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

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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

Colour Name: White
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Item model number: MessageR-W
  • ASIN: B007VPUQYC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,532 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Colour Name: White

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.

Box Contains

Radio
Instruction manual
Aerial
Mains Lead

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Barry Taylor on 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By NeilS on 11 Jan. 2013
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DAWN HOLMES on 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Adrienne Bailey on 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.

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

Cons:
- 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JohnHO on 29 Jun. 2013
Colour Name: White Verified Purchase
Have had the Roberts MessageR for a few weeks now and am glad I chose this model for our bedroom clock radio. The sound quality is great compared to my old Sony am/fm model with deep base overtones due to the downward facing speaker.
The radio has a nice glow to it during the daytime and welcomes you into the bedroom at night, although even at the lowest light level of the 7 available it is too bright to leave on at night, if you need a dark room like me. Simple remedy is turn off the light altogether, you can check the time by simply pressing the control knob on the front which illuminates the clock for a few seconds.
Reception is very good and is all I've come to expect from DAB radios.
One slight niggle is that I had to return the first one delivered because the controls would not function properly and needless to say the Amazon return and replacement system was first class. However, because I have had 2 of these radios to compare, both of them have a slight manufacturing fault with the battery compartment cover on the back of the unit. The battery cover is held in place by a weak plastic spring catch which means that the whole cover vibrates annoyingly when the radio is on. There is a way to cure this by using a small amount of blue tack to provide a wedge/buffer between the cover and the compartment.
Overall I would recommend the product particularly if you can get it on a lightning deal like I did. A well spent £27.99. it's a bargain.
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