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  • Best portable radios
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    Best portable radios

    By 3 August 2012

    Fancy some political discourse, Olympic sport commentary, gentle DJ patter or pop-rock clatter on the run? It’s online and on your TV, smartphone and tablet, but hard-button radios are still one of the nation’s favourite gadgets. The most popular...

  • Roberts Radio Vintage hands-on
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    Roberts Radio Vintage hands-on

    By 28 July 2011

    The Roberts Radio Vintage is the latest DAB from the British brand, following on from its hugely popular Revival radio and being launched as part of Roberts' 80th anniversary celebrations. Sporting similar retro styling to the distinctive Revival model,...

  • Best Royal Wedding gadgets
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    Best Royal Wedding gadgets

    By 15 April 2011

    Whether you're a royalist or a republican, if you live in the UK then you'll know all about the Royal Wedding that's on the horizon. On Friday 29 April, heir to the throne HRH Prince William will tie the knot with Kate Middleton and manufacturers and...

  • Roberts ColourStream to take on Pure's Sensia
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    Roberts ColourStream to take on Pure's Sensia

    By 19 October 2010

    Roberts has unleashed its latest all-singing, all-dancing, multi-format radio - the Roberts ColourStream - complete with a colour touchscreen. Spec-wise it's very similar to the Roberts Stream 83i, but with the touchscreen on board, and a Last.fm tie-up...

  • Best internet radios on the planet
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    Best internet radios on the planet

    By 24 August 2010

    The age of internet radio is now most definitely upon us, opening up a whole world of international broadcasts. Whether you want to follow political debates from around the globe, enjoy obscure jazz compositions from South America or endure terrifying...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Roberts CR9971 radio alarm under £20
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    Daily Tech Deal: Roberts CR9971 radio alarm under £20

    By 4 January 2010

    Going back to work after the Christmas break can be tough, with one of the trickiest aspects perhaps being hauling yourself out of bed in the morning. Not that this will make it any less painful, but the Roberts CR9971 alarm clock is on sale for £19.61...

  • Roberts offers sneak peak at touchscreen radio due in 2010
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    Roberts offers sneak peak at touchscreen radio due in 2010

    By 19 November 2009

    As well as announcing two new Stream radios that will be available for Christmas, Roberts has offered a sneak peak at a new model due next year. The COLOURstream internet radio will offer a colour touchscreen that claims to give easy control over all...

  • Roberts launches two new Stream internet radios
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    Roberts launches two new Stream internet radios

    By 19 November 2009

    Roberts has announced new internet radios into its range that will go on sale in the UK in time for the Christmas present buying frenzy. The Wi-Fi range sees the addition of the new Last.fm-enabled Stream 83i Wi-Fi/DAB/FM RDS digital stereo radio offering...

  • Roberts Sports DAB II announced
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    Roberts Sports DAB II announced

    By 10 November 2009

    Roberts has announced the new Sports DAB II. The DAB/FM digital personal radio is angled as "perfect for when you are on the move". Said to be lightweight, compact and easy to use, the radio offers a full screen or rolling text display and gets a rechargable...

  • Roberts Sound 43 iPod docking radio launches
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    Roberts Sound 43 iPod docking radio launches

    By 23 October 2009

    Roberts has launched a new DAB/FM radio that offers CD playback and gets an iPod dock. The Sound 43 is also notable for being available in three "racy" colours - Ferrari red, Lamborghini yellow and Porsche white. With a high gloss finish, the all-in-one...

  • Roberts ZoomBox announced
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    Roberts ZoomBox announced

    By 15 October 2009

    Roberts has announced the launch of the ZoomBox with the seemingly unique feature of a zoom display, "so you can zoom right into the text on the screen for easier navigation". Presumably aimed at the older generation that might appreciate such eye-friendly...

  • Roberts launches "Elise" DAB radio
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    Roberts launches "Elise" DAB radio

    By 3 August 2009

    Roberts Radio has launched the first in a "exciting new range" of DAB radios with what appears to be an emphasis on ease of use with a more affordable price point than previous models. The "Elise", aimed at "modern" kitchens or bedrooms, is a £49.99...

  • Roberts offers new Cath Kidston "Revival" model
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    Roberts offers new Cath Kidston "Revival" model

    By 31 July 2009

    Roberts and Cath Kidston have teamed up on another model for the radio company's designer "Revival DAB" range. The new "Electric Flowers" print version offers "up-to-date digital technology in a beautifully-finished fifties-styled radio with gold plated...

