OXX Pocket DAB+ digital radio

OXX Digital Pocket review: An impressive portable digital radio that comes bundled with great earphones

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  • Expert Rating

    4.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)

Pros

  • Great headphones, easy to operate, sturdy design

Cons

  • No internal rechargeable battery

Bottom Line

The OXX Digital Pocket is the best portable digital radio that we've reviewed and it's bundled with great a-Jays earphones. It's also good value.

Would you buy this?

The OXX Digital Pocket is exactly what a portable digital radio should be: FM-capable as well as supporting DAB+ radio, easy to use, compact, durable and able to provide good reception. To top it off, it's also bundled with a pair of a-Jays One earphones.

It's similar in design and operation to the Bush Walker digital radio, but the OXX Digital Pocket is a superior product.

Unlike the Bush Walker, which seemed slightly flimsy and fragile, the Pocket feels sturdy in your hand, with the entire back cover finished in matte black plastic. The front of the Pocket has the same layout as the Bush Walker, with simple buttons and a backlit dual-line LCD. Scanning for stations, setting presets and adjusting volume and station is a breeze.

The Pocket is operated by two AA batteries so a pair of rechargeable batteries will save you money if you listen to the radio regularly. Reception was excellent when we tested it in the Sydney CBD, with both digital and FM stations clear and audible.

The bundling of Jays' entry level a-Jays One earphones is a huge incentive for people to buy the OXX Digital Pocket DAB+ digital radio. Although the earphones provided with the Bush Walker and Grundig Roam are adequate, the a-Jays One earphones blows them away. The bass is not too overpowering, with mid and treble tones crystal clear. The a-Jays One headphones also have a tangle-free cord and five pairs of silicone sleeves that do a great job of filtering out background noise.

We were very impressed with the OXX Digital Pocket DAB+ digital radio — we think it is the best portable digital radio to have passed through our Test Centre.

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wendy corbett

1

My oxx digital pocket radio has swithed over to FM and I cannot get it back AM. Please help.

Ziggy

2

I had this radio in the Jaycar branded case, as it is obvious an OEM device that is available under various brand names, with slight cosmetic changes to the fascia. It's an excellent radio with very good performance. Unfortunately my radio was destroyed in a mishap.

The prices vary wildly, depending where you look. I just purchased the Thomson branded radio for $39.99 plus delivery, but I have seen the same radio for sale up to $79.99 and more.

If you want to purchase this radio under whatever brand it is marketed under, don't be fooled into paying a high price for it. Look around and you should get it for around $40 or so.

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Jan Trow

4.0

1

Pros
Size, clarity (it's digital!), tactility of case.
Cons
Chews batteries. Fresh alkaline approx 6 hrs, rechargables 4 hrs new, 2 hr if old. Headsets are really only average (they are the base model.)
• • •

Great packability and portability. Awkward to stow on an outfit with no pockets. Obscure scan tuning procedure, needed when you change city (why I'm here, looking for a manual). Most early digital radios require a lot of power, and are mains drive usually. The latest digital radios are showing less drain, but that's only relative :~?

wendy corbett

5.0

2

Pros
oxx digital radio
Cons
goodness knows
• • •

Love my Oxx pocket sized digital radio. Fabulous sound. Don't understand why it uses up more battery power than my Sony Walkman. Can anyone explain this to me? Wendy

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