ROBERTS Solar DAB 2 Digital Radio

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
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

About ROBERTS Radio

Roberts Radio has a heritage of more than 80 years and a reputation built on producing high-quality premium brand radios. With an abundance of portable radios under their belt, it comes as no surprise that they have international sales in countries across the globe including Japan and the USA.

Their collection is made up with over 100 different DAB, analogue, world radios, radio cassettes and internet radios. And the brand is committed to constant improvement which doesn’t go un-recognised. Recent awards include the What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year 2014 in the radio category for the Stream 93i.


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Monday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Roberts Digital Radio A super product easy to set and use - very good sound/signal and very portable, a full charge lasts a week and works anywhere in or outside the house. 02 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very useful small radio this is my second radio for myself and i also purchased one for a friend last Xmas. 15 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Good Solar Radio, great sound. Just the radio I was looking for when working outside. Good sound and easy to use. 28 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does the job...well Easy to set up and use. I normally use rechargeable batteries in portable radios, which need recharging once or twice a week, but unlike my other DAB portable I have not had to recharge the batteries after a month due to the solar panel...very pleased. How the radio will cope over the long term with trips to allotment and round the garden, will have to see. 18 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ultraflexible mid-range radio Chose this because of the Roberts brand and the choice of energy sources offering maximum flexibility. It's easy to operate and a neat design. 03 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quite happy. Bought in white for the bathroom, nice and stable unlike the slim Sony analogue it replaced. Easy to pick up and move about. Seems to hold onto the signal better than an earlier Roberts DAB radio I have in the kitchen which has little meltdowns. Might prefer the presets to have numbered buttons but guess making room for the solar panel makes this difficult, the 'favourite' button is handy for the technophobe in the family. Difficult to tell whether the solar charge light is on but no issues with power thus far. I would prefer the display stay illuminated when in use so I could see the time. Was wanting to buy a second one but the price has gone up 23% since just before Xmas! 03 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the job This is our second Roberts DAB Solar radio and it does exactly what what we bought it for: listening to in the bathroom or outside in the garden (when it's warm!). It's very easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow, the sound quality is good. It charges up while we listen to it in the house on the mains and the additional solar recharging facility means you never have to think about replacing batteries. Looks nice (ours is white) too. 27 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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  • 2 year guarantee included

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