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Roberts MessageR DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Message Record Feature - Black

by Roberts Radios
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

RRP: 100.00
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  • Digital Radio
  • 20 Station Presets
  • 8 Favourite Station memories (4 for DAB and 4 for FM)
  • Recording message function x 2
  • 2 x Alarm timers

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: MessageR-BK
  • ASIN: B007VPUQ3S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,035 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The MessageR is a clever compact DAB digital radio with a handy message record function enabling you to record voice messages, perfect for if you suddenly remember something whilst in the midst of cooking but don’t have time to write it down! You can even set a time for the voice memo to go off. It is also perfect for the kitchen as it includes a useful egg timer. Alongside these other great features the MessageR includes a mood light with eight brightness settings as well as 20 station presets, snooze function and sleep timer.

Product Description

For those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen and like to listen to the radio whilst they cook, ROBERTS has come up with a brilliant idea for a kitchen radio. You can tune into your favourite station to keep you entertained while you cook but it also has other uses too. MessageR DAB/FM radio is a clever digital tuning clock radio which lets you record voice messages, perfect if you suddenly remember something whilst in the middle of cooking you wont need to write it down and you can even set a time for the voice memo to go off.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb sound 22 Mar 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
Great value with superb sound quality on DAB, use it in the bedroom, only minor issue is you can't see the buttons when you want turn off, I over came this by cutting out a small piece of Velcro and sticking on the on/off button.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By NeilS
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
I bought this as a bedside alarm/DAB radio. However, though you can turn the 'moonlight' off fully (would be great if you needed a bright nightlight) unless you set the display dim to the lowest value you can't get rid of the blue glow around the control knob. When set to any low value you can't see the time in the dark! The buttons are on the top and flat - so from the side you can't feel whether you are in the correct place (and whilst most of the buttons will undim the time display some do still operate even when no radio). The alarms are relatively easy to set. The sound is brilliant (speaker projects down and uses the surface the device is on to help add depth. Volume is easy to regulate and it found all the DAB stations. You can use the message facility to make a personal alarm message(!) but in a bedroom it's a bit of a gimmick. Could be better with a bigger screen, better buttoning and more thought given to lights. Wouldn't be happy if I hadn't got it on a 'deal'.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this radio. 18 May 2013
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
I love this radio completely. The sound is great and the styling unusual. Another reviewer complained about the light, but you can set the brightness level or turn the light off altogether. I set up the radio and pre set my chanels without reading the manual - it is so intuitive and I am an old lady (57). It has a small footprint and a very thick rubber cushion underneath it so the anti slip as well as the sound quality is improved. The message feature will be well used too in this house. This is my second Roberts Radio. I have another model in another room and got fed up toting it about. I picked another Roberts as I am so happy with the quality. If you can cope with the quirky styling, this is a brilliant radio for the money with a good rich sound.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roberts MessageR 3 Dec 2012
Colour Name:White
I borrowed a sample of this product for free to use for a week and I have to say I was fairly impressed. I hadn't used a DAB before, but the thing was pretty intuitive.

+ Slim profile--very nice for a small bedside table
+ Good sound quality for the size
+ Good DAB reception, even in my basement flat

- Message record functionality is gimmicky and pretty pointless
- Blue light in the base is very bright--this is supposed to be adjustable, but following the instructions exactly I was unable to switch it off or even dim it.

Overall I've been very pleased with it, and for the price it's a pretty good little unit. If the light was adjustable (as it claims to be--but it didn't work for me), it would be an ideal bedroom radio.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great radio alarm clock 17 Aug 2013
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
I've had this radio for a few months now and it's most definitely become part of the furniture. I find the DAB reception for my favourite stations to be consistently good (DAB reception is often poor in this area) and every bit as good (if not better) than the other DAB radios I have dotted around the house.

