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Roberts Unologic DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - Black

by Roberts Radios
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)


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  • DAB/FM RDS wavebands
  • Built-in battery charger - ideal for standard (AA size) rechargeable batteries
  • FM RDS station name display
  • One touch instant access to favourite station
  • Station name/multi preset mode
  • One touch instant access to favourite station
  • USB socket for software upgrades
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Roberts Unologic DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - Black + Duracell Stay Charged Entry Battery AA 1300MaH
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 7 x 14 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: UNOLOGIC-BK
  • ASIN: B002L760W2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Aug 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 804 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Unologic, a lightweight portable DAB / FM RDS radio, is part of Roberts' Environmentally friendly range designed to minimise environmental impact, with switch mode power supply and the option of using both normal and rechargeable AA batteries . Look after the environment and your money!

Take unologic with you when out and about at family picnics or just listen to it in your back garden. This stylish DAB/ FM radio is available in both black or white, if you are not familiar with DAB you will not be disappointed. DAB digital radio enables you to select stations by name; check out news, results, track titles and more on the scrolling text display; tune at the touch of a button; and listen in crisp, clear digital-quality sound. And there’s more listening choice on DAB too.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
129 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Little Radio 31 Dec 2009
Colour Name:White
Just got my new Roberts Unologic today, this is the second Roberts DAB Radio I have owned and I have to say that on first impressions this is another top notch effort from Roberts.
The unit is a single speaker mono radio, and sound quality is First Rate with no distortion until near max volume, the clarity on vocals is crystal clear, I was quite suprised to find that this unit also has a reasonable amount of bass.
The case is strong and of a good quality plastic as you would expect from Roberts.
The built in battery charger is another bonus, there is a switch for either normal or rechargeable batterys (takes 4 x AA) when set to rechargeable the unit will charge the batterys but only when the radio is not in use.
There is a soft rubber rotary volume control on the side, and a soft rubber tunning dial on the front.
Once you have pressed the autotune button on the front it will scan for all the available DAB stations in your area, you also have a Favourite button which you can asign to your Favourite Radio station, I would of liked to have had at least 5 presets as I had on my previous Radio but unfortunatley this is not the case, but you can flick through all staions easily using the dial on the front once you have done the initial autotune.
So in Summary a very well made and weighty little Radio, fresh faced design and at a good price.
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101 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, well designed. Love it. 18 Dec 2010
Colour Name:Black
I got this little radio recently after requesting it for christmas. I was so excited about it and wanted to use it so much I'm afraid I opened the package early. It's a brilliantly designed little device.

I'd wanted a DAB radio after listening to channels like absolute 90's and 80's at work that are only available on DAB or internet radio. I don't have DAB at home and I wanted to use it while doing house hold chores etc.

The radio looks nice, is well designed. It gives very good and chrystal clear DAB reception. The sound quality and volume is good for a small portable device. It has good connectivity with line in and headphone sockets plus a USB socket for connecting to a PC to update the firmware.

The display is clear and finding channels is easy. A quick glance at the manual sorted out how to save preset stations and it has a Favourite button for easy access to your number 1 favourite DAB or FM station depending on which you have it set to at the time.

I love the fact that it has a built in battery charger, so if you use NiMH rechargeable AA batteries the radio keeps them charged up so they're always ready to use away from a power source. Ideal for me where I keep the radio in the kitchen plugged in and use it when I'm cooking, washing up etc but can take it anywhere in the house with me so far I've not noticed problems with power drain like the other reviewer. I do know that some rechargeable batteries don't hold their charge well between charges though I've had duracell AA rechargeables that go flat within a week when not used for anything. I currently use energizers or Ansmann AAs that work well and hold their charge.

I really like the look of the radio too, it's modern but quite stylish and with green credentials I can't think of anything not to like about it. A very well designed radio that should give many hours of listening pleasure.
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191 of 194 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Radio 24 Nov 2009
By SRF
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Roberts are renown for their high quality radios and this model certainly doesn't disappoint. What impressed me the most is the sound quality and sheer level of volume - both of which would embarrass much larger rivals. This means it works just as well as a kitchen radio as it would a "portable". Other particularly neat features include; a rotary tuning control, a high quality analogue volume knob (rather than unresponsive or flimsy buttons) and a built in battery charger if you want to use it with rechargable batteries. The large LCD display is also an added bonus. Overall, I can't fault it, hence the 5 stars.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tonal quality not great 22 Jun 2011
Colour Name:Black
This is quite a good little radio but I'm surprised that so many reviewers praise the sound quality. There is plenty of volume and no distortion, but it lacks the crisp clarity of the similarly sized and priced Pure One (our other DAB radio)and has an annoying slightly muffled, flat sound. There is nothing you can do about this as it has no tone control of any sort.

Where it really scores over the Pure One though is in reception - it receives many more stations even without extending the aerial. With the Pure I thought we must be in a marginal reception area for DAB but the Roberts proves otherwise.

It's also very nicely made and solid, and the recharging facility with AA batteries is excellent. The finish is mainly shiny with just the area within the central V shape being matt. Matt all over would be nicer.

Such a shame it doesn't sound better!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 7 Feb 2011
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I like this radio. For me, the pro and cons - just my preference.

The positive points:

1. The inbuilt charger is really good for convenience - its always charged when you take it from its normal place of residence.

2. Setting and selecting the preset channels is really easy (just spend a few minutes reading the manual).

3. Build quality is good - you should expect this for the price.

4. I personally have had no problem with reception or sound quality.

5. The volume control is analogue - rather then the more anoying incremental type - where, invariably you want the one just inbetween - only really annoying if you listen to the radio late at night I think, a small criticism of my Pure radio.

Negatives:

1. The display stays illuminated when connected to the mains - only a problem if you listen at night and do not want the light - but could see how it would be quite annoying for some, as it is suprisingly bright. A further button would be my suggestion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great radio
This is the second one I have , firs one is mine for when I'm fishing no problem crystal clear sound battery's when charged last all week when used daily. Read more
Published 11 days ago by mr gary harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Roberts Unologic DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio
Works well as a kitchen radio.
Tone and volume are acceptable.
Signal reception is good and is better than i had expected. Read more
Published 15 days ago by J. B. Stokes
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts compact DAB Radio.
A super little radio, without concern with mains power and batteries; This Roberts Radio does that and sounds good as well.
Published 1 month ago by Boatman
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant product!
Love this radio. Has really met my needs and I now use it all the time. Can thoroughly recommend it
Published 1 month ago by Nicholas Willan
1.0 out of 5 stars Second one I have had of these that hasn't lasted
Major problem seems to be with Roberts Radios is that the self charger gives up after a short period. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cymru Am Byth
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Delivered in good condition, quickly and I am delighted with it. Better than Pure dab radios I have had previously. So good in fact I have bought another.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Brian Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected from Roberts
but you get what you pay for I guess.
It's easy to use, I like the design, but for a digital radio the sound quality is poor, very boomy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barb Langley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I bought this radio for my husband to listen to in the bathroom while showering and shaving in the morning and it is great.
Published 1 month ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars DAB radio
I received this within a couple of days which was amazing. It was very easy to set up which was great.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Doreen Blackman
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