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Roberts DAB / FM Digital Solar Radio - Black

by Roberts Radios
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)


RRP: 80.00
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  • DAB/FM RDS wavebands
  • Solar, battery or mains powered
  • Built-in battery/solar charger
  • Station name/multi preset mode
  • One touch instant access to favourite station
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 7 x 14 cm ; 621 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Batteries 3 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: SOLARDAB2BK
  • ASIN: B003GM62PQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,121 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Roberts introduce the next generation solarDAB radio. This stylish and compact DAB/FM portable radio has a solar panel integrated into the top of the unit which absorbs direct sunlight in order to power the radio. There is an LED solar and battery indicator and under good conditions, there is sufficient power generated to charge the batteries and power the radio.

SolarDAB 2 enables you to use your normal AA batteries or rechargeable AA batteries. The radio will charge your rechargeable batteries with a flick of a switch. Once fully charged, the low power consumption of solarDAB allows the batteries to power the radio for up to 20 hours without the need to recharge them. The radio can then be used away from sunlight or mains electricity until recharging becomes necessary. The batteries can be recharged either by sunlight or using the supplied mains adaptor if there is not sufficient light available.

solarDAB is ideal for use in gardens, conservatories, greenhouses, on suitable windowsills, or away from home while camping, fishing, at the beach, or anywhere that you wish to listen to the radio away from conventional power sources.

Product Description

Roberts introduce the next generation solarDAB radio. This stylish and compact DAB/FM portable radio has a solar panel integrated into the top of the unit which absorbs direct sunlight in order to power the radio. There is a level indicator on the display screen that shows the power level generated by the solar panel. Under good conditions, there is sufficient power generated to charge the batteries and power the radio. The built in rechargeable battery pack is charged whenever the solar panel receives direct sunlight. Once fully charged, the low power consumption of solarDAB allows the batteries to power the radio for up to 27 hours without the need to recharge them. The radio can then be used away from sunlight or mains electricity until recharging becomes necessary.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
160 of 161 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Roberts radio is the best! 22 Aug 2010
Colour Name:Black
I bought a wind-up radio that cost about 20 and it was a total waste of money. Wind-up radios are a nice idea but the effort to wind-up every few minutes means you can never really just enjoy listening. Even if you have strong arms it is still a bit too much work to wind enough to give you 20 minutes...which I never managed even once to achieve. Additionally, the sound fades very qickly on a wind-up radio and I stopped using mine very soon after I'd bought it. I was bought this radio as a gift and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to have a no-nonsense, quality radio. Having three ways to power the radio is brilliant. It has a nice tone when listening to Classic FM or talk shows such as radio 4 for example. It is simple to operate and I know I will be using this radio at my allotment, when I do the decorating, for picnics, when I cook and with earphones when I go to bed. The reception of DAB is very good. Although quite expensive to buy I think this radio will prove to be worth every penny because the cost of batteries won't be an issue. The instruction booklet is very clear too. This is not a boom box, so if you want something that can blast out very high volume then this is not for you! It's the sort of radio you want for having background chat and music as you work or play. I hope this helps you choose with confidence!
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202 of 204 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Black
Almost bought the 'old' model at the same price until I read reviews, the new version is great and appears to have incorporated all the points raised by reviewers of the original model.

Overall quality is excellent, it is simple to use, sounds great and provides almost complete flexibility as regards power supply. Battery life is exceptional, even on cloudy days or indoors when the solar panel cannot operate to full potential.

This is a replacement for our existing 'portable' DAB radio which lasts an average of six hours using six 'D' batteries.

You may think the price is a bit steep, but I am going to save a small fortune in batteries alone.

UPDATE: 15 Feb 2011.

