Pure is a radio company that excels in a number of different areas.
If you want a radio that sounds and looks great, while offering things like portability, state-of-the-art modern features, and excellent connectivity, then you can’t go wrong with Pure.
One selection of products that we’re particularly fond of when it comes to Pure, is their “Rise” range.
The Rise portfolio is Pure’s unique approach to the modern alarm clock radio.
More than just a convenient way to ensure that you wake up at the right time each morning, the Siesta Rise products are fashionable, easy-to-use, and brimming with fantastic capabilities.
The Pure Siesta Rise S is the Bluetooth-enabled and connectivity enhanced version of the Pure Siesta (the flagship DAB clock radio from Pure).
Here’s your ultimate Pure Siesta Rise S review.
Pure Siesta Rise S review: Design and build
At first glance, you’d have a hard time telling the Siesta Rise S from the Pure Siesta Rise. That’s because both products are designed to give a very similar experience, though the feature set on the “S” model is a little more comprehensive.
The Pure Siesta Rise S Bluetooth alarm clock radio is one of the neatest bedside companions that we’ve seen on the market so far. Slim, sleek and lightweight, it will fit easily on virtually any countertop or chest of drawers.
Like the standard Siesta Rise, the S version of the product comes with a clean and large display at the front, where you can check your connectivity, the time, and even the channel that you’re listening to.
The innovative CrystalVue technology in the display makes it easy to see the information that you need from anywhere. Auto-dimming is also included, so you don’t have to worry about your radio keeping you awake at night.
Though the Siesta Rise doesn’t have the eye-catching silhouette of some of the larger products in the Pure line, such as the Evoke C-D6, it’s exactly what most people would be looking for from an alarm clock radio.
This is a product that’s compact, easy-to-use, and attractive enough that you’ll keep your inner interior designer happy too.
Pure Siesta Rise S review: Features
Products from Pure are rarely designed for aesthetics alone.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect rechargeable DAB radio or the ultimate home sound system, you can expect Pure to deliver on both image and performance.
The Siesta Rise S is a relatively basic DAB radio, but it still comes with all of the features the modern listener might need.
With the Siesta Rise S on your bedside table, you’ll have access to handy features like a sleep timer, which puts your radio into standby mode after a certain period of time.
We loved this feature, as many of the experts here at Radio Fidelity like listening to music as we fall asleep. Additionally, there are 3 alarms included, with the option to wake up to a standard tone or your favourite radio station.
The Pure Siesta Rise S Bluetooth radio is more than just an alarm clock. There’s also 20 stations presets built into this device too, so you can find the music or programs you want to listen to in seconds!
For around £90, you’ll get features like:
FM, DAB, and DAB+ radio
USB power port for mobile phone charging
Auto-dimming CrystalVue display
Multiple alarms (3)
Wake up to radio or a unique tone
Bluetooth streaming compatibility
20 station pre-sets
Intuitive buttons for easy use
One particularly impressive feature that we enjoyed during our Siesta Rise S review, was the inclusion of a USB power port in the radio device itself.
This means that you don’t have to struggle with finding an extra outlet down the back of your bedside table. You can plug your phone straight into your radio when you go to sleep at night to keep it charged.
Additionally, like the other DAB alarm clocks from Pure, the Siesta Rise S comes with a 3-year warranty for sensational peace of mind.
Pure Siesta Rise S review: Performance
When it comes to choosing the best alarm clock radio, Pure offers unbeatable performance in virtually every regard.
The Pure Siesta Rise S DAB clock radio brings you high-detail, high-quality sound, combined with a wide selection of stations to listen to, and a convenient alarm functionality.
Often, when you’re buying the right DAB alarm clock, it can be hard to find something that hasn’t just had radio thrown in as an after-thought.
When we were exploring the features of the Pure Siesta Rise S, it was clear to see that this product was designed as a radio first, and an alarm second.
The device will automatically find the closest stations for you and provide a high quality of sound during every listening experience.
At the same time, you don’t have to compromise on excellent alarm performance either.
The USB port will keep your phone charged while you sleep, and one of three alarms can wake you up each morning. There’s also an adjustable snooze and sleep timer included.
Pure Siesta Rise S review: Verdict
A DAB alarm clock radio complete with Bluetooth streaming, USB charging, and a sensational dimmable display – the Pure Siesta Rise S is a fantastic addition to any bedroom.
So much more than your standard alarm clock, this product will give you a fantastic listening experience when you’re looking for music to help you drift off at night.
At the same time, the dimmable display and sleep timers will ensure you’re not disturbed during the night.
Although the Pure Siesta Rise S Bluetooth radio is a little more expensive than some other alarm clock solutions on the market, we think that this product is well worth the price.