Retro Mini

The VQ Retro Mini is one of the UK’s most popular Digital Radio’s and with comprehensive radio functionality, Bluetooth streaming and retro style in a choice of colours and designer prints, it’s easy to understand why.

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"The Retro Mini Radio by VQ boasts attractive good looks and a tempting price tag. It’s a talented and versatile digital radio (& Bluetooth speaker) which is easy to entertain for the money. The lovely aesthetics are a real bonus, in our eyes it’s money well spent.”

– What HiFi

“The Retro Mini digital radio has cute old school styling and with its rather petite design its perfect to accommodate into any home.”

– Love Chic Living

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love VQ because of the wide variety of colours and patterns this little Retro Mini comes in. It also has an impressively high spec making it great value for money.”

– Old Fashioned Susie

“The Retro Mini is a vintage inspired radio, coming in 11 different colours one to fit every décor. It also works with any smart device via Bluetooth and if you want to go outdoors it will run for around 15 hours on batteries. This digital radio is an ideal gift for dads.”

– The Guardian

“The Retro Mini radio looks vintage, but it’s been built with modern in mind. The DAB digital radio auto tunes and presents lots of handy additional station information. Once you’re listening to something you like you can even change the EQ mode to enhance the music.”

– iCreate

Audio Specification


Number of speakers: 1
Watts per speaker: 5
Total power (w): 5
Speaker unit diameter (mm): 3.5
Voice coil impedance: N/A
Resonance frequency: N/A
Output sound pressure level (S.P.L.): N/A
Wooden case for quality acoustic sound: Yes


DAB reception: (BAND III 5A-13F)
DAB+ reception: (BAND III 5A-13F)
FM reception: (87.5MHz-108MHz)
Presets: 30 DAB / 30 FM


Dock: N/A
Bluetooth compatible: YES
View Quest App compatible: N/A
Wi-Fi / Internet: N/A
3.5mm Aux-in: YES
Headphone socket:YES


AC power supply: N/A
DC power supply: 5V/2A
Battery operated: YES
Battery life: 25hrs typical
No. of batteries required: 4
Battery type: AA
LCD Screen: 2.4" LCD
Leatherette wrap: YES
Designed in the UK: YES
Warranty: 3 year

Product Information

Product width (mm): 147
Product height (mm): 224
Product depth: 105
Product weight (kg): 0.95

Accessories Supplied

Mains adaptor: YES
Instruction manual: YES

Frequently Asked Questions

My Radio will not turn off

The Retro Mini has two different power down modes depending on the power supply used with the radio. On mains power the radio will enter standby and show the clock with a dimmed display. On batteries, the radio will turn off completely to save power. If the radio does not turn of completely it would be best to call us on 0333 1234 601 or email

I can’t set presets on my radio

In order to successfully select a preset, you will need to select the radio station you want to save by tuning into it. You will then need to hold the Favourites Button marked “Pre” until you see the display change to “Stored.” You then need to select the location you would like the preset stored using the Arrow Buttons and press the VQ Button in the centre to select. If the preset is successful the display will change to “Preset Stored.” If the radio turns off the VQ Button has been pressed for too long. If the “Preset Stored” does not display and reverts back to the station then it is likely that the Favourites Button was not held.

Front Panel buttons unresponsive/slow

There is a slight delay when pressing the enter button on the Retro Mini. This is normal and should not impact the functionality of the radio.

Local UK Support
Call:- 0333 1234 601

Sometimes everyone needs a little help, so don’t be afraid to ask. We have a skilled and dedicated team based here in the UK to offer assistance on anything you might need – and don’t worry, we’re friendly, never use technical jargon and all most every time we can get the problem solved in just one call.

Our Support team is available:-
Monday 8am to 6pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 8am to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm

If you can’t give us a call or would simply prefer to email us, you can use the contact form below and we’ll do our very best to answer your question within 48hrs.

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Retro Mini by VQ is small but perfectly formed with a perfect balances of vintage style and modern functionality making it irresistible especially when it comes in a comprehensive choice of colours and designer prints to perfectly fit your home.

Retro Mini features DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio along with traditional FM, meaning you can listen to all the available stations broadcast in your area from the likes of; the BBC, Commercial broadcasters and local stations. If you’re yet to try digital radio now is the time, with better coverage and more stations than ever before, you might find that what you always thought was your favourite station isn’t any more. On digital radio finding new stations to try couldn’t be easier with the auto scan to find all your available stations and a simple alphabetical list to scroll through. Once you find a new favourite station, save it to one of sixty available presets.

If you decide it’s time to listen to something from your own music collection or relax with an audiobook / podcast, you’ll be pleased to know Retro Mini features a wireless Bluetooth connection. It’s easy to connect you phone, tablet or any other device via Bluetooth and then you can stream for a whole range of content providers, such as; Audible, Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify. Most conveniently of all, the radio features a USB charge port so you can power-up your phone/tablet from your Retro Mini.

Whatever you choose to listen to on your Retro Mini it will sound fantastic with the premium single ultra-wide full range 5W speaker delivering a rich and room filling audio experience. You can also tailor the acoustics with a range of six available presets for different music genres.

Retro Mini is designed and engineered with passion in the UK, one of the key reasons the radio has already won a number of prestigious awards including the Which? Great Value Award. The radio also meets the independent Digital Tick quality standard which guarantees quality around Digital Radios. You can also rest-assured that your Retro Mini is backed by a comprehensive three year warranty and we have a UK based support team on hand 7 days a week to help if needed.


Listen to all your favourite stations and discover more content than ever before with Digital Radio from stations more focused to the music, chat and sport you love to unique pop-up stations to celebrate special events.


Stream all your favourite music, audiobooks or podcasts to your radio via Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or any other smart device. VQ are unique in including Bluetooth as standard and without you needing to pay extra, in all of our radios.


Retro Mini features a single premium ultra-wide full range stereo speaker with a room filling 5 Watt total output. The acoustics of Retro Mini can be further enhanced with the MyEQ equaliser which offers 6 presets.


An ideal bedside companion the radio features a dual alarm clock which can be set simply on or off. You can wake to your choice of DAB / DAB+ Digital & FM Radio or if you’d prefer a classic buzzer. You can also take advantage of the sleep timer & snooze.


Your radio will run from a choice of mains power or 4x AA batteries but in addition the radio will soon become an ideal partner for your phone or tablet with a convenient USB port which will let you power-up your device – perfect for when plug sockets are at a premium.


This and every VQ radio is designed and engineered in the UK, to be a perfect complement to your own personal style and décor. You have an unparalleled choice of style, colour, designer print and material with every VQ Radio.

Quality Assured

There a number of very good reasons you can be completely confident in choosing a VQ DAB digital radio, firstly all our products meet the rigorous independent Digital Tick quality standard. Secondly we have a wealth of Industry Awards backed up by thousands of five star consumer reviews. If you do have a problem no brand will do more to help with a three year warranty and 7 day a week UK based support team.