surrounding areas: Paris, Marseille and Nice.

Le Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) announced that radio stations will start broadcasting on the digital radio platform in these areas from 20th June, 2014. Testing will continue in Lyon and Nantes and the CSA will be publishing further details of the digital radio roll out.

Laura Klauck-de-Branche, Pure’s country manager for France & BeNeLux said, “Pure has been in the French market since 2009 and has supported the digital radio roll out in France from the outset. Pure was also the first brand available in France to supply products which support both the DAB+ and DMB standards chosen for the territory. We’ve supported all the tests in Lyon, Nantes and Marseille with investment, marketing, events and product training and are now fully supporting the official launches in Paris, Marseille, and Nice.”

Pure Evoke D4 with BluetoothAccording to Audiencenet (2013), radio is still very popular in France with 77% of the French tuning in almost every day. The radio is the preferred device when consuming radio (30% of users) and is far ahead of the computer (18%), stereo (16%) and mobile phone or smartphone (9%).

The digital radio launch will give radio listeners in France better reception with interference-free, crystal clear sound quality. Users in Lyon and Nantes are already benefitting from national digital radio stations such as Radio Nova, YES FM, Radio FG, Latina FM and RFI with those living in Marseille, Paris and Nice soon being able to enjoy a wider choice of stations with the ability to search easily for their favourite content. Scrolling text on the screens of digital radio will also provide additional information such as the name of a song and an artist or sports results.

Laura’s favourite digital radio stations in France that users should look out for are Crooner, Raje, Radio Nova, Radio FG and Qui FM.

Look out for more blog posts from @Pure_Insider around the launch in France and more news from around the globe.

Categories: In Focus,News

14 February 2014 ~ Comments Off

Winter is coming to Kings Langley

This week the quiet town of Kings Langley, home to Pure and all it’s engineers, will be transformed into Kings Landing to celebrate the launch of the Game Of Thrones season three on DVD. For two weeks only, the village will officially be known as Kings Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms in the TV show. We’re offering fans the chance to win a Pure Evoke D4 Glacier, by creating the best house motto for us here at Pure. The house name is Glacier- we’re just missing the motto. There are loads of ways you can get involved and the winner will be announced on 24th February 2014.

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To enter, you can email us your answer to social@pure.com, or tweet us using the hastag #purekingslanding. Or, if you’re one of the fans coming from near and far to Kings Langley over the next couple of weeks, pop into Dalling and Co, where someone will be waiting to take your answer.

For some inspiration take a look at our website and for other house mottos from the show click here. 

Competition Rules

  1. This competition starts at 10.00am GMT on the 15th February 2014 and will run continuously until 11.59pm GMT on 24th Feb 2014, when the competition closes.
  2. Entrants will be required to tweet @PURE_Insider or comment on Pure’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PURE), with the hashtag “#PureKingsLanding” along with the participant’s idea for a new Game of Thrones house motto for House Glacier.
  3. The winner will be selected by our judging panel in its absolute discretion, based on the creativity of answer.
  4. The prize is a ‘Glacier’ Evoke D4 with Bluetooth. N.B. The winning entry will not be used in the Game of Thrones television series.
  5. The winner will be asked to provide pictures of themselves with the prize for use on our social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest).
  6. Each winner will be contacted via social media and announced on Pure’s Facebook page and blog insider.pure.com on or around 25th February 2014.
  7. This Game of Thrones competition is subject to the Standard Competition Terms and Conditions set out below.

Standard Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is: Imagination Technologies Limited, Imagination House, Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8LZ (“we”, “us” or “our”).
  2. We are not in any way affiliated with Game of Thrones or Home Box Office (HBO). The ‘Game of Thrones’ trade mark is used in connection with this competition with consent of HBO.
  3. Your entry in the competition constitutes your acceptance of these legally binding terms and conditions.
  4. In order to be eligible to win, you must:
    1. be over 18 years of age and resident in the UK;
    2. have access to the internet; and
    3. not be one of our employees or an employee of our associated companies (including their family/household members).
    4. Only one entry per person is permitted, unless otherwise stated. Automated entries will be invalidated, including multiple entries from the same IP address or telephone number range.
    5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received by us.
    6. Names of the winners may be used by us for promotional and publicity purposes, unless you otherwise notify us at the time of submitting your entry.  Winners may be requested to take part in or co-operate with reasonable publicity.
    7. Your personal data will be used strictly to administer the competition or otherwise only with your consent and will be handled in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
    8. No cash alternative or alternative prize(s) are available on request but in the event the advertised competition prize(s) are unavailable we reserve the right to offer alternative prize(s) of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable.
    9. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand and agree that you are providing your information to us and not to Facebook. By entering the competition, you release Facebook from any action or claim arising out of the competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the competition must be directed to us, not Facebook.
    10. We will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in a competition. By participating in the competition, to the extent permissible by law you release us from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to the acceptance of any prizes in connection with your participation in the promotion. Nothing in this clause shall act so as to exclude our liability for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence.  We are not liable in the event that any portion of the promotion is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control.
    11. We may, at our sole discretion, disqualify you from the competition on the basis of any fraudulent, rude, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate behaviour.
    12. Our decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    13. These terms and conditions are governed by English law.

