Sunday, 29 January 2017

Retro Mini DAB+ Radio Review and Giveaway

I was sent a Retro Mini DAB+ Radio from MyVQ its absolutely gorgeous, I have fallen in love with it already.  I picked out the bold red design (£59.99) and its very eye catching and stylish!

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It’s a nice size, not too big but with great sound quality and packed full of useful features.  You have an alarm to try and coax you out of bed in the morning – a dual alarm at that so you can give yourself a back up alarm if you can’t face getting up for the first one!!!  Something I sorely need, as I don’t do mornings.

You can make the most of the wireless connectivity so you can listen to your own tunes using Bluetooth (or alternatively you can connect your device directly into the aux input).  Although with DAB, DAB+ and FM radio reception you will find you have ample choice already when it comes to what you want to listen too.  The Digital Tick mark means that the British designed and engineered Retro Mini has met criteria for technical functionality and radio reception and has to conform to certain specifications, this is very reassuring and gives you further peace of mind that your buying a quality product.


MyVQ have twenty different colours/patterns available so you have lots of choice depending on your preferences.  They realise how important colour is when picking out items like this and have excelled themselves in that respect.  The patterned designs cost a bit more (£79.99 and £89.99) but well worth it if you want something a bit different.  The leatherette finish feels lovely; the whole product is well made and looks premium.


We have enjoyed listening to music whilst playing a board game today.  You can either plug it in to use or add 4 x AA batteries instead making it very portable (giving you about 15 hours of music enjoyment).  I think we will take advantage of its portability in the warmer months to have some music outdoors!

I also have a Retro Mini DAB+ Radio to giveaway if you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 3rd of March.

Win a Retro Mini DAB+ Radio

372 comments:

  1. Such a cute little radio. Would look lovely in my kitchen!

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  2. love the designs of these and hoping to get something just like this for my mums birthday x

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  3. I think there radios look so cool! I'd love to win one!

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  4. Love this small compact little radio. It looks fabulous and would love to win to get some music going through the house.

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  5. I would love to win one because id give it to my dad, I already have one of these fab radios and I know my dad would like one too!

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  6. Thanks for a fantastic opportunity. Would love to possess one of these little beauties! Count me in

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  7. I would love to win because I need a radio for my bathroom & bedroom & with this Retro Mini DAB+ Radio it's so portable I could move it from each room :) x

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  8. need a new radio my radio is old love the colour

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  9. would love a dab radio fabtastic giveaway

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  10. I would love to win as I love all things retro and this would look lovely in my house

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  11. Our old DAB radio has seen great service but has recently deceased to function and it would cost us £60 just to get someone to diagnose the problem and more to fix it.Hence,we need a new one.This would make a fantastic replacement.

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  12. I'd love to win this so i can take my music around the house with me xx

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  13. Would love one of these!! Would be great to be able to take upstairs when doing the housework and also great for taking on holiday and to the beach!!

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  14. Would love to win so I can listen in my kitchen whilst cooking

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  15. I'd love to win so I can listen to music in my conservatory

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  16. Style and class-a winning combination

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  17. I would love to win this to have in my bedroom, I have one in my kitchen and love it

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  18. I would love to win this, so I can put it in my kitchen when I'm cooking. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Would love to win this for my bedroom

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  20. I'd love to win this for my husband - its his birthday in a few weeks and he would love a DAB radio :o)

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  21. I would really like to win one so I can listen to the radio in the kitchen while cooking the tea :)

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  22. I would like to gift prize to my fiancΓ©. It would allow him to listen to sports results etc on radio.

    Rachel Craig

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  23. Margaret Clarkson
    I would like to win it for my friend, who would love it.

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  24. I've wanted one for ages, love the design and easy to take round every room

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  25. I would love to win it for my wife so she can have it where she does her knitting, sewing and crafting. She could have all her channels on it for herself rather than the mix of our channels we have on our shared DAB at the other side of the room!

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  26. I'd love to win because my radio still hasn't made it into the 21st Century and I really want to upgrade to DAB.

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  27. I bought a retro radio for my dad at Christmas & I've been envious ever since. I wish I had one :(

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  28. Because my beloved dab radio recently gave up the ghost and now my kitchen feels empty and quiet!

