Roberts Solar DAB reviews: Radio

15 customer reviews

+ This radio scores very high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use; good storage for presets; eco-friendly; and it looks good.
Bad points:
Can't think of any.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 7.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
solar battery charges when switched off
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2008

Michael, Hawkhurst I love Mac design!

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent design, neat, compact, clean lines, user-friendly, solar charging even in miserable overcast days, up to and beyond quality expected of a Robertson product, well done!
Bad points:
Still waiting to find one!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2009

Bryan, Lincoln

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Battery remains at reasonable charge with natural light. I have only had it plugged into the mains once since purcahse. Reasonable size and weight for a DAB radio. Simple clean design.
Bad points:
Could do with a handle for carrying.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 6.0
Portability 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Solar power
Bad points:
Re-tunung needed for station change - and it would be immeasurably better if it had VHF as well!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Looks ok.
Bad points:
Very disappointed with the quality of the reception after all the advertising for DAB radios.
Even in full sunlight the battery went flat after only a few hours.Definitely not suitable for long periods of listening in a country where sunlight is never going to be an all day occurence.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 7.0
Design 7.0
Reception/Sound quality 3.0
Display 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, good sound and portable. Battery gives good life and the solar is very cool.
Bad points:
cant think of any
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 10.0
Display 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2009

Product Features

Type of radio Portable
Radio tuner DAB and FM
Sound Output in Watts 1
Solar Power Yes
Dimensions (mm) 190x110x80
WiFi No
Release date 2008-07-31
FM tuner No
Battery Power Yes
Mains Power Yes

Also known as: Roberts solarDAB, Roberts, Roberts SOLARDAB-RED

 

Manufacturer's Description

solarDAB is the world’s first solar powered DAB radio. This stylish and compact portable radio has a solar panel integrated into the top of the unit which absorbs direct sunlight in order to power the radio. There is a level indicator on the display screen that shows the power level generated by the solar panel. Under good conditions, there is sufficient power generated to charge the batteries and power the radio.

The built in rechargeable battery pack is charged whenever the solar panel receives direct sunlight. Once fully charged, the low power consumption of solarDAB allows the batteries to power the radio for up to 27 hours without the need to recharge them. The radio can then be used away from sunlight or mains electricity until recharging becomes necessary. The batteries can be recharged either by sunlight or using the supplied mains adaptor if there is not sufficient light available.

solarDAB is ideal for use in gardens, conservatories, greenhouses, on suitable windowsills, or away from home while camping, fishing, at the beach, or anywhere that you wish to listen to the radio away from conventional power sources.


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