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A perfect gift!,
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This review is from: Roberts Elise DAB FM RDS Digital Radio - Black (Electronics)
One of the things I find very helpful when I'm ordering from Amazon are the reviews and I thought I should follow up and do the same thing after receiving the Roberts Elise.
My main criteria for ordering a DAB radio was that it should look and sound good and most importantly be easy to operate. I was buying this for my elderly mother and it had to be straightforward. I carefully read a few reviews of different radios and overall this seemed the best.
I chose the right one! It's very nice to look at and has a good sound (ok, it's never going to compete with a stereo radio, but is nonetheless clear to listen too) and it is so easy to operate. I thought I should plug it in and tune it for my mum and all I needed to do was plug it in, switch it on and off it went, finding 54 radio stations very quickly. I saved four pre-sets for her and on the button marked with a heart as her favourite she now has Radio 2. My mum loves it. Nicely placed buttons not too near each other and a good sized and tactile volume button.
Any downsides? Well apart from the radio, it doesn't have any extra features. No pausing of live radio for instance. It's no worse for it though because its main thing is simplicity and at the price it's not going to have much in the way of fancy stuff. The other thing that would be nice is if the display remained showing the last info item selected on the display. You can scroll through various info items including signal strength, bps etc, but once you switch the unit off it goes back to the first info item which is the "now playing" feature. It would be nice if it remained on time of day for instance.
Aside from those little things there is nothing to fault this unit and as I said my mum loves it. Thanks to the other reviewers for the recommendation
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Initial post: 26 May 2012 10:44:15 BDT
Thank you to the people who have reviewed this item. We to are purchasing for my elderly father who should find this item easy. Reading others reviews has helped in our selection very much.
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