£84.95 now 🔥
Looks like it's now £107.99 with free delivery from groupon: https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/roberts-radio-r1-stereo-speaker-5 The only thing that's putting me off buying is the fact that it doesn't have any preset buttons for the internet radio stations. I don't want to have to get my phone out just to listen to the radio. I want to press the power button and off it goes.
For anyone who maybe interested, Groupon offering R1 at £119 (in case you find it out of stock via HUKD link).
I see the price is much lower than the £172.16 that appears on Amazon for this (sold by Roberts Radio). The radio geek in me says that while this may look and sound nice, if the internet goes down, it's less useful than at least a half-dozen other (and several cheaper) units with DAB / FM RDS and DAB / DAB+ actual radios that can work with no internet. As a "smart" speaker, yes, this could be useful, but if internet is involved I'd want support for TuneIn Radio and no need for subscription services (but of course that's just personal choice). PS I have not been looking recently so don't know if my 'ideal' device exists, but in its absence, being able to cast audio from an older smartphone may be enough... but clearly having some FM/DAB tuner as an input may be needed...
I'm the same as yourself. I've got a MagicBox Cleaver that were sold at Comet for £30, I think the deal was on here. The display has gone on it so it's effectively locked to one station (fortunately one we liked!) and I can never change the house WiFi credentials, otherwise it wouldn't connect! The ease of just pressing the button to turn it on is why it's still there. No looking for phones or having to tell it to stream this or that, press button / hear music.