Pure said three of its new Internet/FM radios will be available for purchase online by North Americans on July 1. These are Pure’s first Internet radios for sale here.
Introduced at CES, the units are the Evoke Flow, Oasis Flow and Siesta Flow. The England-based radio manufacturer stated that its Evoke Flow was its first “truly connected” portable radio. The Internet/FM radio includes inputs for an iPod dock or additional speakers. The unit will list for $229.
The Oasis Flo is a rechargeable, weatherproof Internet/FM radio featuring a cast aluminum framework and rubber seals. Oasis Flow features a built-in rechargeable battery for hours of listening. The unit will list for $249.
The compact Siesta Flow brings Internet/FM radio to the bedside. Siesta Flow also provides access to 365 different alarm tones — one for every day of the year. There are also four independent alarms, a selection of ambient sounds to go to sleep to, plus a PowerPort that provides power to USB accessories. The unit will list for $139.
The radios have access to Pure’s proprietary radio and media portal, the Pure Lounge, enabling users to organize their favorite stations into shared folders and automatically synchronize content choices on both the radio and the online portal.
Initially, the Pure radios will be sold online at: www.Pure.com, with further retail plans and expected availability to be announced later in 2010. Pure intends to introduce two additional Internet and FM radios to this market and said pricing and availability would be announced soon.
In the United Kingdom, Pure offers some two dozen models of radios with FM and DAB reception capability, six of which also handle Internet radio. Some 20 DAB+/FM models are available from Pure in Australia, along with four DAB+/FM/Internet units.