ROBERTS Solar DAB 2 Digital Radio, Black

Product information

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
Alarm
NO
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 20 hours from alkaline batteries
Brand
ROBERTS
Clock
YES
Connections
Auxiliary input socket for device playback, aux line out
Dimensions
H14 x W20.2 x D7cm
Eligible for International Delivery
NO
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
NO
Power Supply
Mains, 3x AA batteries (included)
Radio tuner
DAB, FM
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
1W
Waterproof
NO
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
623g

Delivery

Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
289 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops
Free

Standard UK delivery within 5 working days

Free

Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.

£6.95

Next/named working day UK delivery pre-10.30am.

£9.95

Collect+ from a local shop from Friday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops
£3.00

International delivery not available

Returns

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes.

Find out more about returning products

Q & As

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ROBERTS Solar DAB 2 Digital Radio 4.3 5 23 23
Nice looking radio Reception good, solar works well if placed on a windowsill. Beware though that like Model T Fords, if you buy from a John Lewis shop it only comes in black. If you want a colour, you have to buy on-line. 23 July 2014
Good looking product We weren't too pleased with the sound of the product, to be used in our kitchen. One member of the family has hearing aids and it just didn't work. 15 July 2014
Crisp sound Purchased for my Dad's birthday. He's inherited a greenhouse so the family thought this would be a nice idea - something to keep him company. He likes the colour (red ) and says that the sound is very good. He's yet to get to the greenhouse with it though - perhaps when it stops raining! At the moment he has it on a south facing windowsill in the lounge where it keeps it's charge. Delivery was reliable - a John Lewis norm! 27 May 2014
Solar powered future! A nice deep sound for such a small radio. I use it all the time, particularly in the garden. I have had to charge it up now and again but that's after eight or so hours of use. It took 7 hours to charge from the electrical socket, but half that time today under the sun. It is easy to tune and preset favourite stations. The handle at the back is too shallow though. Generally I like it a lot and would be interested in other solar powered items. 06 May 2014
3rd time is a charm This is my 3rd Roberts Solar DAB 2. I really like them. They are funky, and great for camping, which is why I got it originally. The first one lasted 2 or 3 years, the 2nd only 8 months, but JL were great, and replaced the radio under warranty with no quibbles, and I am still enamoured of the radio and of JL. 29 April 2014
An outstanding radio This radio not only looks good it sounds great, Place the radio on a sunny window sill and the rechargeable batteries are topped up daily - no messy connecting cables, Brilliant 22 April 2014
Excellent product and easy to use. So far so good - looks neat and has a good sound. I will see how the solar charging works in due course. I wanted a DAB radio which could function without electricity for my bathroom, however previous quite expensive radios I purchased had used ordinary batteries at an alarming rate!! With solar charging, and rechargeable batteries if this fails, I think I have now found the answer. The radio is also very easy to use unlike some cheaper DAB radios I have used in the past, so it has been is worth spending a bit more than I originally anticipated. 01 April 2014
Love it! It's cute, it works and I have an option of solar, battery or mains.... So infinitely mobile....... 04 February 2014
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Product code :

82302604

Colour :

Black


More than 10 in stock

Additional services

  • 2 year guarantee included