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Roberts Ecologic 7 DAB / FM RDS Stereo Digital Radio with Up to 150 hours battery Life - Black

by Roberts Radios
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • DAB/ FM stereo wavebands
  • FM RDS station name display
  • Over 150 hours battery life
  • 20 station presets
  • Easy to read 16 x 2 character display
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: ECO7BK
  • ASIN: B0040HBD5K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Aug 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,642 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

The Roberts Ecologic 7 is a portable alarm radio with DAB and FM (with RDS) reception, sleep, nap and snooze functions and mains or battery power. It also features a line in socket for connecting iPods or portable MP3/CD players and headphone output.


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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly just what I wanted. 13 April 2011
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I wanted another DAB set with alarm/sleep functions in addition to decent quality adjustable audio output, and settled on this as the most likely to provide that without going to the high end PURE sets, which seem to have a mixed reliability record among buyers.

I already have a Gemini 21 so knew what these roberts sets sound like - this was a big factor in my choice. This set is far better value in terms of provided spec. than the Gemini.

I'll get the negatives out of the way first...

1 - without batteries, the radio is a bit top heavy and tips over too easily for my liking. Fitting a set of alkalines fixes this.
2 - settings for alarm etc are deeply nested in the menu system, only settable with multiple button presses.
3 - the scrolling marquee with programme info moves very slowly; it's painful to read it.
4 - I don't like how the carry handle can't swivel down the front of the radio.
5 - not keen on the two chromed-plastic main control discs. The chrome is slippery to touch; normal upstand knobs would have been better, or get rid of the chrome.
6 - once tuned to all available DAB signals it's not possible to edit out unwanted stations, which you might want to do if you've used the set in another part of the country where other stations are broadcast. To refresh the station list it needs a full reset, only available via the menu system, with a retune. This won't bother users who take the radio away on holiday.

And that's it for -ives really.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts hits the spot. 4 Aug 2011
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I bought this radio because of past experience with Roberts radios. My first was bought in 1978 and is now with my eldest daughter. Used everyday and still performs. My second is a DAB RD78. I have this one in the bedroom. The Ecologic I bought because it can be used free of mains electricity. I can take it in the garden, bathroom wherever. The treble/bass control is a nice feature. I mostly listen to "voice" radio so can adjust 'til the audio has a natural sound. It comes into it's own with music stations. Beautiful deep bass. Roberts has a reputation for a rich sound and this has been my experience with all three radios. Used with headphones it will amaze you.
I also like the fact that you can preset 10 stations. Six never seems enough somehow. Contrary to a previous contributor I like the volume/tuning "disks". Keeps the top of the radio flush. You don't have to worry about knocking the controls. Great also if you cant grip. It just needs the slightest touch with one finger.
When choosing DAB radios it's between Pure and Roberts. After listening to several models of both brands I find Pure has the more clinical sound, Roberts has the warmer, easier to listen to sound. Whilst doing my research pre-sale I also found that Pure seems to have more problems.
The Roberts has lived up to my expectations. It's ticked all the boxes and I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Would I buy another. Absolutely.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars roberts eco 7 Dec 2010
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Purchased this to replace previous roberts radio, great value for money, two speakers instead of the one mono one and the sound is excellent. Would recommend try it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts ecologoc 7 7 Mar 2011
By Tony
Colour Name:Black
Very easy to setup, nice tone, especially since it has the ability to adjust the treble and bass controls. Better than average reception, as it picks up Dab signals where other radios have failed miserably.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 20 July 2011
By LJ
Colour Name:Black
Best thing my husband has bought for a while! really good quality and lasts so long when using batteries. Was brilliant for camping and also to hook up at home and plug into the mains. Clear and easy to use, excellent sound quality.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DAB/FM radio 4 Oct 2010
By Jeff
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Roberts Ecologic 7 DAB / FM RDS Stereo Digital Radio with Up to 150 Hours Battery Life - White
First of all I listen to it when I go to bed, when I have a bath and intend to take it camping. I use it on rechargeable NiMH 10000mAh batteries and have had to recharge them once.

Likes: Get all the DAB & FM stations I am used to.
Nice sound. Bass and treble can be adjusted.
Alarm can be set for daily, weekdays, weekends or just once.
Display backlight can be dimmed or switched off.

Dislikes: Sleep function has to be set up each time . Not very good if your in bed and the radio has gone off before your asleep. Would be better if it had 1 button press to activate it (keeping the same timer) instead of using the menu system with multiple button presses to select, activate and set the length of time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts Ecologic 7 21 May 2012
By Mrs B
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
This is a superb radio - it is easy to operate and has a lovely mellow tone - I bought it in order to listen to Radio 4Extra as I wake in the night and get depressed listening to all the trouble and strife on the World Service and I don't like local radio or Radio 2. This radio has resolved that problem. Apart from the idiosyncrasy of my listening habits I can recommend this radio as being a 'serious piece of kit' it's great!! ( Also excellent free delivery from Amazon and helpful advice from Roberts helpline with a slight problem I had due to my misreading of the instruction booklet)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good looking and great sounding radio
You are spoilt for choice with DAB radio so I guess I went for the brand name, however it sounds really above it's price and am happy with it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by P. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I bought this as a present for my Mum, she absolutely loves it. Crystal clear sounds, easy to use and a good volume without distortion.
Published 9 months ago by p. a. farrell
5.0 out of 5 stars very good radio
no problems - good reception - plenty of presets - sound is fine.

something i like about digital radio generally is there is no need to retune if in a different part of... Read more
Published 15 months ago by jackdaww
5.0 out of 5 stars RADIO
This is a fabulous radio and I have been exceeding happy with it, as with all Roberts electrical products is has been produced to a high quality which is more than can be said for... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Angie
1.0 out of 5 stars Roberts Radios
Firstly I must compliment Amazon on the first rate service supplied it could not have been better. Customer service on the phone excellent, Returns procedure simple to do and free... Read more
Published 17 months ago by JL2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Portable DAB Radio
Received radio in great time. Radio is very easy to set up both DAB and FHM.Each wave length can store 10 channels, which is just about enough. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Daveyla
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Xmas Present
I bought this for my dad last christmas, and he loves it! Great buy, I honestly can't fault it! Great battery life and an excellent companion in the garden.
Published 22 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent portable radio
Very pleased with this portable radio. Feels solid, is easy to use and the handle makes it easy to carry round. Well designed and nice-looking. Would definitely recommend it.
Published 22 months ago by Alibo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great radio
I searched around for a good bedside DAB.

This is a fine product - it has analogue (variable) volume control (no annoying large 'steps' when setting volume), a display... Read more
Published on 10 April 2012 by Ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Buy
Bought this DAB radio for my Mum after reading the Which? report on digital radios. It is great. Excellent sound quality and light enough for my Mum to carry from room to room. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2012 by Candy
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