Blaupunkt Retro DAB Radio (was £54.99) £16.49 instore @ Sainsbury
746°Expired

Blaupunkt Retro DAB Radio (was £54.99) £16.49 instore @ Sainsbury

57
Found 26th Aug 2014
Was £54.99 then £36.65 now £16.49 !
Retro style DAB / FM radio with alarm clock

There was about 4 on the shelf, maybe national if stocked but unable to confirm

Kidlington , Oxfordshire store

Previous price here - statichukd.com/ima…jpg

Purchased one today for another room, decent sound for the price. There was also a more modern one for around the same price but didn't manage to get a picture.

57 Comments

Do you know if it has a timer function, say to put the radio on for 30 mins, when going to sleep?

TIA

I guess it takes big batteries?

C or D.

I have loads of AA and hate the idea of buying large batterys just for a radio.

trott3r

I guess it takes big batteries?C or D.I have loads of AA and hate the … I guess it takes big batteries?C or D.I have loads of AA and hate the idea of buying large batterys just for a radio.



I would guess that its mains as well.

Original Poster

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/VSIAAOxyuR5Tb2hi/$_57.JPG

Original Poster

kimptoc

Do you know if it has a timer function, say to put the radio on for 30 … Do you know if it has a timer function, say to put the radio on for 30 mins, when going to sleep?TIA

Yes, see picture of box i just posted.

For reference found these are on ebay for £49 new

It would appear that Blaupunkt is a sainsbury's brand now ?

Edited by: "kiefer" 26th Aug 2014

Original Poster

model blaupunkt ne-6212

Original Poster

compadre

I would guess that its mains as well.

mains only

Thanks

No sign of that model in Sydenham branch

kiefer

Yes, see picture of box i just posted.For reference found these are on … Yes, see picture of box i just posted.For reference found these are on ebay for £49 newIt would appear that Blaupunkt is a sainsbury's brand now ?



Have bought Blaupunkt from Tesco as well (_;)
Edited by: "Bunglistik" 26th Aug 2014

I got one of these a week or so back. returned it as reception was awful, wouldn't pick up half the stations my little cheap one does and the ones it did kept stuttering. could have been a faulty one I guess.

trott3r

I guess it takes big batteries?C or D.I have loads of AA and hate the … I guess it takes big batteries?C or D.I have loads of AA and hate the idea of buying large batterys just for a radio.



Have a look at this page you can get converters so your batteries will fit items ment to take C+D sizes

Click

My Dad bought one of these around 2-3 months ago around the same price they're reduced to now. They're actually really good sounding and he's not had any problems with the stations. I'd say it's definitely worth a buy if you can find one.

Should add "in store" in the title.

Banned

Got one of these for work.

Sound is ok, not great, not enough bass for some tastes.

No Aux input which is kinda annoying.

Aerial bit short, so you need a good signal area.

It doesn't show up in a search on their website, and even doing it manually only shows 2 Blaupunkt DAB radios, neither of which are the retro type.

Dodger21

Have a look at this page you can get converters so your batteries will … Have a look at this page you can get converters so your batteries will fit items ment to take C+D sizesClick



thanks ordered.

Does the catch last long though?
With the catch needed to be opened every time they are recharged I expect stuff from china will not too long?

Bought from sainsbury on after xmass sale. Working great, think to buy one more for mum.

These store specific non-deals should be in a separate part of the site.

Cold

Any near llanelli

Loads in Ashford at least 15-20 available

For info, Blaupunkt sadly has no connection with Germany any more. The Bosch group sold the brand name to a Chinese manufacturer a few years ago and frankly it now appears on any old tat.
You have to look past the name and judge the radio on it's own merits as you would for example the Tesco Tecknica brand.

Gutted..... Thought this was going to be a car stereo.

Blaupunkt used to be synonymous with high end gear , I guess this isn't the case any more.....

i bought this when on offer last time for £20 and I'm very happy with it, for what it is. it looks cool in my bedroom from a distance, it plays well aslong as volume isn't too high, it works well next to the bed as a radio/alarm clock. note i get v good dab reception where i live. So, v pleased at £20 but wouldn't have been happy paying more

Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids ...
Genuine Question. Sorry for my ignorance ....
Edited by: "pantaiema" 27th Aug 2014

Wonder why it's so hard to find a stereo DAB speaker. Everyone makes them in a "retro" style with only mono speakers

Codify

Wonder why it's so hard to find a stereo DAB speaker. Everyone makes them … Wonder why it's so hard to find a stereo DAB speaker. Everyone makes them in a "retro" style with only mono speakers



It's not really worth having stereo speakers on such a small system....speakers need to be placed a fair distance apart for the listener to enjoy full stereo sound.

pantaiema

Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids … Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids ...Genuine Question. Sorry for my ignorance ....



