Product: Pure Oasis Digital Radio
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For years I've been frustrated by lousy radio reception when I'm doing a spot of gardening or DIY. As I moved about, the reception went and I ended up retuning, then deciding that I needed new batteries. Now, I have the solution - my new Pure Oasis Digital Radio, the perfect shed radio with a long-lasting rechargeable battery.
Providing that you are within the 85 per cent of the UK population that can currently receive digital radio, you get a crystal-clear signal. It is just the right size, only 23cm tall, but still has a decent speaker that can pump out high-quality sound. It has an aluminium case with a rim of rubber on the base and front, but is still suitably rugged for moving out and about the house. All the buttons are recessed to protect them and it's weatherproof too, so if the heavens open it's not going to matter.
I have used its socket for headphones with a cassette adapter to listen to a digital radio in the car. That's the only way to get clear Five Live reception on the move because analogue reception in the car is often dire. So for sports fans, this is a must.
The manufacturer claims the battery gives 15 hours of use, though I have so far only managed about 10. That's my only quibble, but I still love it.
Dispensing GPs have a chance to win a Pure Oasis Digital Radio. Go to the survey page at www.healthcarerepublic.com/surveys and complete the survey.
Dr Shaun O'Connell, a GP in Selby, North Yorkshire