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  29. It would make an ideal wedding present for someone this year

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  30. I would love to win because I've always wanted a dab radio and thsee are super cute. I'd be thrilled to bits and over the moon if I was lucky enough to win

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  31. Because our radio has broken!

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  32. I'd love to win so we could finally 'upgrade' our radio to DAB :)

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  33. i would love this, we have the radio on 24/7 it is even left on all night, we need a nice new radio

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  34. We don't own a radio & have to listen to music from TV! My sons love dancing to music and this would be a fabulous and gorgeous looking radio to allow us to!

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  35. I love these radios! Would love one so that I don't have to listen to the music through my phone speaker

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  36. for my son then he can head bang till his hearts content

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  37. I love the style of these radios, would love one of my own

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  38. It would be perfect for bopping along to music whilst doing the cooking!

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  39. i have been saving for one of these for my kitchen be nice to listen to the radio while cooking x

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  40. Would love to win this as its dual purpose, alarm and radio.Small, pretty and with digital reception it is bound to have quality sound

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  41. i would love to win for my son who only has a laptop to listen to his music on x

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  42. So that I would be able to listen to smooth fm πŸ“» πŸ˜‡

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  43. I'd love this in my kitchen, a funky radio to listen to as I clear the dishes

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  44. I'd like to wake up to music each morning :)

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  45. I have always loved the look of these radios and have been listening to the radio more often lately

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  46. This would be Perfect in my kitchen x

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  47. Id love to win to put in my kitchen...as im always in there cleaning up after my ternage step sons and this may make it easier...grrr. fab giveaway. Fingers crossed x

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  48. Id love to win to put in my kitchen...as im always in there cleaning up after my ternage step sons and this may make it easier...grrr. fab giveaway. Fingers crossed x

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  49. I'd love to win because a lot of my favourite stations are only available on DAB! I'd have it in the kitchen so I can sing along while cooking & washing up!

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  50. I would love to win this stylish retro radio ,so that I can enjoy music to accompany me in the greenhouse whilst I am pottering about! The plants react well to music too!

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  51. I've been eyeing this radios for so so long, just haven't been able to afford one. It would be a dream come true to win this, thank you so much for the chance! To be able to listen to the radio and music in our home, would be so nice :)

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  52. I would love to win this radio because it's so cute and will go in my kitchen perfectly :)

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  53. Would be a great addition to my office

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  54. Because I've always wanted a dab radio and I just love the red colour and dainty size! I bought my mum a dab radio for Christmas and she is loving it! Crystal clear sound and lots of stations :)

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  55. I'd love to win this, as I love to listen to the radio while doing the housework and this could easily be moved from room to room as i go

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  56. I have an old style radio in my kitchen and cannot get my fav radio station! :( have to sit in the car on the drive in the cold

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  57. I would LOVE to win this stunning little Radio, which is also a serious little bit of quality radio tech, so I could have a radio in our kitchen. It would brighten up all the time I spend in the kitchen cooking & cleaning❤

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  58. its such a funky radio, it would look great in my kitchen!

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  59. Would be great to listen to The Archers every day on my own lovely radio

    KATHY D

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  60. this would be awesome for the kitchen!!

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  61. This would be perfect for the living room when I am sitting down with an afternoon cup of tea x

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  62. I adore this dinky little radio

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  63. Would love to win for my daughter....she'd love it

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  64. Would love this for my other half

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  65. i like a bit of music in the kitchen

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  66. I love these retro style radios. It would look good in my bedroom.

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  67. I would love to win this for my daughter! She would love it :)

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  68. I'd like to win because I've not got a radio & I've been wanting a DAB radio for some time now

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  69. Id love to win this so I can listen to music whilst I cook up a storm in the kitchen!!

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  70. Would love a DAB radio as we don't have one & this model is so portable

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  71. Only really get to listen the radio out in the car now .. I would love to have one in the house so that I can boogie while I do housework !!

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  72. I would love a DAB Radio to listen to whilst I do the cooking and cleaning.

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  73. We have a DAB radio upstairs and i would love one in the kitchen to listen to while i cook and do the ironing.

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  74. my radio broke so this would be perfect

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  75. This is gorgeous, would love this in my kitchen :)

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  76. I'd love to win as need a radio Miss my music and this is so cute and lovely xx

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  77. I would love to win the blue Daisy design it's lovely!!!

