Handsfree 2The impressive all-rounder
This true all-rounder with an unparalleled stereo performance can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. This powerhouse is a lot more compact and convenient than most other large-sized radios (but size is not the issue here). Turn up the volume and watch it blow everything and everyone away with its spectacular sound. You’ll be whistling tunes all day long.
€189,00 €228,69incl. VAT
DAB+ Digitale radio ontvangst
FM ontvangst met
voor muziek streaming
2 Aux ingangen voor
externe MP3 speler
NiMH batterijen (6 x D)
The most compact jobsite radio with the biggest and richest sound, featuring all the essential technologies
FM reception with RDS station information
DAB+ Digital Radio reception
10 station presets FM and DAB+
Aux-in for external MP3 player
Bluetooth 4.0 receiver for music streaming and phoning hands free
USB port for playing MP3, AAC and FLAC files
2 X 4 inch Big Magnet speaker, 2 x 10 Watt
Sound box volume 4.8 litre
Separate tone control (Treble and Bass)
Dynamic Loudness function
Mains current (230V) - 27 Watt
Batteries (6 x D)
Chargeable with NiMH batteries (6 x D)
Also charges while playing on mains
Charge indicator in the display
5V USB power-out for charging a mobile phone
ATP PIN code lock (protection from unauthorized use and theft)
User interface available in 4 languages
(Dutch, French, German or English)
Adjustable display backlight
Durable ABS plastic body
Backlit LCD display
Metal speaker grill
2.9 m neoprene-rubber power cable with IP44 plug
Plug holder on back
Cable storage at the back of the radio
Holder on the back for MP3 player or mobile phone
LED “Bluetooth connection” indication
Flexible, collapsible antenna (type: KDAB1)
+ extra metal, telescopic antenna (type: MA1)
for improved reception in places
where the radio signal is weak
Extra metal telescopic antenna (type: MA1)
Weight excl. batteries 4.6 kg
Weight incl. batteries 5.2 kg
WxHxD 41 x 25 x 22 cm
Rain, dirt and dust resistant (IP65 standard)
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Radio’s dimensions (WxHxD):
41 x 25 x 22 cm
Packaging’s dimensions (WxHxD):
44 x 26,5 x 23,5 cm
Outer box’s dimensions (WxHxD):
45 x 30 x 49,5 cm
Frequently asked questions
The Handsfree 2 has a USB playback function. Which USB sticks can be played in this?
The Handsfree 2 supports USB sticks from a minimum of 16Mb to a maximum of 32Gb.
There are files on my USB stick but the radio says “NO FILE” what am I doing wrong?
Capacity from 16Mb to 32Mb -> FAT12
Capacity from 32Mb to 2Gb -> FAT16
Capacity from 2Gb to 32Gb -> FAT32
PAY ATTENTION! Formatting will delete all files on the USB stick. Make sure you have a copy of your files.
How far can you walk away without losing the Bluetooth connection?
On average about 10 meters or more in open space. But that is particularly strongly dependent on the type of mobile phone (how strong the Bluetooth signal is that the phone transmits) and any partitions and doors. Via the “connected” LED on the front of the DigiTube you can always immediately see if your phone is still connected.
If the Bluetooth connection is lost when you leave, it will be automatically restored when you return.
Can someone other than their mobile phone also connect via Bluetooth to my radio at the same time?
No. Once paired, the radio will always only recognize your mobile phone. Only if you choose to deliberately disconnect in the Bluetooth menu of the radio, then another mobile phone can be paired.
If I sometimes only move my DAB + radio half a meter indoors, I have much better reception.
When receiving the DAB + signal, a small displacement of sometimes only a few tens of centimeters can indeed make a big difference in the signal level. This is a typical feature of DAB + radio reception.
Is there a telephone list in the radio for calling, can I read text messages via the radio, can I receive photos via the radio, etc.?
No, the Handsfree 2 is a unique problem solver to keep you easily accessible while working, but no telephone and data exchange. You can, however, press and hold the telephone button on the radio to redial the last number you called.
Does the 5 Volt USB power output also work when the radio is running on batteries?
Yes, the 5 Volt USB power output works on both mains and batteries.
The Handsfree 2 is skipping some of my files, what am I doing wrong?
The Handsfree 2 only plays MP3, AAC and FLAC files, other formats are not supported. MP3 files are supported from 16kbps to a maximum of 320kbps.
It may be the case that some files are not played or not properly played by your work radio, while they are being played on your computer or laptop. This often has to do with the encoding (way of converting from CD to digital files) or the extra information (ID3 Tags) that are included in the file. It is therefore not a malfunction of your jobsite radio.
If you encounter this, it is best to re-convert the files from CD to digital files according to the correct specifications) or contact the supplier of the files with the problem.
The Handsfree 2 is rechargeable. How long does it play on one charge?
The playing time of a rechargeable radio on one charge can never be specified exactly and depends on many factors such as what type of music is being played (e.g. more bass-rich music requires more power), the chosen volume (the higher the volume, the more power) , the ambient temperature (at low temperatures, a battery provides less power), the age of the rechargeable batteries, etc.
The Handsfree 2 plays for up to about 2 working days on a single charge
(at medium volume level 20/40, at room temperature - depending on radio reception and music type).
Does my mobile phone not drain quickly when connected to Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is much more energy efficient than e.g. WiFi. The level of Bluetooth energy consumption depends on the Bluetooth version that the phone has. The version 4.0 developed since 2010, used in the newer models of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, is very energy efficient.
Via the USB charger on the side of the Handsfree 2 you can always recharge your mobile phone, if desired even when the radio is running on batteries. The Bluetooth function can therefore be used as usual.
The Handsfree 2 has a blue LED on the front, can it turn off?
Yes, the so-called "Bluetooth connected LED" can be set to "on" or "off" in the menu.
How do I pair my mobile phone with the Handsfree 2 radio for the first time?
Simply via the Bluetooth menu on your mobile phone. In the Bluetooth menu of your mobile phone, select “HANDSFREE 2”. There is no PIN code or the like.
When I work with my cordless drill near the radio, it disappears. When I stop, the sound returns. How is that possible?
If working machines (e.g. drills, saw tables, forklift trucks, etc.) or battery chargers come or stand close to a work radio, the electro-magnetic field they generate may cause interference to the work radio. With DAB + reception, the radio signal can even be completely suppressed by strong electrical currents in the immediate vicinity.
So I can make hands-free calls via the radio, but I don't see a microphone?
Yes, you can make hands-free calls via the radio. The water resistant microphone is located on the bottom of the radio, just below the Handsfree 2 logo.