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Robers radio.....Well Mels Radio!!! .......


Great value for money, picks up radio stations well, lightweight

Not many features (But then I did pay such a low price ! )

Recommendable Yes:

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There is nothing better than a quiet soak in the bath! Well that is my opinion, I love spending an hour or so relaxing and find that a good soak is just the job, that said unless I have a slight distraction I am in and out of the bath after just a few minutes, I have tried reading but that always ends up in the book getting dropped a pages that are somewhat damp! The other thing that passes the time away is having a radio one, I listen to all sorts from the local radio station or some music, I really am not fussed, and it is just nice having something on in the background as I find this really relaxes me. The radio that I used to have is an old battery powered one that was losing the stations more and more so quite recently I have invested in a new one, this is the Roberts R 9924 model and here are my thoughts.

I am no technical expert, but I knew that I wanted a radio that was going to be relatively cheap and just picked up the usual stations, Radio one and two as well as my local ones. I did not need any kind of impressive sound system on it etc. so I decided to first look at Amazon and I was pleased to find this Roberts radio for just £14.99, I did have a little look around but this was a brand that I had previously heard of as well being a good low price so after a quick click of ‘Buy now’ I was soon in position of the new portable radio.

The radio came in a well packed box and had the Roberts logo on the front in blue writing, there was also a large picture. It is made very clear that this is not a DAB radio (even though the price gives this away somewhat) but it is clear that you can get FM/Mw/LW bands which were all I wanted this for.

The radio is no way the most stylish looking design but again this is not important and not what I was after. It is made from plastic and is a brushed silver colour. Well it is described as this but I would say it is more of a grey colour. There is a black panel on the front which has the dial on the front of where you can see what number the tuner is set to. The dials to operate the radio are located on the side of the radio such as volume and the setting for the station. There is also an Aerial that can be extended from the side of the radio that will boost the signal that you receive, I only need this on certain stations and it does make a difference.

I find that I never really want this radio turned up to loud so I have never tried the volume at the maximum setting but the sound is fine at a mid-setting and nothing sounds fussy or distorted, words are really clear and music sounds fine.

The radio is a rectangular shape and not that big at all so I just pop it on the side of my bath and all other times it fits neatly into the draw of my bathroom cupboard, I guess I don’t like it getting to dusty, especially as the screen shows every mark!

The radio is operated by two AA batteries (the radio does not come with any) but I have found that since having the radio I have not had to replace them and I have been using it regularly over the past 3 months or so.

In summary, I have been really impressed with this radio, for such a low price I was a little wary but in fact it is one of the best things I have brought, it is also handy if you are out and about (we took it with us on a picnic!) as it is really lightweight as well. Although not particularly appealing to the eye it does what I need, plays the radio to a good quality!

4 out of 5 from me

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Nar2 03.12.2011 23:18

Nice review!

Coloneljohn 28.11.2011 19:55

They do make some good rasio's to suit your pocket. John

catsholiday 22.11.2011 11:18

My sister listens to the radio in her bath too. I just like to switch off completely.

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Product details

EAN 5038301919245
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) without DAB
PMP Docking No
Manufacturer Roberts
USB Interface No
MP3 Encoding No
CD Player without CD Player
CD-R/RW Playback No
MP3 Playback No

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