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  78. Would love this in cream for my kitchen

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  79. I would love to win any one, I would love to have a portable radio to use in the garden during the summer. We live upstairs so it is difficult to take music with us

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  80. I would love to win this for me and my workmates to enjoy.

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  81. I'm so behind with anything techy - I'd love to win a DAB radio!

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  82. I think this lovely little radio looks lonely. I promise to give it a good and loving home and take care of it.

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  83. I'd love to win as I don't have a tv so it would be nice to have some music in the background at home and I love digital station Absolute 90's :-)

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  84. I'd like to win because I love music, especially in the mornings

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  85. So that I can listen to the cricket when England are on tour

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  86. ... because I love listening to music and also love anything retro x

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  87. Because it looks fabulous and I always have the radio on in the kitchen so it'd be great to have a stylish looking radio!

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  88. Love the styling and great quality sound.

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  89. Id love ❤️ it for outside in the warmer months ☀️

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  90. I'd like to win because we don't currently own a radio!

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  91. Could do with a portable radio for out in the garden

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  92. So I can have some music in the kitchen

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  93. I'm a severe insomniac and listening to the radio at night helps to pass the long hours of wakefulness when the rest of the world sleeps

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  94. I would like to win so I can play it when I'm cooking.

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  95. So I can take it wherever I go as it looks handy and portable

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  96. I'd love to have a radio all to myself as my husband tends to hog ours x

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  97. I would love to win because, for some reason, I've never got round to buying a radio! I've tended to always use my ipod or phone, but my daughters are now getting to an age where they are more into popular music so it would be great to have a radio they could listen to :)

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  98. Because this radio would fit perfectly into my new Kitchen

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  99. I would love to win this so I could listen to Radio X and then my puppy could listen to it whilst I am doing the school run to keep him company

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  100. I don't listen to the radio much and really want to change that! Plus, it's so cute!

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  101. Our radio broke and this would be the perfect replacement!

    @rachiegr

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  102. I would really like to win as my radio is old and keeps turning itself on and off!

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  103. I don't have a radio and would love one in my bedroom to listen to at night :)

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  104. Because my current radio keeps losing the display

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  105. id love to win because it would live in my kitchen as its compact and a great colour therefore i can cook whilst listening to music, using my bluetooth x

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  106. I would love to win as I love to listen to music while doing the washing up and this fabulous radio would not only look great in my kitchen but they sound quality would be great too x

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  107. I always have the radio on but live in a bad reception area so a DAB radio would be great

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  108. I'd like to win as I currently have no radio.

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  109. At the moment, I use my laptop for the radio. It would be so much better to have a proper one. Thanks for the chance XXX

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  110. I would love it for my kitchen to keep me company whilst I'm cooking.x

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  111. I'd like to win so my son and I can listen to music as we get ready in the morning, it might get him motivated in the mornings.

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  112. This would be great for chilling in the garden and when I am in the kitchen cooking (which is everyday!)

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  113. Would love to win, it's so cute!

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  114. It looks great. Would love to put it in the kitchen to hum along to while i am cooking.

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  115. Anna Wood

    This is so pretty! Would love to win this to listen to whilst my husband/boys are taking over the TVs with Xbox and football

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  116. Because it would look great in my kitchen!

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  117. I would like to win because my radio broke and I haven't got a replacement yet! This looks lovely.. I miss my music in my kitchen! :)
    Thank you!

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  118. Would love to win as desperately want a DAB radio

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  119. Great to see a small dab radio but 15 hours battery life could mean four batteries a day. Not very green I think.

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  120. Bet it sounds awesome, it looks it!

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  121. great stylish radio to match our decor

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  122. would love to win for my daughter

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  123. Love the design of this!

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  124. I would love a DAB radio as I only have FM so this would be perfect

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  125. Need this to clean to! Motivation!!

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  126. Love the colour and we need a new radio.

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  127. I love the look of these radios, this would be lovely to place in the conservatory.

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  128. I'd love to win one of these super stylish beauties, would be great for injecting some style and colour in my kitchen

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  129. It looks pretty funky and would be good in my study

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  130. It's a fantastic design and I would like it very much

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  131. I'd like to win because I'd love a DAB radio for my office so I can listen to the radio while I work.

