I've missed listening to the local news and weather updates, having someone choose a playlist for me to listen to, rather than trying to curate one myself via YouTube and I've missed the simplicity of just having a radio to listen to in the background whilst I'm cooking and cleaning.
VQ Retro Mk II DAB+ radio came about I was delighted, not only because VQ's radios are beautiful to look at, but also because I'd be able to have the pleasure of listening to the radio again, yay!
The VQ Retro Mk II DAB+ radio is an absolutely beautiful vintage inspired radio, that's not only functional but a pretty design piece to have in the home too. It allows you to listen to DAB, DAB+ and FM radio, myself favouring the latter, letting you save your favourite stations and easily scanning for others.
Also, if you have an Apple device such as a iPhone or an iPod, you can connect your device to the lightning dock on the front of the radio - which is released simply by pushing on the button. This lightning dock can also be used by non-Apple users (such as myself) by using the 3.5mm aux-in and you can also charge your device with the charging port - how cool is that?!
Emma Bridgewater pattern on the outside - the rose print being the one I chose, not surprising given my love of all things floral! There are five other Emma Bridgewater patterns available, as well as a range of plain colours too.
The radio itself is very easy to use, although I've found that here in Ireland, having it as close to your window as possible is the way to go, otherwise the sound can come across crackly. In fact, I had mine on a stand next to my bed, right next to the window, but I actually had to place the radio on the windowsill to get a completely clear sound.
The VQ Retro Mk II DAB+ radio is £119.99 in plain colour and £129.99 in Emma Bridgewater patterns and is available to purchase via the VQ website.
*We were sent the VQ Retro Mk II DAB+ radio for the purposes of this review, however, as always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.