The VQ Retro Mini is one of the world’s favourite digital radios and with premium retro design and comprehensive connectivity with DAB / DAB+ and FM radio alongside Bluetooth for streaming. The only hard choice is which colour or designer print to choose for the premium PU leather case.
As low as £69.99

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

Support & Downloads

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.
“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.

Key Features

  • 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
Weight (Kg) 0.95
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
Local UK Support

We’re proud to offer UK based support for all our products, and in more normal times we’re delighted to offer that support online and over the phone. However, as we’re having to adjust to remote working thanks to the challenges of 2020, we’re unable to offer telephone support for the time being.

So please email and we’ll try to resolve the issue or answer your question as quickly as possible. Please do include as much detail as possible so we help without delay.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience of not being able to offer telephone support at this time but look forward to speaking to you again soon


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