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  132. We do not have a radio in the house at the moment so this would be fab

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  133. I'd like to win because I think they are fan love them

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  134. It would be great to listen to the radio while cooking in my kitchen

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  135. I would like to win this for my mum as she loves listening to the radio especially when she is relaxing so this would be great for her

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  136. Love it for when I'm in the kitchen.

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  137. I'd love to win this for my bedroom, I love listening to classic FM & the dual alarm would be such an added bonus as I'm rubbish at getting up in the morning

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  138. I would love this to put in the kitchen, at the moment I have to listen to the radio through my phone and it's not the same!!

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  139. Fab giveaway, thanks for the chance :)

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  140. id love to win so i dont have to take my phone into the bathroom just to listen to music whilst im in the bath

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  141. id loe this for the kitchen while im cooking

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  142. It would be perfect to keep me company when I'm busy in the garden

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  143. compact, smart, a great brand too, this would give me access to so many brilliant radio stations to listen to

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  144. It looks fabulous and it would be great to have a radio in the kitchen

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  145. Oh because it looks so pretty and would be great to listen to some music on an actual radio rather than off the tv.

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  146. This would be great to take out in the garden and have a boogie with the kids. Also fabulous to listen to when doing the house chores

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  147. I would like to win because I currently listen to the radio via the TV - so not great if I'm I the kitchen. I find music can lift my spirits when I'm feeling a bit down, so it makes me feel better listening to up lifting songs on the radio

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  148. I would love to give a retro kick to my home!

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  149. i would love a mini radio for my bedroom, perfect for getting away from the noise on an evening while older kids on xbox

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  150. I'd love it in my kitchen... the kids takeover the lounge!

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  151. I'd like to win one of these for my boys room to get them up in the morning! Dual alarm needed!!

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  152. I would love one of these for my kitchen so I can listen to my favourite station while I'm cooking or baking

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  153. this looks so cute, would look fab in my kitchen where i do most of my singing along! :)

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  154. Perfect size for in the kitchen and looks really good too.

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  155. i would love to win for my son as he would love this x

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  156. As you say... It's a nice size.

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  157. I could do with a new radio :)

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  158. I would love to win as I love these, we don't currently own a radio and I love listening to music when cleaning out the animals and crafting.

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  159. I would love to win so that when I'm cooking and cleaning I can enjoy it.

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  160. This is just what I need for the kitchen, compact and stylish.

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  161. This would make a lovely 21st birthday present for my daughter

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  162. Great prize I would love to win..

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  163. I have wanted one of these for ages! Would be thrilled if I was lucky enough to win one :)

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  164. would love to win for my son who des not have one x

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  165. Because listening to the radio helps me get to sleep quicker. X

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  166. I would love to win. This fan little radio would look gorgeous in my kitchen and my husband could have my old one for his shed!

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  167. really need a new alarm clock to get me out of bed on time

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  168. I would love to win this for my mother in law for her kitchen πŸ”Ž

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  169. Would love to win for myself. Listen tge radio and music while cooking.

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  170. I love listening to the radio while cooking dinner and these are so cute

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  171. I would love this for work! My current radio has had better days!

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  172. I would love to win this cute DAB radio, love listening to the radio in the kitchen while cooking away.x

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  173. I love the dinky-ness of this radio - perfect!

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  174. me and the kids love to dance around to music great fun, great exercise and hopefully burns of some energy so we can sleep

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  175. My kitchen really needs one of these amazing things :-)

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  176. I have loved VQ retro radios from the first time I came across them- so stylish and with such gorgeous colours. Having the radio on felt so companionable when I was on maternity leave (I was alone with baby most of the time) and it'd be such a treat to win a beautiful new model for our family to enjoy.
    You have some fab giveaways :) Thanks so much for your blog, always an entertaining read x

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  177. I have always wanted a retro radio just never had spare funds to buy one. Thanks for the chance.

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  178. I love the retro styling and it's a great size for a portable radio. I reckon I would take it everywhere with me.

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  179. Would love to win this DAB radio for when I am upstairs doing the bathroom, it might encourage me to clean the bath out more often.

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  180. Yes please, be awesome to listen to when I'm doing other things.

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  181. I would love a DAB radio to listen while I'm working

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  182. It would go perfect in the kitchen as we have no music there at the minute,

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