Ruark R1 BackPack Rechargeable Battery

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The long-awaited Vita R1 BackPack is here!

The perfect companion to your Ruark Audio R1 MkII radio, this rechargeable Ruark R1 battery pack enables you to make your R1 radio completely portable. Attaching neatly to the back of this model, you can now enjoy the rich sound of the R1 wherever mains power is not available.

The power supply that comes with the R1 radio doubles as a charger for the Ruark R1 BackPack, and once the battery is fitted it can be left permanently attached. With up to 16 hours of battery life, your R1 will always be ready to accompany you into the garden or to the park.

Please note: This item is solely for use as an accessory to the Vita R1 radio.

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Q & As

Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by works well but a bit pricey Once fully charged, powers my radio for over a week with 1 to 2 hours use each day. A minor niggle is that you get no warning when the battery is about to die. 29 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Useful addition to brilliant radio Great when I want to take radio with me to another room, and lasts for several hours before I need to plug into the mains again to recharge. Because it's quite heavy it makes it slightly more difficult to carry the radio, as the balance is affected, but I don't find this a major problem. If you want to move around a lot, and are not too bothered about sound quality, a smaller radio would probably be better, but for me this one sounds so good, and looks so beautiful that it's worth the slight inconvenience of carrying a bigger, slightly heavier and more awkward radio from time to time. 21 March 2012
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