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My previous radio conked out on me so I had a look for a new one. Old one was only FM so I thought maybe it was time to make the jump to digital. After doing a bit of research I came across the VQ retro mini. It’s quite cheap so I didn’t know if i should expect a lot from it. But other reviewers seem to rate it so I thought I would give it a shot.
As a design statement alone it’s well worth it. It is very solidly put together, unlike some other radios I’ve owned in the past. A decent bit of weight to it but not enough to stop you carrying it around easily. I’m a big fan of the 80s design, this was one of the things that swayed it for me. The feet on the bottom are nice and sturdy too so its less likely to get bumped over.
It’s a bluetooth speaker as well… for me that made it great value for money because it does two things. You can listen to the radio and use it as a radio alarm, but it’s also easy to play your own music through the speaker too. Lots of choice with digital radio so I’ve not had much need for the bluetooth yet but I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it in the long run.
+Very good sound from a small radio, my old one was a fair bit bigger than this and the retro mini sounds a lot better
+Well designed, solid case and looks very nice on my bedside table
+Bluetooth makes it even better value for money
-No battery pack option- it takes rechargeable AAs which are technically cheaper than a battery pack would be (VQ ones seem to be £20-25) but being able to plug the radio straight into the mains would be much more convenient
By John Grayston on 03/06/2019
Looks great on my kitchen worktop and the sound is really good! Love the blue tooth connection as well! Instructions were clear and simple.
By AshKnight on 04/06/2019
Good as a digital radio but even better is the bluetooth mode. Really easy to pair up, only takes about 5 seconds or so and holds a very strong connection with my iPhone. Definitely recommend!
By Jane Knight on 07/06/2019
It's so pretty!! Sounds great and super easy to use. It's got bluetooth as well so it's even better value for money. My only issue is the size of the print in the manual which I found hard to read even with my glasses but the radio was easy enough to set up without them. I love it!
By Jenny on 08/08/2019