 

Good luck!

For Ts&Cs please see below.

Categories: Product Launches

07 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Celebrate Opera day with Pure

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Whether you’re passionate about Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, or Mozart there’s no better time to celebrate your passion for opera than Opera Day on 8th Feb. If you have yet to give opera a try, today is the perfect day to begin.

Of course there’s nothing like experiencing the real thing but whilst at home why not surf the Pure Connect app or website for complete opera scores and listen to the melodramatic intensity of Rigoletto or the beautifully romantic La Traviata? If you’re new to opera then why not try the comic and light hearted L’Elisir d’Amore?

Jongo_Stereo_T4_GoblinBlueBy streaming the music from your phone or tablet to our Jongo multiroom music system, you can create the perfect atmosphere and you can even pair speakers and listen in stereo to add to the drama.  For more information, please visit www.pureconnect.com and www.pure.com/wireless

Categories: Product Launches

07 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Win a pair of Jongos for your Valentine

So Valentine’s Day has crept up once again, and whilst some of us can’t bear the thought of a whole day devoted to hearts, chocolate and candlelit dinners, we’re all for sharing the love.

That’s why we’re running a twitter competition this week offering everyone the chance to win two Jongo T2s, with the winner being announced on 16th February.  To enter, all you need to do is tweet us using the #sharethejongolurve and tag someone you love. It doesn’t even need to be a spouse, if you’ve got a family or a friend who you want to spread the love to then tweet away! The winner will be selected at random from everyone who uses the hashtag.

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Two Jongo T2s can be perfectly paired together to create great sound across the house- simply connect your speaker to Wi-Fi, download the free Pure Connect app and you’re ready to go! The app transforms your smartphone or tablet into the ultimate audio remote control to play all your music and radio.

We’ve also got a Valentines feature on Pure Connect packed with the best love songs, and make sure you’re keeping an eye out for our Valentine’s video- for some perfect inspiration for using your Jongos.

So synchronise perfectly with Jongo this valentines, and share the Jongo love!

See below for Terms and Conditions.

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Valentines Competition

  1. This competition starts at 10.00am GMT on the 7th February 2014 and will run continuously until 11.59pm GMT on 14th February 2014, when the competition closes.
  2. Entrants will be required to tweet tagging someone they love (any other twitter user) and use the hashtag ‘#ShareTheJongoLurve’
  3. The winner will be selected at random from the list of people who has used the hashtag ‘#ShareTheJongoLurve’ and will win two Jongo T2s (RRP £129.99 each)
  4. The winner will be required to share a picture of themselves with their prize once received that can be used on social media
  5. The winner will be contacted via Twitter and asked to contact Pure to provide address details to the prize
  6. The winner will be announced on all Pure social media channels.
  7. This “Share the Jongo Love” competition is subject to the Standard Competition Terms and Conditions set out below.

Standard Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is: Imagination Technologies Limited, Imagination House, Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8LZ (“we”, “us” or “our”).
  2. Your entry in the competition constitutes your acceptance of these legally binding terms and conditions.
  3. In order to be eligible to win, you must:

a)     be over 18 years of age and resident in the UK;

b)    have access to the internet; and

c)     not be one of our employees or an employee of our associated companies (including their family/household members).

  1. Only one entry per person is permitted, unless otherwise stated. Automated entries will be invalidated, including multiple entries from the same IP or telephone number range.
  2. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received by us.
  3. Names of the winners may be used by us for promotional and publicity purposes, unless you otherwise notify us at the time of submitting your entry.  Winners may be requested to take part in or co-operate with reasonable publicity.
  4. Your personal data will be used strictly to administer the competition or otherwise only with your consent and will be handled in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
  5. No cash alternative or alternative prize(s) are available on request but in the event the advertised competition prize(s) are unavailable we reserve the right to offer alternative prize(s) of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable.
  6. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand and agree that you are providing your information to us and not to Facebook. By entering the competition, you release Facebook from any action or claim arising out of the competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the competition must be directed to us, not Facebook.
  7. We will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in a competition. By participating in the competition, to the extent permissible by law you release us from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to the acceptance of any prizes in connection with your participation in the promotion. Nothing in this clause shall act so as to exclude our liability for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence.  We are not liable in the event that any portion of the promotion is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control.
  8. We may, at our sole discretion, disqualify you from the competition on the basis of any fraudulent, rude, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate behaviour.
  9. Our decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. These terms and conditions are governed by English law.
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