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Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio - Black
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- DAB/DAB+/FM and WIFI Internet radio
- Spotify connect compatible music player
- Play your music collection from your computer
- Access to over 10,000 radio stations and podcasts
- 30 Station presets
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|Item Dimensions||26 x 12.5 x 15.5 cm||26 x 10 x 15.5 cm||14.5 x 14.5 x 18 cm||23.4 x 8.7 x 13 cm||24 x 13 x 20.5 cm||23.5 x 9 x 14 cm|
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Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio - Black.
From the manufacturer
Roberts Revival iStream2
DAB/DAB+/FM/Wi-Fi smart radio
The Revival radio by Roberts is back but with a difference. The iStream2 combines retro-chic with high-tech features. As a Smart Radio, the iStream2 delivers features such as FM/DAB/DAB+ tuners, Wi-Fi Connectivity, access to 20,000+ Internet Radio stations, access to thousands of podcasts, music player and easy control via the UNDOK iOS/Android app.
Easy set-up and packed with the updated technology
Enclosed within a wooden casing, the Revival iStream2 showcases the much-loved retro Roberts Revival design, whilst offering features that tech-lovers are sure to love. This nostalgic 1950s style radio is packed with the updated technology, including Wi-Fi Internet radio, which enables access to thousands of radio stations from around the world. Internet Radio also allows you to listen to local radio stations from back home when abroad, as long as there is access to a Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Streaming capabilities and Spotify Connect
The iStream2 is compatible with the Spotify Connect*. Alternatively, thanks to the Media Streaming function, it’s also possible to stream thousands of music files from a laptop or any storage device that is connected to the same network as the radio. On top of all that, this radio also has two alarms, making it ideal for every room in the house, including the bedroom.
*Spotify Premium account required
- DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Smart Radio with Internet Radio.
- Spotify Connect compatible music player.*
- MP3/WMA/FLAC/AAC playback via USB.
- Wooden cabinet
- 30 station presets
- Listen to stations from around the country and around the world.
- Play your music collection from your computer.
- Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/a).
- 2 alarm timers (DAB/FM/Internet or buzzer).
- Aux in socket for iPod/MP3 playback.
- Line out socket
- Battery or mains operations via AC adaptor (included).
- Uses 4 x LR20 (D size batteries - not included).
- Size (mm) 260(w) x 155(h) 125(d).
- Weight 1.7 kg
Roberts Revival iStream2 (Duck Egg)
Control your Roberts Smart Radio with your smartphone
UNDOK is the recommended companion for iOS and Android devices.
UNDOK allows easy control of your Roberts Smart Radio. Browse internet radio stations, select DAB radio stations, control and stream your own music collection via UPnP/DLNA from a local PC, stream your favourite tracks and playlists via Spotify Connect* and more.
The Now Playing screen provides radio station or media information with direct control of the radio volume. The app also allows control of multiple radios.
Download UNDOK for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
*Spotify Premium account required.
All Smart Radios by Roberts deliver the following features:
- FM/DAB/DAB+ Tuners
- Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Access to 20,000+ Internet Radio stations.
- Access to thousands of Podcasts.
- Music Player (DLNA Streaming from PC/Mac/NAS).
- Easy control via UNDOK iOS/Android app.
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Top customer reviews
These radios are expensive, so you expect a sound product. I would never recommend Roberts radio. NEVER BUY.
Roberts say the radio must be returned to the supplier (Amazon) for warranty repair. Amazon say the radio must be returned to Roberts for repair. But Roberts insist on charging me £54. This is outrageous. Diabolical service from both Amazon and Roberts.
Therefore, I would like Amazon to promptly collect this radio & replace it with the same model, but from a batch that is not affected by this issue. If replacement from a problem-free batch is not possible, then I will ask for a full refund. Scrolling through the reviews for this radio, I can see that I'm not alone in being affected by this problem.
I don't want another one, they're definitely not worth the money, and have lost £12.95 having to pay to return it to the retailer after 6 months of problems, and wasted £32.99 that I spent on large batteries and a charger to use with it. That's £46 down, very unhappy customer.
If you do still want to buy one of these, believe it or not, the manufacturer explained to me that they repair and sell the faulty radios as 'refurbished' units from their own website at a discounted price of £131.99. This means it's possible your 'new radio' is actually worse than a 'refurbished' one.
Sound quality is pleasant and "woody" - again, like the old radios it is based on.
I was concerned about the many reports of the screen failing, and I ran into this within two days of using the machine. After I inserted batteries, I removed the power plug to see if it would switch seamlessly to battery power. It did, but when I inserted the plug back into the back of the machine, it interrupted the power, and the radio restarted. Trying this a second time - this time removing the plug from the wall - I got the dreaded white screen - no display at all, just a white rectangle. I tried various types of "turn it off and on again" which didn't help, but after I removed batteries and the plug, then left it off for 10 seconds or so, the radio could be turned on again, and the screen was back to normal. I tried this a couple of times and got the same results... and recovered the same way. I assume that there's some circuit in the display that is sensitive to sudden jolts in power - not good in a device that's meant to run on batteries and AC!
I don't know if this fix would work for everyone. I didn't have the fading display that some people report. But if your radio goes suddenly to a plain white screen, removing all power and batteries for a bit is the first thing to try. I suspect many white screens are a digital lockup rather than a permanent failure. Putting aside its propensity to lock up, the screen could use a few improvements. It's hard to see unless you're right above it. Also, it would be nice if the display dimmed after a period of inactivity. As it is, you must go into the menu system to change the display brightness.
I like this radio mainly for the retro look and feel. If you don't care about that, the Roberts Stream 93i may be a better choice, offering similar features, good sound (so I've read), and a more convenient, forward-facing colour display. The only important feature the 93i lacks is battery power, although even that can be added with an external adapter. However, dual power seems to be a source of problems on the iStream 2, so maybe it's better to stick to AC.
The iStream2 works as an FM radio, but I was disappointed at the tuning - digital and slow. Each turn of the tuning knob is followed by a momentary delay while the radio changes frequency. Very un-nostalgic. It's easy enough to change to a known frequency, and you can save FM stations to the presents easily enough, but you can't really use the tuning knob to scan for stations by ear.
I am in Canada, so I wasn't able to test DAB Radio. However, the other features work for North Americans. The plug is rated to work with North American power, once an inexpensive UK-to-North America plug adapter has been added. (There is no need to convert voltage.)
The radio will also play files from a USB drive. (Haven't tried this yet, but I was thinking of loading a thumbdrive with recordings of old BBC radio shows and playing them nonstop, like I've taken a time machine to the seventies.)
But the main draw with the iStream2 is the Internet radio. It's a nice compromise between power and ease of use. Once it's set up, it would be suitable for an older, or less tech-savvy listener. When you turn it on, the last station comes on within a few seconds. You can store ten internet radio presets, accessible by pressing the presets button. It's also easy to navigate the thousands of available stations, which are sorted with the most popular offerings listed in a "Highlighted Stations" category near the top.
You have to pay £55 and send back to get fixed so hat should be considered if the QA is a bit lacking
Most recent customer reviews
everything works well i won't bother with spotify or whatever that is .