It’s hard for a “digital” radio to even get called “retro”, but that’s exactly what Bush has accomplished, with two modern radios that looks like a piece out of yesteryear with functionality from today.
Internet streaming may well be penetrating earphones and speakers everywhere, but you can’t beat good old radio, providing local content, commentary, music playlists, and a general feeling that someone out there might be talking to you.
For many, radio is a companion, and in recent years, it’s a companion with a better sounding voice, as digital radio has improved the quality of sound substantially, making radio sound more like a CD and providing more places to tune into.
But the radios have often been made to look modern, and if you’re after something that sounds modern but looks the way you remember a radio looked, Bush has you taken care of.
First there’s a portable option — the Bush Heritage P1 Connect — because at one point, radios were highly portable.
More than just a portable digital radio — DAB+ — with looks like something out of the old days, the P1 Connect also packs in WiFi, allowing you to get the radio online for radio streaming, connecting to other radio stations around the world, or even stream music through Spotify Connect.
The P1 also relies on a rechargeable battery capable of delivering up to 10 hours of battery life, and another audio device can be plugged in to use the speaker via auxiliary in.