Retro Mini

The VQ Retro Mini has retro style, mini design and modern sounds with DAB+ Radio and Bluetooth connectivity, wrapped in premium leatherette in a range of designer colour choices.

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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

“A good choice if you’re looking for a digital radio you can also pair up with your smartphone, thanks to Bluetooth for steaming music to the radio. There’s even a USB port to charge your phone at the same time. The Retro Mini offers clear sound with great clarity and is capable of producing plenty of bass, but not so much that it overpowers what you’re listening to.”

– Which?

“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: 25hrs typical
No. of batteries required: 4
Battery type: AA
LCD Screen: 2.4" LCD
Leatherette wrap: YES
Designed in the UK: YES
Warranty: 3 year

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 of completely it would be best to call us on 0333 1234 601 or email

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.

Local UK Support
Call:- 0333 1234 601

Sometimes everyone needs a little help, so don’t be afraid to ask. We have a skilled and dedicated team based here in the UK to offer assistance on anything you might need – and don’t worry, we’re friendly, never use technical jargon and all most every time we can get the problem solved in just one call.

Our Support team is available:-
Monday 8am to 6pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 8am to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm

If you can’t give us a call or would simply prefer to email us, you can use the contact form below and we’ll do our very best to answer your question within 48hrs.

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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 & 3 Emma Bridgewater patterns.

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 and Europe.

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

Backed by British design & engineering with a premium real wood construction to the single 5W ultra-wide premium full range speaker drivers, this sounds as good as it looks.

Connect & Charge

Connect your smartphone, tablet, MP3 player or any other smart device via Bluetooth – alternatively use the 3.5mm aux input to connect other devices.

Wireless Connectivity

Connect your smartphone, tablet, MP3 player or any other smart device via Bluetooth – alternatively use the 3.5mm aux input to connect other devices.

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At Home or On the Go

Use standard mains power (UK/EU Plug) or just add batteries to listen on the move with a typical battery run time of 15 hours.

The LifeStyle Alarm

Set two independent alarms for whenever you need and wake up with a simple buzzer or your favourite radio station.

MyEQ for your own sound

A range of presents or custom controls, via the radio or the app, for bass and treble because it’s your sound. Adjust to what you’re listening to, where you’re listening and when you’re listening.

Designer aesthetics and a sumptuous feel

A range of presents or custom controls, via the radio or the app, for bass and treble because it’s your sound. Adjust to what you’re listening to, where you’re listening and when you’re listening.

Quality Assured

As you’d expect from premium British design and engineering, this product meets the highest possible quality standards. The Digital Tick is an independent award for meeting criteria on technical functionality and radio reception.