Pure Siesta Mi Series 2 Review

The Pure Siesta Mi Series 2 is a bedside alarm clock FM/DAB radio that lets you set two independent alarms. The radio has a dimmable display to prevent it keeping you awake at night. It’s available in either black or white. Let’s take a closer look…

Features

  • FM/DAB radio
  • LCD display with automatic brightness adjustment
  • Dual alarm clock with a choice of either a buzzer sound, FM or DAB radio
  • Snooze and sleep timers
  • Save 16 preset stations
  • Power-saving standby mode

Dimensions: 14.5 cm wide x 14 cm deep x 5 cm high
Weight: 499 g

Performance

Alarm clock

With the Siesta Mi Series 2, you can set two independent alarms, for example one for weekdays and another for weekends. The volume gradually increases, and you can choose between waking up to a standard alarm sounds or FM or DAB radio. The screen automatically dims in the dark, making it good for a bedside table.

When you switch the radio on for the first time, it will automatically set the correct time using the DAB radio. The clock can be set to either 12 hour or 24 hour format.  The alarms are easy to set, and you can easily cancel them if you wake up early.

Power

This radio plugs into the mains using a standard UK plug. It can’t be powered using batteries, though it does have an internal battery to keep the time accurate and remember your preset stations in case of a power cut.

Display

The LCD display automatically dims when it’s dark, but it can’t be turned off completely. However, the display dims very low so it shouldn’t disturb you at night.

Sound quality

Small radios such as the Pure Siesta Mi Series 2 rarely sound very good, and this radio is no different. In fact, the Siesta Mi Series 2 sounds particularly bad, meaning it’s only really acceptable for speech stations like Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live rather than music stations.

Pros

  • Very easy to use
  • Buttons are soft and easy to push down
  • Display dims automatically and isn’t too bright at night

Cons

  • Sound quality is quite poor
  • No headphone socket
  • No USB port for charging phones and other devices

Verdict

If you’re most interested in the Pure Siesta Mi Series 2 for its alarm clock, it could be a good choice. As long as you don’t plan to spend a lot of time listening to the radio, the Siesta Mi Series 2 is effective and easy to use as an alarm clock. However, its speaker sounds worse than that of most other alarm clock radios at this price point, and the radio lacks several useful features such as USB charging that several other alarm clock radios offer.

Similar radios

Another Pure alarm clock radio to consider is the Pure Siesta Rise, which has better sounds quality and lets you adjust the treble and bass settings.

Since Pure radios are relatively expensive, you might want to consider a cheaper alarm clock radio like the Madingley Hall DAB Bedside Radio, which offers FM/DAB radio, two alarms and two USB charging points to charge your phone overnight.

For more recommendations, read our roundup of the best alarm clock radios.

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