U-Turn Round

£1,434.00£1,769.00 excl. vat

Our unique 4th generation self powered and waterproof sound store with included USB Programmer. Add artwork to the U-Turn Round with a pair of Batwings.

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Weather and Vandal Resistant

The U-Turn Round is our unique, 4th generation, wind-up dynamo powered digital sound store. Weather and vandal resistant, the U-Turn Round is designed for external use and is updatable via an included USB Programming Dongle.

U-Turn Round Head Left Side Angle

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 metal pole/timber post, 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.

U-Turn Outdoors Demonstration

U-Turn Round Head Front

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.

U-Turn Batwings Plastic 2021

U-Turn Round Head USB

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!

U-Turn Round Head Right Side Angle

U-Turn Round Mounting Pole Plinth Angle

Plinth Mount Option

This option is for fixed directly onto the ground, the sturdy powder coated steel plinth is predrilled with 4 holes for securely bolting down to a flat surface.

In-Ground Metal Mount Option

This option allows installation directly into the ground. The extra long plinth has three holes at the bottom to ensure secure fixing into postcrete.

U-Turn Round Mounting Pole In Ground Angle
Plinth Decal Mockup

Additional Plinth Decal

Alongside the two Plinth options is the additional choice of a decal, this full colour di-bond graphic can be used to share any information you wish including instructions, track lists and logos.

In-Ground Timber Post Option

Mount the U-Turn Round with an In-Ground Timber Post – constructed from tanalised red wood timber, built to last in almost any environment. Note: As this is a natural product the drying process may cause cracks to appear after installation. This is nothing to worry about and the timber will remain structurally sound.

U-Turn Round on Wooden Post Angle

U-Turn Round on Mounting Collar Side

Timber Post Bracket Only Option

Clients may wish to have their own posts fabricated locally. Therefore we supply the Bracket on its own as used on the In-Ground Wooden Post – you’ll simply need to have your own wooden post fabricated and then inserted and secured to the sleeve via 8 screws.

Seperate Wall Bracket required for Wall Mounting

If you would like to simply mount the U-Turn to a vertical surface, you will need an additional wall bracket which is sold separately. You can purchase the Wall Bracket here.

U-Turn mounted on Wall Bracket

Additional information

Weight9.6 kg
Dimensions155 × 307 × 307 mm
Packaged Weight



USB Programming Dongle and USB Flash Stick included.

Stand Weights

Plinth: 11.9kg, In-Ground Metal: 11.4kg, In-Ground Wooden: 8.8kg

Message storage

16MB Flash memory

Number of messages

8 Messages

Message encoding format


Maximum total message length

16 minutes @ 128kbps


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


Latest Manual & Specsheet

U-Turn-Round Manual

0.9MB – Jan 2024 V2.3

U-Turn Round Spec Sheet

0.7MB – May 2024 V2.1

Mounting Spec Sheet(s)

In-Ground Timber Post Spec Sheet

0.3MB – Nov 2021 V1.1

In-Ground Metal Spec Sheet

0.1MB – Nov 2021


Timber Post Bracket Only Spec Sheet

0.4MB – Nov 2021 V1

Plinth Mount Spec Sheet

0.1MB – Nov 2021 V1.1

Latest Downloads

U-Turn-Round ‘Bat Wing’ Template

1MB – Aug 2021

Plinth Decal Template

0.8MB – Nov 2021

Test Files

U-Turn Test Files

2.71MB – May 2018

Previous Manual(s)

U-Turn-Round Spec Sheet

0.6MB – Jun 2021

U-Turn-Round Manual

0.8MB – Oct 2019 V2.0


U-Turn-Round Manual

0.2MB – 2016 V1.2

U-Turn-Round Manual

0.1MB – Oct 2012-Jun 2013 V1.1


U-Turn-Round Manual

0.1MB – Pre-Oct 2012 V1.0

Previous Downloads

U-Turn-Round Line Drawing

0.5MB – Jul 2010

U-Turn-Round Table Top Mount Line Drawing

0.1MB – Mar 2019

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