Sound quality, portability, no need to boot up, stations can be preset, oh...... and cost.

This is £16.49 (_;)

Monkeybumcheeks

Sound quality, portability, no need to boot up, stations can be preset, … Sound quality, portability, no need to boot up, stations can be preset, oh...... and cost.This is £16.49 (_;)



Thanks
IMHO,
About the cost, nowadays many people already own Androids, Iphone, Tabs Laptop or even PC Workstation them for other purposes
For sound quality if you are at home or not in the move people will normally have quality speakers or gadget dock with quality speakers ..
Edited by: "pantaiema" 27th Aug 2014

So many of these have an abysmal range of DAB stations. VERY limited.
I want the Absolute 60s and 70s - never available on the cheaper ones, somehow
Wonder if this would be same ?

pantaiema

Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids … Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids ...Genuine Question. Sorry for my ignorance ....



Because they are planning to dump analogue FM reception.

Having said that they have been planning this for years but just keep delaying it..

Codify

Wonder why it's so hard to find a stereo DAB speaker. Everyone makes them … Wonder why it's so hard to find a stereo DAB speaker. Everyone makes them in a "retro" style with only mono speakers



Because almost all DAB stations are broadcast in low bandwidth MONO.

davidc

For info, Blaupunkt sadly has no connection with Germany any more. The … For info, Blaupunkt sadly has no connection with Germany any more. The Bosch group sold the brand name to a Chinese manufacturer a few years ago and frankly it now appears on any old tat. You have to look past the name and judge the radio on it's own merits as you would for example the Tesco Tecknica brand.

Come on, honestly, it is common knowledge that supermarket do "tat" electronics since the first supermarket opened and virtually impossible not to have read "Made in China" for most electronics in supermarkets. People buy them for value for money.
Edited by: "splender" 27th Aug 2014

pantaiema

Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids … Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids ...Genuine Question. Sorry for my ignorance ....



Vairety, you know listening to a new song, to add to your collection which you can then use on your Tabs, Laptop etc DAB radio also good for sport, I mean last night listening to Steve Claridge about LVG was hilarious!

PhilK

So many of these have an abysmal range of DAB stations. VERY limited. I … So many of these have an abysmal range of DAB stations. VERY limited. I want the Absolute 60s and 70s - never available on the cheaper ones, somehowWonder if this would be same ?


Just to confirm absolute 60&70's is not tuned on scanning so DONT buy if you are after these stations but otherwise a great buy

pantaiema

Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids … Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids ...Genuine Question. Sorry for my ignorance ....


These principles apply for all products:-
1. People who are older, perhaps with dementia or arthritic fingers, visually impaired, physically or mentally challenge fair better with a device that has few buttons than a computing device. That's a huge number of people. Neither of my elderly parents or elderly relatives had or could used a computing device.
2. People can be in a community, party or (work) group so a dedicated device can readily be shared e.g. a radio is more the norm in a community centre, factory workshop, office or scout meeting than a laptop or smartphone.
3. Some individuals prefer a dedicated device for certain applications, perhaps of audio requirement, perhaps of "background" listening needs, it is common to play a radio station whilst playing a game on a computing device.
4. Some people like to have security and privacy with their computing devices, a radio is easier to share and to lend/borrow.
5. Quite a few people in UK do not have a smartphone, laptop nor tab.
Edited by: "splender" 27th Aug 2014

Still on the shelf in Kidlington just now.

pantaiema

Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids … Why do people still need DAB where you have your Tabs, Laptop, Androids ...Genuine Question. Sorry for my ignorance ....



also, at my mother's house -which is what i want to buy this for. No broadband connection there (84 y.o. lady with no interest in tech) and rural location without a decent mobile signal .So phone/tablet pointless at that location. It does get good DAB signal surprisingly, so if I get this, I can actually listen to radio when I get up in the mornings when I go to stay with her.

Does this pick up BBC-1

splender

Come on, honestly, it is common knowledge that supermarket do "tat" … Come on, honestly, it is common knowledge that supermarket do "tat" electronics since the first supermarket opened and virtually impossible not to have read "Made in China" for most electronics in supermarkets. People buy them for value for money.


HudlUserDOTcom

Because almost all DAB stations are broadcast in low bandwidth MONO.


I couldn't believe this was true but, it is!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text