  • Roberts Sound 53 DAB radio iPod speaker review
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    Roberts Sound 53 DAB radio iPod speaker review

    By 15 June 2009

    With music coming in so many different formats, getting a unit to play all of them can be a challenge. In steps the Roberts MP-Sound 53, an iPod, CD, USB, SD, DAB, FM Hi-Fi offering from Roberts that hopes to cover all your bases. But does it? We get...

  • Roberts ecologic 6 DAB clock radio review
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    Roberts ecologic 6 DAB clock radio review

    By 29 May 2009

    Technology might be pushing us ever forward with new innovations, but that doesn't mean we should leave behind all that is old. That's probably the thinking behind the Roberts ecologic 6 DAB radio as it sports the latest cutting edge innovation in radio...

  • Roberts iDream DAB iPod clock radio review
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    Roberts iDream DAB iPod clock radio review

    By 21 April 2009

    You've got your iPod and you need to wake up in the morning. Wouldn't it be good if you could plug your iPod into your alarm clock and then wake up to your favourite tunes? Oh wait, that's what the Roberts iDream promises. But does it live up to the billing?...

  • A quick guide to DAB
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    A quick guide to DAB

    By 15 December 2008

    What is it? Standing for Digital Audio Broadcast, it's essentially technology used by radio stations to transmit a digit rather than an analogue signal such as the likes of FM. The initial concept was to deliver CD-esque listening quality over the airwaves,...

  • Roberts MP-Sound 53 launches
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    Roberts MP-Sound 53 launches

    By 10 December 2008

    Roberts has launched the MP-Sound 53 DAB/CD/FM sound system that comes complete with a universal iPod dock on top. With an acoustically tuned wooden cabinet in a high gloss piano black finish and an "ice blue" display backlight, Roberts is angling the...

  • Roberts RDK-2 DAB radio review
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    Roberts RDK-2 DAB radio review

    By 9 December 2008

    Radio has for a long time become an indulgence for the kitchen: it's great to listen to programmes and music whilst you cook. Roberts have recognised this fact and released the RDK-2, a radio designed specifically for the kitchen. First-up, this is no...

  • Roberts launches under counter kitchen DAB
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    Roberts launches under counter kitchen DAB

    By 3 December 2008

    Roberts has launched a new DAB that's designed to fit under kitchen counters. Designed so that it won't impose on counter-top space, the new DAB/FM RDS Kitchen Radio comes complete with a built-in under cupboard fixing bracket and offers an easy-to-clean...

  • Roberts launches iDream
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    Roberts launches iDream

    By 19 November 2008

    Roberts has launched the iDream, an iPod-friendly DAB clock radio. Designed for the bedroom, it's an DAB/FM RDS digital stereo clock radio with a built-in iPod dock. The iDream lets users listen to their iPod through its speakers and charges the 'Pod...

  • Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models
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    Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

    By 12 November 2008

    Roberts has gone green and launched two new DAB radio models for the environmentally conscious. The Ecologic 5 and 6 are both digital clock radios that are energy efficient. The Ecologic 5 is a DAB, FM RDS digital clock radio that offers a dual alarm...

  • Roberts offers "piano black" revival DAB
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    Roberts offers "piano black" revival DAB

    By 24 October 2008

    Roberts has launched a "bewitching" piano black version of its popular "Revival" DAB radio. The new model has a high gloss piano black finish, gold trim, 120 hour battery life, station presets and stereo line-in socket for iPod/MP3 playback. The new model...

  • Best Eco Gadget 2008 nominations
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    Best Eco Gadget 2008 nominations

    By 13 October 2008

    Here are the nominations for Best Eco Gadget in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: Pure Evoke Flow Roberts solarDAB radio OneForAll energy saving remote Solio Magnesium Edition rechargeable solar power pack Ecotronics penguin torch The Pocket-lint...

  • Roberts raising money for charity
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    Roberts raising money for charity

    By 26 September 2008

    If pink is your colour, buy one of six Roberts radios and 25% of the profit from the sale will go to the charity, Against Breast Cancer. The radios - which include the Solar DAB model as well as the retro Revival DAB - are being sold through the Perfectly...