Still like new and going strong, buying quality really pays off.
Last summer solar power kept it going with minimal mains charging.
During the winter we've used in in the conservatory mainly on mains,
but the solar capabilty came into its own when we had powercuts.
Cannot recommend highly enough.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SolarDAB-tastic! 6 May 2010
Colour Name:Black
Being a owner of a a wind up DAB radio I was excited to see roberts release a solar radio as its a lot less tiring on the arm whilst still being good for mother earth! Its good to see they have released the solarDAB 2 with an FM option as that was one thing that put me off buying their original model was the lack of FM.
As you would expect from a roberts the build quality is excellent (you can see why the queen likes them!) and the sound quality is top notch (nice and rich, although no tone control). There is even a small recessed carry handle in the back which a reviewer flagged up as a dissapointing omission from the first solarDAB.
Overall this is a very impressive great value update of the first solarDAB and comes highly recommended.
feel the power!
T
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little portable DAB 6 Nov 2010
By Mel
Colour Name:Black
Bought this to replace a pure one mini that lasted just over 13 months obviously as the radio is new how long its going to last isn't something I can predict but it's plus points are:

1. Comes with rechargeable batteries that aren't too fearsomely expensive to replace (unlike pure one mini).
2. Large screen and clear display
3. Battery lifespan is good for digital (about 20 hours between recharges no digital is brilliant when it comes to battery life)
4. Sound quality is good for a portable digital radio (this is my third DAB and I think it's almost as good as my old pure Evoke but much better than the pure one mini)
5. Presets are really easy to use and the instructions, while well written, aren't really necessary.
6. Will talk to my iPod and allow me to control the volume from both iPod and radio (not all digials with Aux sockets will allow you to control the sound from the radio)
7. Solar charger is a nice touch and on a sunny day in November it was recharging (but cloud cover stopped this).
8. Can use standard alkaline batteries.

Negative points
1. Solar recharger is unreliable in a British winter on my south facing window ledge (though I haven't tested it outside)
2. Scrolling information wasn't easy to read as it's refresh rate is poor leaving a ghost of the word as it moves across the screen.

Overall a good value product that produces very good sound quality for a small portable radio.
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a little cracker! 8 Sep 2010
By carrie
Colour Name:Red
we bought this great little radio to take on our camping holiday.we charged it before we went for the week and the only recharging it needed was using the solar panel. benefits include being able to plug an mp3 into it and its eco friendliness. its great to use in the garden and we are really pleased with the sound quality .
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little radio 23 Jun 2010
By CD
Colour Name:White
I first saw this radio reviewed in 'The Times' with a glowing recommendation. I have needed a radio in the bathroom and garden for quite a while and this certainly
fits the bill. I have no complaints other than it would be good to be able to adjust the tone as it's just a little 'soft' - good for music perhaps but I could do with a bit more 'edge' to the speech-based Radio 4; however, I still give it 5 out of 5!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
Everything I want when outdoors, no need to find the best spot for reception any more! Quality sound indoors and out.
Published 1 day ago by Coppard
2.0 out of 5 stars Build quality not what one would expect.
For a product that is advertised to be used in the shed greenhouse or outside the home one would expect that the build quality to be a bit better. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Andy C
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant, not fussy
Good looking radio with easily used controls and excellent sound quality can be used in the sunny garden or at the allotment
Published 8 days ago by Chris Odgers
5.0 out of 5 stars Usual Roberts quality!
Bought to use in the bathroom, the solar charger copes well with the short periods of use. Placed on south facing window ledge!
Published 9 days ago by Peter de Solla
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Really excellent.
Sound is a bit heavy on the base notes but overall this is a really great radio. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Philip
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound Investment
Wanted a DAB radio to keep me company during some home renovations and when in the garden. This is a great little radio, easy to use, sound great, hunts down and hangs on to DAB... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mr. Stephen A. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts Dab
I was looking for a small radio for my kitchen and after reading reviews on this Roberts Dab and compering them with reviews on other radios I found this to be the best (handy... Read more
Published 17 days ago by frances tinkler
1.0 out of 5 stars Customer service skills nil.
The radio died on me after 8 months. Returned to Roberts who accused me of using the wrong adapter-that was the one that was in the box. Read more
Published 29 days ago by d hatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Battery life can be an issue with this radio
The battery life is an issue with this radio and appears to drain the batteries even when switched off but it doesn't appear to be switched off completely. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Malcolm Bloomer
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
Bit disappointed with the levels of sun required to charge up the batteries. the sound is slightly muffled. You get what you pay for I guess.
Published 1 month ago by kathquaide
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