ROBERTS Solar DAB 2 Digital Radio, Black

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Compact with soft-touch rubberised rotary controls, the unique ROBERTS SolarDAB 2 uses the sun as a power socket, letting you enjoy crystal clear digital radio wherever you are.

Featuring a classic black finish, this model uses an integral solar panel to provide you with continuous play under adequate sunlight. It also tops up a rechargeable battery while playing, which kicks in when the sun goes down or things get gloomy. Reassuringly, a mains adaptor is provided for when the sun really doesn’t want to come out and play!

The 2-line green backlit LCD display is easy to read and features function icons for indicating the solar level, battery and signal strength. There is even one-touch access to your favourite stations. A 3.5mm line input means you can plug in your iPod or MP3 player – ideal for sharing your favourite tracks with friends (cable not included).

ROBERTS have been making radios since 1932 when Harry Roberts founded the company. They are renowned for the quality craftsmanship and today hold three Royal Warrants.

  • DAB/FM RDS wavebands so you can reach all of your favourite stations
  • Built-in battery charger makes recharging effortless
  • Station name/multiple preset mode lets you save your favourites
  • One touch instant access to favourite station
  • LED solar level indicator
  • LED battery indicator
  • Soft touch rubberised controls for pleasant use
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 20 hours from alkaline batteries
Auxiliary input socket for device playback, aux line out
H14 x W20.2 x D7cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
SolarDAB 2
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Mains, 3x AA batteries (included)
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As

ROBERTS Solar DAB 2 Digital Radio 4.4 5 31 31
Looks good and sounds excellent Bought for my daughter in Aberdeen to replace 15 year old Roberts. Set up and installation simple enough for 11 year old grandson to do. Immediately receives all the stations they like and has the advantage that she can take into the garden (even in Scotland) without the hassle of power supply. Would highly recommend 20 January 2015
Poor reception and battery life Had a solar DAB 1. Great little radio with excellent reception on short aerial and good life with solar recharge. This one has very poor battery life and very poor recharge on solar power. Sending it back. Why remove the solar and power indicator level meters as in DAB1? Very disappointing. 05 January 2015
Recommended This is the third Roberts Radio that I bought and I can highly recommend this product. In addition should you need any spare parts, advice or service for Roberts products you will find them extremely easy to contact and very helpful. 20 December 2014
Well received Birthday present! Birthday boy was very pleased with sound quality and liked the added bonus of the solar power! Excellent bathroom radio! 18 November 2014
So easy to use Although it ticked all the right boxes eg. enviro-friendly charging etc, I was not sure whether to buy this radio. I should not have hesitated - it is so easy to use and a nice compact size. The instructions are clear and simple; reception is good and buttons are big enough to work without being cumbersome. Would really recommend ... and if any of the family are reading this I'd love another one for Christmas!! 30 September 2014
Brilliant! I pondered on this purchase for a long time,well as it turns out too long! No need to worry at all,it is fantastic,it does everything as listed.It also delivers on another main point for me,EASE OF USE.!!!! 19 September 2014
A gem of a radio I don't know how much of an impact the solar energy aspect of this radio has but I love it. I keep and use it in my north east facing bathroom, where a mains powered radio would be impossible, and love seeing the solar light lit up demonstrating that it is performing on solar power. Reception is crisp and clear and it never needs adjustment. I need to try it without being in sunlight, to see how long the batteries would last without the extra solar boost, but regardless I love this radio. I bought the green one which cheers me up in the morning (I am so not a morning person) but I'm tempted to buy a red one for my kitchen window. It is a gem of a radio - so useful where mains isn't possible (and DAB batteries have such a short life, so I've been told). I'm fast approaching the wrong end of my fifties and my young thirties lodger described it as "cool" when it arrived which tells us all something. 02 September 2014
90 year old goes digital I bought this radio for my mums 90th birthday and she loves all the choice of dab chanels 19 August 2014
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