Roberts RD-21 DAB/FM

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Gadget of the Week

Roberts RD-21 DAB/FM RDS digital radio (Black version)



Receives both FM and DAB broadcasts

Can run for up to 150 hours from 6 x D cell batteries

Good build quality and reassuringly chunky design

Large, easy to read backlit display

Stylishly buttons with blue backlighting

Built-in mains transformer so no wall wart mains adaptor is needed, just a simple mains cable

Stereo speakers

Can operate form batteries or mains power

Line output and headphone socket

Available in black or silver





No built-in pause, rewind or record capability

No auxiliary input socket for attaching iPods etc

Cant receive AM broadcasts

No clock radio or sleep timer functions




List Price: £79.99 inc. VAT


Star Rating: 7.5 Stars  A good  choice for those wanting something a little more substantial than an entry level DAB radio, but dont need recording and other more advanced capabilities.