VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio Review

VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio Review

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This pretty radio comes in a choice of 19 different designs, including solid colours and patterns. The VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio is a small and stylish FM/DAB radio that could work well in a kitchen or bedroom.

One of this radio’s best features it that it can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to stream music or other audio from your phone. You could use it to listen to music from Spotify or YouTube through the radio’s speaker.

Let’s look at the VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio in more detail.


  • FM/DAB/DAB+ radio
  • Mains or battery powered using 4 AA batteries
  • Bluetooth for wirelessly streaming audio from a phone or other device
  • Clock
  • Dual alarms (you can set one for weekdays and another for weekends)
  • Snooze function
  • MyEQ adjustable equalisation

Dimensions: 14.7 cm wide x 10.5 cm deep x 22.4 cm high
Weight: 948 g


  • Intuitive design makes it very easy to use
  • Takes rechargeable AA batteries
  • Feels solid and firm
  • Comes in a vintage-design box, making it ideal as a present
  • Attractive design


  • It might be hard for you to choose the colour you want as there’s so much choice!
  • Sometimes the sound is quite muffled
  • Sometimes DAB stations suddenly drop out for a second
  • Equaliser setting returns to the default when you put the radio on standby
  • Back light can’t be completely turned off, so it might disturb you if have it next to your bed
  • Some customers have complained that their radio stopped working after a few months


The VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio is very stylish and looks amazing, but it seems to have some manufacturing flaws. The sound could be clearer, and some models appear to be faulty as multiple customers have complained that theirs stopped working within a few months.

Overall, the VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio is one of the best looking DAB radios around, and should make a stylish addition to your kitchen or bedroom.

Similar radios

If you’re not sure about the VQ Retro Mini radio, check out this list of the best kitchen radios. If you like this radio’s retro design, you should consider one of these other retro radios or read our roundup of the world’s most beautiful radios.

If you want something larger and more substantial, the VQ Retro Mk II Digital Radio is a larger version of the VQ Retro Mini. It features dual speakers and doubles up as an iPhone docking station.

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