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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set-up, easy to use, easy on the eye and easy to listen to., 23 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Roberts Radio Play DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Digital Radio with Built In Battery Charger - Grey (Electronics)
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Our first DAB radio, a Roberts ECO1W Ecologic, was purchased as a replacement for an ancient FM radio that we had used in our kitchen and garden for over twenty years.
Our criteria then, were that it should be; DAB; inexpensive; small; battery/mains; reasonable sound quality for speech and music and attractive to look at. This radio ticked all the boxes, and the built in battery charger was a bonus. We have been delighted with this radio, and it seemed our selection criteria were correct. However, it is always being moved around the house so it seems logical to get another similar radio to prevent those annoying trips up and down stairs to retrieve it.
As we were so pleased with our original purchase, we used the same criteria and the Roberts Play DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Digital Radio not only met them all, but was even smaller and more attractive.
Be sure to read the good clear instructions. These make setup and operation easy; tuning was quick, and automatic and it worked right out of the box. Batteries, which are not supplied, can be alkaline or NiMH rechargeable, but care must be taken to set a small switch in the battery compartment to enable charging and prevent possible damage; this is made very clear in the instructions. The supplied charger is just that, it doesn't double as a mains lead; the batteries are only charged when the radio is off.
Station are viewed and selected through an LCD display and the ten pre-sets (five DAM and five FM) are more than adequate for our requirements. Although the FM option is available, the large number of available DAB stations, and the DAB reception quality in our area, makes it redundant for us.
The clarity of the audio from such a tiny device is very impressive; we are very pleased with it and hope to get many years of listening pleasure from it.
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