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Philips AE2012/05 DAB+ Portable Radio with classic Union Jack design

4.2 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews

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  • DAB for clear and crackle-free radio experience
  • Quick scan of DAB stations for extra convenience
  • DAB and FM compatible for a complete radio experience
  • Stereo headphone jack for better personal music enjoyment
  • 20 preset tuning stations
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 649 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 721 g
  • Item model number: AE2012/05
  • ASIN: B007YXMKFY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,555 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Great Sound from DAB+ Radio Anywhere

Tune in to Philips portable radio with DAB+ reception for clear sound. Its classic desktop design as well as DAB+ and DAB FM pre-set stations with quick scan DAB+ radio make this the ideal radio companion.

DAB FM Philips
DAB and FM Compatible for a Complete Radio Experience

DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) digital radio is a new way of broadcasting radio, in addition to FM analogue transmission via a network of terrestrial transmitters. It provides listeners with more choices and information delivered in clear, crackle-free sound quality.

The technology allows the receiver to lock on to the strongest signal it can find. With DAB digital stations there are no frequencies to remember, and sets are tuned by station name, so there is no retuning on the move.


Philips Audio
Large Backlit LCD Display for Easy Viewing in Low Light

Backlit LCD display ensures easy viewing and operation in low light conditions, and provides clear information at a glance.


Stereo Headphone Jack for Better Personal Music Enjoyment

Connect your own headphones for a more personal listening experience whenever you want it. You can enjoy your favourite movie or music in great sound without disturbing others by connecting your headphones to the player.

Box Contains

AE2012/05
AC-DC adapter
Quick start guide
User Manual
Warranty Certificate



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I wanted a small DAB radio to take camping and so i could move my Pure Elan 2 to the kitchen from the bathroom. I liked the look of this radio, but wasn't sold on it because when i first spotted it, it was more nearly £15 more than the standard item. But i happened to notice that a traders price war had occurred and the radio had gone from £40 to £19.99!

I knocked off one star because it does eat the batteries (as do many other dab radios, i use rechargeables, but at least you can use off the shelf batteries unlike some Pure efforts!) and i think it could do with an auxiliary in port (like my other Phillps DAB). However i will say that this radio looks brilliant (resplendent in the Union Flag), it has good sound for it's size, it's easy to use and it has reasonable build quality (apart from the slight afterthought retractable support). But at this price the outstanding feature has to be the preset buttons on top. Again with many manufacturers you have to move up the range to have this simple but time saving feature which means that all the members of your household can switch to their favourite station at the push of a button- winner!
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I needed something to keep me company in the kitchen and this does the job well. Great sound quality for such a low cost and the Union Jack very cheering on dreary mornings! Overall great value.
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Small radio with great sound for its size (not tinny) fits well in the kitchen taking up minimum space. Slightly tilted and has a small plastic stand that extends from the lower part of the radio to balance it. Pleased with it overall.
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Great little radio the sound is wonderful that comes from this little box very pleasantly surprised.
Only gripe with it and I feel stupid looking at it now but I thought there were only two buttons on the front of it "select" and "menu/scan" but there are six buttons on it the other four are flat to the radio so you have to press where it says vol+ vol- / tunning+/tuning- spent ages trying different combinations of the two stand out buttons before I worked out the other four buttons are flat to the radio and you have to push where it says vol+ vol- etc etc feel stupid now but love this little radio well worth the money would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Received this today and this is an excellent DAB+/FM radio with great quality sound, nice and compact and so easy to set up it's funny. I would recommend this radio to anyone looking for one for a kitchen or small office. And at around £21 this is amazing value. I'm considering buying another for my office but I use internet radio so may not bother.

We've got this set up in the kitchen and it took about 90 seconds to unpack, turn on, scan for channels and set 6 presets. It's a wonder people buy fm radios anymore. DAB knocks spots off of FM quality and this is so easy to use.

The sound is excellent, the unit is nice and compact and has a little pull out stand at the bottom for stability. I've had a John Lewis DAB radio/iPhone dock before and the sound quality is so much better on this.

A couple of tips for anyone buying this:

1) Scan with the aerial extended. You'll get more channels.

2) For presets 6 - 10, hold down the 5+ button and press 1 for 6, 2 for 7 and so on.

Excellent. So glad I purchased this.

Oh and delivery was quick etc as I come to expect from Amazon. Keep up the good work, guys!
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This Philips radio has a striking Union Flag design which is very apt when using it to listen to all the medal wins achieved by Team GB during this summer's Olympics in London. I bought the radio for use in the kitchen and was surprised by how small it is but the signal reception is excellent and it tunes into all the DAB stations in seconds. The sound quality on DAB and FM is very good and the volume is more than sufficient without sounding distorted or tinny. It has preset buttons on the top of the case to remember favourite stations and a minimalist front panel with just two buttons and a station display. Volume and tuning can be adjusted by touching the areas above and below these buttons which are used for to access the menu and select options. The radio has a built in stand which slides out of the base and is also supplied with a mains adaptor as well as being able to run on batteries for true portability. A nice iconic design at a nice price from Amazon.
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Easy to use, good sound and crystal clear DAB reception. Unit auto-tuned to 28 DAB stations with ease, and without having to extend the aerial.

The bold Union Jack design rounds it off perfectly - the ideal companion for listening to London 2012.

Go Team GB !!

Gold medal for Philips DAB+ !!
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I read all the reviews that are shown on Amazon in respect to DAB radio's and I was really drawn to this one. This is a great little radio for the price and all the previous reviews were spot on.

The sound is clear and not crackly or tinny. You can preset up to 10 radio stations which was not that hard to do. I do admit that it would have been better if the volume control had been as a separate button, rather than being part of the menu/scan one. But all things considered for the price, it is a good product.
I use it plugged in to the mains, so I cannot comment on the how long the batteries last. If you are a more serious music lover, then perhaps you might want a more expensive type. I love this radio, so much so, I bought another for my office.

I do believe that the price of under £40.00p is the correct one and I would not want to pay much more than that.
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