Roberts launches first solar-powered DAB radio

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roberts_solardab_dab_digital_radio.jpgRoberts has announced its solarDAB radio, which it claims is the world’s first solar-powered DAB radio. Seems like an idea that should’ve been done already, but apparently not.

The radio contains a solar panel which either powers the radio directly, if the sun is strong enough, or recharges the internal battery. When out of daylight, a fully charged battery can run the radio for up to 27 hours, and the radio can also be used and charged via the mains.

The radio tunes to both Band III and L, features a white backlit LCD which gives station and programme information, has a line-in jack for connecting other audio devices, plus headphone socket.

It’s available in black, white, pink, red, and green, for £79.99.

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Andy Merrett