Retro Mini

The VQ Retro Mini is one of the UK’s most popular Digital Radio’s and with comprehensive radio functionality, Bluetooth streaming and retro style in a choice of colours and designer prints, it’s easy to understand why.

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"The Retro Mini Radio by VQ boasts attractive good looks and a tempting price tag. It’s a talented and versatile digital radio (& Bluetooth speaker) which is easy to entertain for the money. The lovely aesthetics are a real bonus, in our eyes it’s money well spent.”

– What HiFi

“The Retro Mini digital radio has cute old school styling and with its rather petite design its perfect to accommodate into any home.”

– Love Chic Living

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love VQ because of the wide variety of colours and patterns this little Retro Mini comes in. It also has an impressively high spec making it great value for money.”

– Old Fashioned Susie

“The Retro Mini is a vintage inspired radio, coming in 11 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.”

– The Guardian

“The Retro Mini radio looks vintage, but it’s been built with modern in mind. The DAB digital radio auto tunes and presents lots of handy additional station information. Once you’re listening to something you like you can even change the EQ mode to enhance the music.”

– iCreate

Audio Specification


Number of speakers: 1
Watts per speaker: 5
Total power (w): 5
Speaker unit diameter (mm): 3.5
Voice coil impedance: N/A
Resonance frequency: N/A
Output sound pressure level (S.P.L.): N/A
Wooden case for quality acoustic sound: Yes


DAB reception: (BAND III 5A-13F)
DAB+ reception: (BAND III 5A-13F)
FM reception: (87.5MHz-108MHz)
Presets: 30 DAB / 30 FM


Dock: N/A
Bluetooth compatible: YES
View Quest App compatible: N/A
Wi-Fi / Internet: N/A
3.5mm Aux-in: YES
Headphone socket:YES


AC power supply: N/A
DC power supply: 5V/2A
Battery operated: YES
Battery life: 15hrs typical
No. of batteries required: 4
Battery type: AA
LCD Screen: 2.4" LCD
Leatherette wrap: YES
Designed in the UK: YES
Warranty: 3 years

Product Information

Product width (mm): 147
Product height (mm): 224
Product depth: 105
Product weight (kg): 0.95

Accessories Supplied

Mains adaptor: YES
Instruction manual: YES

Frequently Asked Questions

My Radio will not turn off

The Retro Mini has two different power down modes depending on the power supply used with the radio. On mains power the radio will enter standby and show the clock with a dimmed display. On batteries, the radio will turn off completely to save power. If the radio does not turn off completely it would be best to email us on

I can’t set presets on my radio

In order to successfully select a preset, you will need to select the radio station you want to save by tuning into it. You will then need to hold the Favourites Button marked “Pre” until you see the display change to “Stored.” You then need to select the location you would like the preset stored using the Arrow Buttons and press the VQ Button in the centre to select. If the preset is successful the display will change to “Preset Stored.” If the radio turns off the VQ Button has been pressed for too long. If the “Preset Stored” does not display and reverts back to the station then it is likely that the Favourites Button was not held.

Front Panel buttons unresponsive/slow

There is a slight delay when pressing the enter button on the Retro Mini. This is normal and should not impact the functionality of the radio.

Sometimes everyone needs a little help, so don’t be afraid to ask. We have a skilled and dedicated team to offer assistance on anything you might need – and don’t worry, we’re friendly and almost every time we can get the problem solved for you.

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The VQ Retro Mini is small but perfectly formed with making it a stylish and functional addition to any home. Retro Mini will compliment any décor thanks to its premium leatherette wrap which is available in 11 design influenced colours.

Retro Mini features DAB, DAB+ and FM radio reception which means you have access to the full range of digital and analogue services across the UK, Europe and Australia.

If it’s time to enjoy your favourite tracks from your own music library simply connect any smart device via Bluetooth, or if you’d prefer use the 3.5mm aux-in connection. Other cable connections include, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB charging port so you can charge up your device as you stream.

At VQ we believe that colour is an important part of who we are, so why should the technology we buy only be Black or Silver? Join the Revolution with our award winning technology that’s designed to match your style.

Unbeaten audio quality

Connect & Charge

Your radio will run from a choice of mains power or 4x AA batteries but in addition the radio will soon become an ideal partner for your phone or tablet with a convenient USB port which will let you power-up your device – perfect for when plug sockets are at a premium.

Wireless Connectivity

Your radio will run from a choice of mains power or 4x AA batteries but in addition the radio will soon become an ideal partner for your phone or tablet with a convenient USB port which will let you power-up your device – perfect for when plug sockets are at a premium.

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At Home or On the Go

Use standard mains power or just add batteries to listen on the move with a typical battery run time of 15 hours.

The LifeStyle Alarm

An ideal bedside companion the radio features a dual alarm clock which can be set simply on or off. You can wake to your choice of DAB / DAB+ Digital & FM Radio or if you’d prefer a classic buzzer. You can also take advantage of the sleep timer & snooze.

MyEQ for your own sound

Designer aesthetics and a sumptuous feel

Quality Assured

There a number of very good reasons you can be completely confident in choosing a VQ DAB digital radio, firstly all our products meet the rigorous independent Digital Tick quality standard. Secondly we have a wealth of Industry Awards backed up by thousands of five star consumer reviews. If you do have a problem no brand will do more to help with a three year warranty and 7 day a week UK based support team.