This test report on the Roberts Classic DAB is one of a series of digital radio reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to DAB digital radios. For more information about the options listed below, see also the criteria by which to judge performance and what are the main features to look for.
Roberts Classic DAB - test report
- Price £38
- Type Tabletop
The Roberts Classic DAB is quite an easy to use portable radio, but let down by the lack of direct-access preset buttons. This makes setting up and selecting the radio stations a complex process consisting of button presses and use of the dial. However, the screen is one of the best on test - it's well lit and displays large legible text. The dial is large, grippy and easy to turn; the subtle clicks felt as you turn the volume up or search for a station provides further control. The buttons provide a firm click but are quite small and almost flush to the surface; this may make using them a little difficult if you have trouble with your hands.
|Size (h x w x d; cm)||14 x 24 x 7|
|Wavebands||DAB / FM|
|Power||mains and battery|
|Preset buttons or menu||n/a|
|Pause and rewind live radio||no|
|Electronic programme guide||no|
|Selecting the station: rotate dial||yes|
|Selecting the station: press up/down channel buttons||no|
Last updated: August 2011
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