I feel like I’m writing about my families love of music a lot at the moment. With a daughter who plays the flute beautifully, and reads music. I am so proud of her achievements, she doing really well with her music. My husband (aka the Tall Fella) who is a bass player, and loves an eclectic selection of music genres. Even my youngest (6) is never without music around her. She is currently addicted to Greece the musical, and has the soundtrack on a loop whenever we are home. When we are in the car its a bit a scrum who chooses the station, as our tastes are quite different, but we always have the radio or some kind of music on, no matter what!
Christie is a DAB+ FM Radio & NFC – Bluetooth Speaker
When we were offered a View Quest Christie digital radio (£99) to review, I knew I would have to say yes. Its perfect for when we are in the garden eating alfresco, having a picnic or BBQ. As you can see it can be use portrait or landscape because of the rotating display. When we aren’t using it outside though, its found its home near my desk, well until Tall Dad realises anyway, as he has his eye on it.
The Christie comes in so many colour ways, 11 in fact, including cream, emerald green and hot pink, so a great if you need something to go with a particular decor colour. I opted for red which goes really well with Cath Kidston Cowboy picnic blanket. 😉
The quality of sound is brilliant, even my sound geek husband was impressed. Here are some of the specifics:
Number of speakers: 1
Total power (w): 10
Speaker unit diameter: 3”
Wooden case for quality acoustic sound: Yes
It can also be connected to bluetooth :
Bluetooth compatible: YES
Near field communication: YES
View Quest App compatible: NO
Wi-Fi / Internet: NO
3.5mm Aux-in: YES
USB Port: YES
Headphone socket: YES
It looks and feels like its a quality item. A big bonus for me is that its a UK designed radio, the styling of it being quite retro really appeals to me.
AC power supply: N/A
DC power supply: 5V/2A
Battery operated: YES
Battery life: Upto 36hrs (standby)
No. of batteries required: 1
Battery type: Rechargeable VQ Battery Pack (optional)
LCD Screen: 2.4″ LCD (Rotating)
Leatherette wrap: YES
Designed in the UK: YES
Warranty: 1 year
We were also given the accessory pack (£29.99) which comprises of a rechargeable battery pack and removable carry case in cream leatherette. I’m going to take some more photographs of this in use, as we are going to use it all the time I’m sure. I just love it. I was daydreaming I was a 1950’s girl meeting up with friends to listen to Rock and Roll.
- Rechargeable battery pack delivers runtimes of 16hrs (battery runtime can be longer or shorter depending on function and volume)
- An extended 36hrs runtime on standby mode.
Disclaimer : I was given a Christie and accessory pack in order to write this review, it is however an honest review and my own words.