However, you don’t necessarily need those features — particularly since you can stream music from the internet on your phone these days.
The VQ Blighty portable digital radio even comes with a set of headphones. You can continue to use your own headphones if you prefer.
However, VQ recommends staying away from headphones with an included microphone, as this can harm the reception.
VQ Blighty portable digital radio review: Performance
A portable radio that looks good is a great investment. Aesthetically, the VQ Blighty is certainly a cut above some of the other pocket radios that we’ve seen.
However, there’s a lot more to a great radio system than how it looks.
The Blighty promises high-quality British engineering and design, which means that you can rest assured that you’re going to get relatively good signal quality and sound performance.
The audio is solid and detailed, even at high volumes. Although there’s a bit of a top-heavy issue with the bass, you’re unlikely to be upset by this unless you’re a true audiophile.
In our opinion, this portable radio will be better with a set of really good headphones. The headset bundled in with the radio is fine – but these headphones aren’t going to show you what the Blighty can do.
From an ease-of-use perspective, there’s nothing to grumble about with the Blighty. These portable radios feel intuitive and easy to use from the moment that you turn them on.
The volume and mode buttons react quickly, and the battery lasts for up to 10 hours, giving you plenty of time.
The only downside is that finding a signal can be a little tricky.
On the plus side, if you do have any problems, you can always turn to the VQ team for help. The supper team is excellent, and they even package the Blighty portable radio with a 3-year warranty – just in case.
VQ Blighty portable digital radio review: Verdict
At about £40, the VQ Blighty portable digital radio isn’t the best radio product that we’ve ever seen.
However, it is one of the best value for money options. If you’re looking for a radio that fits seamlessly into your pocket and looks great too – then you can’t go wrong with this device.
It’s easy to use, intuitive, and packed with functionality that’s surprisingly good when you consider the price tag.
What’s more, the VQ Blighty has a sense of style that often goes unconsidered with most pocket-sized radios.
Just remember to use your own headphones if you want to really see what this machine can do.