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Here at Anglia Tool Centre we stock a variety of DAB & Bluetooth radios. Having both of these functions gives you the best of both worlds when choosing what to listen to on the job.
Makita recently joined a number of big brands in releasing their first DAB & Bluetooth radio – which we reviewed here – joining the likes of Festool, Makita and Hikoki. We take a look at their respective radios and the features they have to offer. Firstly, however, what are the main benefits of DAB & Bluetooth connectivity?
Though well documented by now, it is still worth mentioning that DAB gives you a greater choice of stations. From BBC talk shows to commercial radio music channels and everything in between, you will always be spoilt for choice with DAB radio.
Add Bluetooth to the mix and depth goes up another notch. Connecting your mobile device to the radio gives you ability to customise your playlists and podcasts to your heart’s content. There are even some brand-specific apps designed to enhance your listening experience.
One of the Festool BR10 radio’s bonuses is it is very lightweight. It won’t get in the way of your work. Combine that with its compact design and flexible, unbreakable antenna and it’s fair to say it represents fantastic value for money.
Additionally, the DMR112 radio is extremely robust and therefore able to endure tough environments, while its IP64 rating means it can easily withstand construction site conditions, including dust and rain.
The compartment in the centre of the Hikoki radio protects your smartphone and keeps it in place, whilst allowing the user to control functionality through the buttons on the radio. This feature along with an easy to use interface provides greater music integration and control, whilst keeping your smartphone protected from dust and breakage on the job site.
Furthermore, the TSTAK radio was the first job site radio to offer dedicated iOS and Android apps giving you remote control from the palm of your hand, providing great convenience to the user. Its compatibility with other TSTAK items only adds to its appeal.
In conclusion, the four DAB & Bluetooth radios mentioned above are all in demand for good reason. As well as boasting both popular functions they share other impressive features, including USB ports to charge phones and other devices. There are also enough subtle touches from brand to brand to give each radio its own identity.
See them for yourself at one of our showrooms. Alternatively, take a look at our DAB & Bluetooth radios here. Order before 17.30 for next working day delivery.
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