Customer Review

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment, 24 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Roberts SportsDAB3 DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Personal Digital Radio with Loudspeaker and OLED Display (Electronics)
I bought this to replace a Roberts Sports 988 radio which has just started to fail after many years excellent service. I chose the Roberts DAB3 because MW reception of Radio 5 Live is generally poor and I was spending a fortine an AAA batteries.

In many ways the Roberts DAB3 is great - it looks good, its a neat size, DAB and FM reception seems pretty good, it can run for about a week of average use after a 4 hour battery charge, the display can be set to turn off after a short period. But, what were they thinking when they added the sleep timer function? The Sport 988 will always turn itself off after about 90 minutes - and if I want to listen for longer I just turn it on again. The DAB3 let's you set different sleep time periods (good), but you have to reset it (through a not straight forward set of menu options) each time you want to use it! As I mostly use the radio late at night I want it to turn itself off after, say, 1 hour every time I use it. Why would they think you'd want to reset it every time??

Then there's the volume control - two buttons to step through volume levels. The quietest setting is not quiet enough, the steps are too large, the buttons are fiddly. What is wrong with a wheel and a full range of volume levels? Thirdly, there's a background his which is a bit annoying. And fourthly, I find the supplied earphones uncomfortable.

So overall, pretty disappointing. The price suggests this should be a top of the range pocket DAB radio so they should have given a bit more thought to the design process.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 550,309