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So, Q2/2016. Will Bosch be making a DAB Site Radio that uses/charges our Bosch cordless tool bateries? Yes or No?
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Sadly not, we don't have any plans to be releasing A DAB Radio. Many have requested this, so hopefully in the nearby future.
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Hi Bob & Team,
Thanks for the answer - the first sentance anyway. I noted how many years these DAB threads had been going, and how many had asked. One can always be 'hopeful in the nearby future' but as you (hopefully) only buy quality tools once - so if not available now, and no definate plans to introduce one, then we will have to buy from one of the other manufacturers who makes what we need. All the other Professional 18V Li-ion tools are excellent BTW; shame the spec is lacking on the radios.
Best Regards,
RugbyMM.
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Hi RugbyMM,
We might be releasing new radios into the UK market next year, however these are very unlikely to be DAB. These will most likely be Bluetooth enabled. I have tried my best not to mess you guys about and be frank about ( the lack of ) DAB.  Trust me I can see the demand in the UK but we all have to be realistic with the info we have.

Sorry guys

Bob.

 
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Being honest is appreciated.  Unfortunately many of us are still feeling frustrated though!  There are so many stations available on DAB and usually with better reception in the Midlands.  I like the idea of bluetooth and wifi connectivity, but when I am working in other peoples homes, the best radio solution I have found by a good margin is DAB.
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Hi Legnumnick.
The best we can do for now is send your comments forward to our product managers and hope they take it in consideration. Many have asked for the DAB, but we believe that bluetooth enabled radios may be more suitable for users.

Bob.
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Bluetooth and wifi would be useful I'm sure, but I listen to radio more than anything else. Dab gives a very wide choice of stations.
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it is sad that bosch won't produce a dab radio, we are based in a rural location so the blue tooth and wifi aren't an option. we have been hanging on for a few years for a dab site radio. it is now common place amoungst the competitors
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I've bought a Makita and modified some old Bosch Lithium Ion 18v batteries to fit.
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was wondering if you could do that but transplant a bosch charger into it
"patent pending"