Roberts portable energy-saving DAB radios

This’ll be good for my Green Challenge scores. Roberts have launched a cluster of new portable radios – all similar but slightly different. They have mostly sensible names too – the “ecologic 1”, the “ecologic 2”, the “ecologic 3”, and then the “Gemini 21”! What the hell happened there? It’s as if the product naming committee took all morning naming three of the models, and then retired to the pub for a hefty liquid lunch before attempting the fourth…

Wake up to music – lots of music – with the Sound 40 alarm clock by Roberts

When the people at alarm clock manufacturer Roberts wake up in the morning, they like to do so to a choice of music. Not just some random bleepy-bleeping bleep alarm, or some scratchy FM radio static.. No. They want music. And they want to be able to specifically choose the track to wake up to. Something like ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2, perhaps.. or ‘Wake me up before you Go-Go‘ by Wham, maybe. Anyway, they appear to want us to have the same level of choice too, because they have invented a machine which allows us to do that very thing.

Step forward the ‘Sound 40’, an all new ‘bells and whistles’ alarm clock designed for the 21st Century individual who likes bells and whistles. Check out it’s impressive audio array: DAB radio. In-built CD player. SD media card player. MP3 and WMA playback. An input source for your iPod (or other such music player). And oh yeah, it still has a buzzer, presumably for those poor lost souls who can never decide on anything.

Roberts launches first solar-powered DAB radio


Roberts 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…

ROBERTS launches SOUND 24 system with DAB, CD, USB and SD playback


Surely we’ve all got a DAB radio by now? At the rate ROBERTS cranks them out, everyone on this planet should own one.

If not, consider the SOUND 24 for its DAB, CD, USB and SD card playback functions. With a 2.1 speaker system (sub woofer located at the back), the stainless steel unit allows you to tune to DAB or FM stations, listen to CDs and playback MP3 and WMA files from the USB, SD card slots or line-out jack.

If you’re in need of any more features, it also…