Highway is a unique, easy to fit in-car digital radio that also enables you to listen to your iPod/MP3 player.
Powered from the in-car power socket and easily attached to your windscreen with a removable flexible mount (just like sat nav) Highway receives digital radio stations and transmits them to your car radio on a free FM frequency. Simply tune your car radio to the FM frequency shown on Highway's display to listen to digital radio or your iPod/MP3 player.
Digital radio brings you more stations including BBC 7, BBC Five Live Sports Extra, Planet Rock and theJazz. National AM stations such as talkSPORT, Absolute Radio and BBC Five Live are also broadcast in crisp, clear digital-quality audio.
Highway is packed with great, easy-to-use features such as ReVu to pause and skip back through live digital radio, quickSCAN to find free FM transmission frequencies, and 4 FM transmission presets (synchronize these with your car radio's FM presets to make avoiding interference a breeze). You can even take Highway from the car when your journey's over and carry on listening using headphones. (Headphones not included.)
Whether you want to enjoy the digital stations in-car that you do at home, listen to your iPod/MP3 player on the move, or just discover digital radio, Highway brings a lot more entertainment to your journey.
Radio: Digital. UK products receive DAB; non-UK products receive DAB/DAB+.
FM transmit range: 87.6-107.9 MHz
Input connectors: 5V mini USB DC power adaptor socket (also for software upgrades). 3.5 mm aux-in, 2.5mm aerial connector.
Output connectors: 3.5mm stereo output for headphones.
Controls: Tune, Select, Lock, Menu, Play/Pause, Rewind, quickSCAN, 4 dedicated one-touch presets, 1 combined preset.
Presets: 20 digital and 4 FM transmit.
LCD display: Green backlit LCD display with 16 x 2 characters, function icons (volume, battery life, time, signal strength and stereo) and clock.
In-car power supply: 12-24V DC to 5V DC (0.5A) mini USB power adapter.
Battery power supply: 2 AA batteries (not supplied) provide up to 7 hours portable listening. (Based on DAB listening. Other functions may vary.)
Approvals Hereby, Pure, declares that Highway VL-60905 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity may be consulted at R&TTE DoC
Dimensions: 122mm wide x 70mm tall x 29mm deep.
Aerial: High-sensitivity adhesive windscreen mount aerial. Headphones act as an aerial when connected in handheld mode (headphones not supplied).
Warranty: Comprehensive two year warranty.
The Highway DAB radio from PURE brings crystal clear radio on four wheels without the expense and hassle of getting a whole new system fitted.The Daily Mail - January '12
PURE Highway, a simple, clean cigar-lighter-add-on unitMobile Electronics News - November '11 Bronze award
[...] the audio quality is excellent whether listening to DAB or an iPod plugged into the unit [...]
One word: Wow! Indeed, the robustness of the signal that we'd anticipated proved not to be a disappointment.
Audio quality is excellent...a good quality DAB radio at a reasonable price and with no hassle involved in fitting a new unit.
The sound quality was extremely good 5/5 StarsTruck & Driver Magazine - June '08
Yes, the digital age is here!
The sound quality is excellent and the ReVu button allows you to pause and even skip back through live radio and is simple to use. You can take the Highway wherever you go. It's great to use in the home with a pair of earphones, you can take Highway anywhere.Taxi Globe - June '08
A great idea that has been well executed...and it works brilliantly
A fresh approach to an old problem always takes our judges' eye and the 2008 Product of the Year is no exception....Auto Express - May '08 Auto Express Product of the Year Award 2008
If you want in-car DAB radio then you will be hard pushed to find a better option at present, especially at this affordable price point.Computing Made Easy - Issue 124 - April '08
Despite being easy to use, Highway is also rich in features.Performance BMW - March '08
Sound quality on DAB is excellent
Pure's Highway, a really easy to install and use package, delivers all the joys of digital radio into a car. Sound quality on DAB is excellent, and the addition of the compatibility with personal music players might seem obvious, but it's no less welcome and no less useful for that. Retailing at around £70, its price is pretty keen too, and much cheaper than ripping your FM receiver out and retro fitting a completely new set-up.
In-car DAB add-on is a Pure belter
Great idea; impressive sound; easy to use; stable performance on the move; excellent value for money.What Hi-Fi? 5 Star Award
A genuinely innovative gizmo that brings great quality digital radio to your wheels for little outlayStuff Hot Buy
Choose this magnetic aerial if you prefer a roof-mounted option to the standard Highway aerial. Recommended for use in areas with marginal digital radio reception.
"When we first heard about an external aerial for the Pure Highway, we were dead excited. Why? Because we'd tried an in-car DAB receiver before, with a mounted external aerial installed. The result was rock-solid reception, even in fringe areas. The theory behind it is simple: you get 360° unobstructed reception from the network of DAB transmitters.
So we couldn't wait to test this add-on for the Highway: it was potentially a great investment if it meant the end of bubbling and screeching in areas of relatively low signal strength.
The installation of the aerial was pretty much a doddle. The aerial slipped through to the outside of the car via the passenger door. The aerial itself was mounted with the help of a strong magnet, which clutched firmly onto the roof of the car. The passenger door was then slammed shut without a problem.
Let's now discuss the performance in our tests. One word: Wow! Indeed, the robustness of the signal that we'd anticipated proved not to be a disappointment. Areas where we'd normally found the window sticker-mount aerial to struggle to pull in a good enough quality signal, we'd get at least 50% signal strength. To summarise, we'd gained an impressive improvement."