What the designers say
“When you start to design a product you always imagine it will have everything, sometimes things get in the way and other brands might make compromises. With Retro Mini, we really believe we’ve designed a radio that will stand the test of time, the quality retro looks wrap around modern functionality with digital radio and Bluetooth. Retro Mini is also an ideal canvas for colour and designer prints giving you as much choice as possible.”
- Jonathan Merricks CEO & Creative Director
The VQ Retro Mini is one of the world’s most popular DAB/DAB+ Digital Radios and with comprehensive radio functionality, Bluetooth streaming and vintage style in a choice of colours and designer prints, it’s easy to understand why.
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; your national, commercial and local broadcasters. 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 by VQ is small but perfectly formed with a perfect balance 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 is born in Britain with expert design & engineering at our studios in the Hampshire countryside.
|The Digital Tick is an independent quality standard which certifies this product meets the very highest levels of digital radio performance. The mark also certifies that this radio is future-ready for any development in Digital Radio.|
|This product features DAB & DAB+ Digital reception, this means you have access to the full range of digital stations broadcast in your area and where available can enjoy them in true stereo sound.|
|Retro Mini impressed the Which? review panel with “quality sound with plenty of clarity across almost any music genre.” They also noted “the radio for its size is able to produce a plenty of bass but is never overpowering.”|
|“The Retro Mini is a vintage inspired radio, coming in a range of 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.”|
|VQ is shortlisted for the Sound & Vision Brand of the Year 2019 by Which? - in the nomination announcement Which? highlighted not only our great product performance in reviews over the past year but also our commitment to customer support with our team working 7 days a week to simply make consumers lives easier.|
- DAB / DAB+ Digital & FM Radio
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- 60 Radio Presets
- 5 Watt Single Speaker
- MyEQ – Equaliser with 6 Presets
- Dual Alarm Clock with Snooze, Sleep & Countdown
- Mains Power or Battery (4x AA)
- Headphones, 3.5mm Aux-in and USB Charge Port
- Wrapped in Tactile Premium Leatherette in a Choice of Colours & Designer Prints
|Radio Function||DAB, DAB+, FM|
|Radio Presets||60 Total (30 DAB/DAB+ & 30 FM)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth Speaker Audio Function|
|Clock||Dual Alarm with Sleep & Snooze and Countdown|
|Ports||USB Charge Port, 3.5mm Aux-in, Headphone|
|Power||Mains Power with UK/EU Plug|
|Battery||4x AA Batteries|
|Speaker||Single Ultra-Wide Full Range 5W Speaker|
|Equaliser||MyEQ with 6 presets|
|Screen||High Contrast Reverse Dot Matrix 2x16|
|Front Fascia||Injection Moulded Plastic with Matt Spray Finish|
|Rear Fascia||Injection Moulded Plastic with Matt Spray Finish|
|Body||Real Wood with Premium PU Leather Wrap|
|Handle||Premium PU Leather Wrap with Polished Stainless Steel Rivets|
|Buttons||Injection Moulded Plastic with Matt Spray Finish|
|Antenna||Telescopic Polished Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions (mm) – WxHxD||147 x 224 x 105|
|EAN Codes||Black – 5060169713161, Blue – 5060169713277, Brown – 5060169713260, Cream – 5060169713307, Dark Grey – 5060470531829, Electric Blue – 5060470531782, Electric Pink – 5060470531799, Grey – 5060470531805, Mint Green – 5060470531775, Mustard – 5060169713321, Navy Blue – 5060470531812, Red – 5060169713314, Teal – 5060169713284 | Emma Bridgewater Black Toast – 5060169713376, Blue Daisy – 5060169715660, Dancing Mice – 5060169719033, Marmalade – 5060169715653, Men at Work – 5060169719040, Pink Hearts – 5060169715691, Pink Pansy – 5060470532581, Polka Dot – 5060169713369, Rose & Bee – 5060169714908, Wallflower - 5060169717695 | Lulu Guinness Black Lip – 5060169718111, Kissing Cameo – 5060470532628, Kooky Cat – 5060470532604, Red Lip – 5060169718128, Winking Doll - 5060169719064|
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
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Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm
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