I use this as a bedside radio and alarm clock and it's plugged into the mains (with batteries inserted for alarm back-up purposes) so I can't comment on battery life. The sound quality is perfectly acceptable to my perfectly ordinary ears.

I am unable to make any apposite observations about many of the features of the radio as the majority hold no interest for me. I love the alarm feature which allows you to set separate alarms for weekdays and week-ends - this means that I can go for weeks without having to alter it (but when I do I have to reach for the instruction manual as I've forgotten how to do it!). The other feature I make good use of is the sleep timer that allows me to fall asleep to listening to the radio but not be woken up by it a couple of hours later.

If I was to make any criticism at all it would be that I find the buttons on the top of the radio are impossible to see unless I'm above them and sometimes a little tricky to operate.

Overall, I'm happy with the radio ....it's a keeper for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry its a short review - but its good! 13 Jun 2013
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
I love the quality and feel of this radio and it delivers performance to complement the appearance. Check the size it may be a little bigger that you expect but its worth it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typically Roberts! 31 May 2013
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
This is a very neat DAB/FM radio with a few tricks up its sleeve. It also features two message memory banks where you can record and leave a message for other occupants of your home - very useful in a world where family members are passing ships in the night. It is suitable for a kitchen, bedroom or living area. As I see it these are the other pros and cons of this set;


- A nicely styled and constructed radio which delivers really good sound for its size. I live near the Sussex Coast where DAB reception is difficult for my HiFi tuner but not it seems for this Roberts DAB radio which pulls in about a dozen DAB stations and plenty on FM too using only the modest write antenna supplied.
- The volume is good and can be cranked almost all the way up before distortion sets in and has that "signature" mellow Roberts tone.
- Settings for alarms etc. are quite logical and have their own large, clear buttons on the top panel.
- Ten presets each on DAB and FM bands plus a nice clear backlit display for tuning, RDS data, time and date etc.
- Mains or battery powered using 4 X C Size cells - inserting batteries seems to give the resilience to mains failure for the alarm settings etc. It uses a separate mains adaptor.
- Headphone, auxiliary input and USB upgrade sockets.
- Clear indication of waiting message(s).
- Because of the vertical design it has a small footprint and the underside is rubberised to prevent scratching furniture.


- Slightly complex controls for some functions - the backlight for the clock/tuning display are controlled in an entirely different way to the "Moonlight" which illuminates the port underneath the radio and dials etc.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good sound
Published 1 day ago by steven minns
5.0 out of 5 stars looks good too! A great purchase
Fab radio with incredible sound quality for its size.looks good too!A great purchase!
Published 8 days ago by v donaldson
1.0 out of 5 stars Is it really a Roberts?
It looks great, has a great sound then it died. it lasted a mere seven weeks. Can't believe its a Roberts device. waste of money
Published 2 months ago by liasi
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful digital radio -Roberts MessageR
This Roberts MessageR Digital Radio is lovely for the kitchen,I do so like the way it switches on instantly and the light makes it so attractive
Published 3 months ago by juneb
1.0 out of 5 stars Good until it breaks down (twice)
I enjoyed this radio, until suddenly one morning after about six months it no longer had any reception, digital or FM. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr SA Fawcett
5.0 out of 5 stars excelent quality ...speedy delivery
very happy with the quality of this product, was as described on the web site and had a problem with the first one delivered , but replaced within two days , so can not complain at... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike C
1.0 out of 5 stars awful
terrible service was told to be home in between 2pm and 3pm, which i have been and nothing has been delivered. Read more
Published 5 months ago by LiamG
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant kitchen radio
I bought this as a radio for the kitchen and very pleased with it. It was quick and easy to set up and simple to use. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Pat Dobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't think, Buy!
Now I like my gadgets and as always I was a bit sceptical...

But honestly the product is excellent... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jasper
5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good.
A great bedside radio alarm. Had to follow instructions in booklet to set it up. Quite easy. Have turned off the blue light.
Published 6 months ago by Penny pincher
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