The Worlds Most Beautiful Radios

The World’s Most Beautiful Radios

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Of course the way a radio sounds is important, but so is the way it looks. A stylishly designed radio can inject some glamour into any room of the house. We’ve put together a list of seven radios that look amazing.


1. Como Audio Solo


This unique radio from Como Audio was launched as a Kickstarter project and is designed by Tom DeVesto, founder of Tivoli Audio. The idea behind the Como Audio Solo is to take all of the radio formats currently available and make them accessible in one radio without the need for an app or a remote control. Some of its features include:

  • FM and DAB/DAB+ radio
  • Internet radio
  • Compatibly with Spotify, Google Cast, Amazon Dot
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • USB port for playing MP3s and other music files

It has a beautifully simple design, looking like a block of wood. The beautiful wooden box is also designed to sound great, with an acoustic chamber, a 3” woofer and a 3/4” dome tweeter.

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2. VQ Hepburn MK II

The VQ Hepburn MK II is an elegant retro DAB/FM radio that comes in a choice of 11 different colours or 5 different Emma Bridgewater patterns. Its list of modern features includes:

  • Bluetooth
  • USB charging port
  • FM and DAB digital radio

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3. VQ Bardot Bluetooth Speaker with DAB+ and FM Radio

Also made by VQ (formerly View Quest), the VQ Bardot is designed to look like a handbag, with a leather-style carrying handle emulating a handbag strap. It has a 1960s design inspired by Bridgette Bardot.

Features include:

  • FM, DAB and DAB+ radio
  • USB charging port
  • Aux-in port
  • Bluetooth

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4. Crosley Ranchero AM/FM Radio

This radio is made by Crosley Radio, an American company who seek inspiration in vintage music players for their products. The company is named after Powel Crosley, Jr, an inventor and entrepreneur who helped make the radio a household item in America in the 1920s.

The Ranchero is a stunning-looking 1950’s-style AM/FM radio. It lacks any advanced features such as Bluetooth, but could add a touch of retro class to your home.

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5. Sonoro sonoroRADIO

Sonoro sonoroRADIO

This radio from German company Sonoro is designed for the bedroom, with unique features such as nature sounds to help you get a good night’s sleep. The display adjusts itself to the level of light in the room, so it won’t keep you awake at night. The pre-installed nature sounds include crashing waves to help you fall asleep and chirping birds so you can wake up to a dawn chorus.

The sonoroRADIO’s impressive list of functions includes:

  • FM, DAB and DAB+ radio
  • 2 USB ports: one for charging and one for playback
  • Bluetooth for wireless streaming
  • Snooze and sleep functions

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6. Ruark Audio R1


This good-looking DAB radio from Ruark Audio offers impressive sound quality to match its beautiful design. It’s expensive, but you can be assured of quality. This radio was awarded 5 stars by What Hi-Fi in 2015. The Ruark Audio R1’s features include:

  • Portable if you buy the optional battery pack
  • FM RDS, DAB and DAB+ radio
  • USB charging port
  • Alarm with adjustable volume

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7. Pure Evoke D2

The Pure Evoke D2 has a similar wood-panelling design to the Ruark Audio R1, but is considerably more affordable. It features a real walnut veneer wood cabinet offset by white plastic controls. Like the Ruark Audio R1, it’s portable if you buy an optional charging pack. Features include:

  • FM/DAB radio
  • Aux input for connecting an MP3 player
  • Stereo headphone socket
  • Kitchen, sleep and snooze timers

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