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 tomorrow, 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 4.5 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good quality radio Bought for my husband for Christmas. He loves it. Can use in the house and garden, good battery life and the solar option too. 10 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product I ordered this for my son, who has thismodel that I bought him some years ago, but which is showing its age (getting rainstormed in the gardendidn't help thougha light shower was fine).he said it has been updated and is very pleased with thenew features. A great radio andsolar-powered is a big saving. I have alreadybought this model again and would recommend it highly. 07 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just the radio we were looking for. We always buy Roberts radios and the solar Dab is very good. 07 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good Neat radio with very good sound quality. Takes up litle room. Easy to set up. 06 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great reception and sound quality Compact radio but good depth of sound. Comes with rechargable batteries, solar not tried yet but looks like a useful feature. Really easy to find stations, controls are simple and look stylish. 29 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A radio to take anywhere Great radio. Solar very good, doesn't need much sun. Sounds good. My dad loves it - nice and simple! 29 December 2015
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
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  • 2 year guarantee included

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