Roberts Poolside 2 R9958 reviews: Radio

10 customer reviews
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This radio is a good all rounder.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good reception within bathroom area - Good tone - easy to work
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2008

David, Exeter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quality build, ease of use, thoughtful design, good sound
Bad points:
aerial. should be in the handle
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Design 9.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I can't fault this radio. It was easy to set up, is very simple to use, and looks streamlined and stylish (one side of the case is curved and looks quite Art Deco, for any one seeking classic/retro style). The white casing great for a bathroom. I have it fixed to my bathroom wall using bracket that comes with the radio (bracket very easy to fix up), and can just take it down whenever to carry it around. Preset for favourite stations is simple to set up. All controls and settings by flat push-buttons effortless to use. 'Nap' timer easy to use (good for not falling asleep in the bath, or a reminder to rinse off conditioner!) Easy to read clock... the clock window is not orange as in product photos. Think it looks even better in real life than in photo. An excellent buy. Have not had it long, so can't vouch for battery life or long-term radio life, but would still highly recommend it. Well done Roberts!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2010

Product Features

Type of radio Table-top
Radio tuner FM
Sound Output in Watts 0.5
Solar Power No
Dimensions (mm) 246x150x65
Station Presets 10
WiFi No
FM tuner Yes
Battery Power Yes
Mains Power Yes

Manufacturer's Description

The Poolside 2 (R9958) is a lightweight, compact and portable unit its splash proof and with its swivel handle you can conveniently hang it anywhere.

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