Pure has unveiled the latest version of its wireless music and radio system, the Pure Sensia 200D Connect.
This stylish device is equipped with WiFi for accessing internet radio stations and streaming from a smartphone. The follow up to the Pure Sensia retains the distinct rugby ball design, but instead of using a two-tone colour scheme, it is available in pure white or pure black. The white one in particular (below) looks very stylish, coordinating neatly with the white iPhone and with solid volume controls at the top to replace virtual volume controls.
Pure says it has also improved audio technology from the 30-watt speakers and class D-amplifiers.
What differentiated the original Sensia from other streaming devices was its huge touchscreen and built-in apps. The screen is still a generous 5.7-inches and is used for accessing Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds and viewing photographs, but Pure has totally redesigned the user interface and it's now far more intuitive.
Overall performance has been upgraded too - certainly from our demonstration the touchscreen responds more quickly than its predecessor.
You can listen to radio stations from the device, alternatively stream music and internet radio from an Android or iOS smartphone using the new, free Pure Stream app.
A cool new feature is one-touch record, for recording from the radio directly onto a USB stick, either instantly or using a timer. Pure Tag lets you tag tracks to discover the title and artist. Both have dedicated buttons on the matching remote controls (below).
The Pure Sensia 200D Connect is available now for £249.99, you can find out more from Pure. We’ll be bringing you a full review over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.