U-Turn Round Outdoor Audio Point

U-Turn Round


Our unique 4th generation self powered and waterproof sound store with included USB Programmer.


Weather and Vandal Resistant

The U-Turn Round is our unique, third generation, wind-up dynamo powered digital sound store. Weather and vandal resistant, the U-Turn Round is designed for external use. Now updatable via the included USB Programming Dongle.

Easy to Operate

Select, Turn, Listen… Visitors can select a message to listen to through the selector dial, which offers up to eight message options. Just by turning the handle is enough to play any message in full, with no need for continuous winding once playback begins. Just relax, listen and enjoy.

Can be Installed Virtually Anywhere

The U-Turn Round is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Designed to be fitted onto a pole or mounted to a wall (as standard), the U-Turn Round’s independence from mains power means it can be installed virtually anywhere, including wildlife sites, canal towpaths, nature trails, play areas, zoological gardens and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. We also offer an Oversized Through Panel for the U-Turn Round, for installations that involve fitting onto a panel. TurnView the full fitting options here.

Key Features

  • User Programmable with supplied Programmer
  • Usage statistics as standard
  • No mains power required
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Tough, durable stainless steel casing for high weather and vandal resistance
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Can be installed and used both indoors and out
  • Stand-alone unit
  • User-friendly interactive operation
  • Up to eight re-programmable messages


U-Turns have 2 shaped inserts on the front panel which we call (due to their shape) Batwings. Our personalisation service offers etching of these U-Turn Round Batwings to your requirements. Find out more here.

Easily Programmable

Our included USB Programmer is perfect for customers that wish to change their own content periodically, perhaps seasonally for example. For instructions on how to update the audio content on your device please see the manual.

Version 4.0

Version 4.0 boasts improved functionality and easier updating of content through the new USB programmer. Now supporting mp3 files updated via USB Stick, the ability to enable or disable end of message beeps, single track usage statistics, overall play statistics and 10 volume levels, we’re confident the U-Turn is now even better than before!

Additional information

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 370 × 360 × 360 mm
Unit Weight

6.8 kg

Unit Dimensions

165 x 266 x 260 mm


USB Programming Dongle and USB Flash Stick included.

Message storage

16MB Flash memory

Number of messages

8 Messages

Message encoding format


Maximum total message length

23 minutes with audio @ 96kbps


Hand cranked dynamo charging internal capacitors (approx 2 mins. message play time at full charge). 1 x 5 second turn provides approximately 1 minute of audio playback.

Frequency Range


Audio Output

1w into 8ohm Speaker



U-Turn-Round Manual

0.8MB – October 2019

U-Turn-Round Spec Sheet

0.6MB – October 2019

U-Turn-Round Manual

0.2MB – 2016

U-Turn-Round Manual

0.1MB – October 2012 – June 2013

U-Turn-Round Manual

0.1MB – Pre-October 2012


U-Turn-Round ‘Bat Wing’ Template

1MB – May 2018

U-Turn-Round ‘Bat Wing’ Template

0.05MB – May 2018

U-Turn-Round Line Drawing

0.5MB – July 2010

U-Turn-Round Table Top Mount Line Drawing

0.1MB – March 2019

Test Files

U-Turn Test Files

2.71MB – May 2018

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