Panasonic DAB/DAB+/FM Radio with Bluetooth streaming RFD20BTEBK £39.98 @ CPC
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Panasonic DAB/DAB+/FM Radio with Bluetooth streaming RFD20BTEBK £39.98 @ CPC

£39.98£54.9527%CPC Farnell Deals
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Found 16th Feb
FM/DAB+ radio doubles as bluetooth speaker.

  • Powered by mains or 3x AA batteries (supplied)
  • High contrast LCD display for channel information with scrolling text
  • DAB and FM RDS radio reception
  • 5 Channel presets with direct selection buttons
  • Alarm with sleep timer and countdown kitchen timer
  • Automatic tuning and channel scanning
  • Auto time update
  • Splashproof

Can't see it elsewhere for less than £54.95 in black

Well rated for sound quality. Reviews well. Alarm clock works with mains only.

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Don’t waste your money use an old iPad as an internet radio instead access thousands of stations globally not half a dozen. DAB is pants and the number of stations decreases each year.
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£35 in Sainsburys
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Was about to give you that, but on closer inspection..

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Good deal though if you can find another like that.
Smart looking DAB that, nice spot @JamesSmith
andywedge22 m ago

Smart looking DAB that, nice spot @JamesSmith


Thanks!

Enjoy peeps
Got one of these last year for around £30 in TKMax, and generally ok (needed compact showerproof dab radio, and very few options!) but a couple of major flaws :
1) it eats batteries like nothing On Earth! New set of Duracell lasts only about 3weeks, being used only about 30mins per day!
2) when you turn it on in DAB mode it starts playing whatever channel it finds first, rather than any of the ones you've programmed!
So I couldn't really recommend it, but neither can I suggest anything better in the price range!
Don’t waste your money use an old iPad as an internet radio instead access thousands of stations globally not half a dozen. DAB is pants and the number of stations decreases each year.
Niall_Davies2 h, 15 m ago

..when you turn it on in DAB mode it starts playing whatever channel it …..when you turn it on in DAB mode it starts playing whatever channel it finds first, rather than any of the ones you've programmed..


I've seen some owners say it will remember the last channel - perhaps you have to have batteries installed?

iGlad2 h, 13 m ago

Don’t waste your money use an old iPad as an internet radio instead access …Don’t waste your money use an old iPad as an internet radio instead access thousands of stations globally not half a dozen. DAB is pants and the number of stations decreases each year.


It does have Bluetooth, so it can be streamed to from an iPad aswell.
Edited by: "JamesSmith" 17th Feb
JamesSmith9 h, 27 m ago

Was about to give you that, but on closer inspection..[Image] Good deal …Was about to give you that, but on closer inspection..[Image] Good deal though if you can find another like that.


The ex-display one has a further 10% off making it £31.50 but there was also two more on the shelf that were £35.
gunther11 h, 23 m ago

£35 in Sainsburys [Image]


Hope Sainsbury's have enough display models for us all !!?
cricky1259 m ago

Hope Sainsbury's have enough display models for us all !!?


As in the comment above......ONE ex display at 10% off the rest NEW at £35!
Ordered Friday - arrived today wasn't expecting it yet. Nice one CPC

Not checked through features yet but WOW.. sound quality is ace for something this size

Well chuffed at this price.
Dab is a real mess...stations broadcasting in mono at 32kbps, totally mismanaged.
Big shame because it could have been good.
moosery24 h, 22 m ago

Dab is a real mess...stations broadcasting in mono at 32kbps, totally …Dab is a real mess...stations broadcasting in mono at 32kbps, totally mismanaged. Big shame because it could have been good.


DAB was always inferior to FM but with extra features and more channeIt's laughable to switch from Radio 4 on DAB to FM on this radio FM is clearly superior. DAB does still sound decent with this though thanks to the great sound quality here making the best of things.

My findings so far:

It retains 9 Bluetooth devices and connects quickly to the most recent device.
Interface can be a bit sluggish to respond. Skipping through DAB stations for example. Presets will be used here.
Volume control and buttons feel a bit weird but work. I suspect due to the types used to keep it splashproof.
Display could be bigger but it shows a lot of info and overall the thing just looks cool and is a nice form factor IMO.
It's got a USB charging port on the back behind the mains power flap which delivers 0.5A.. pointless
It does seem to default to the first channel when you switch on to DAB.. still looking into that. I just hit a preset.
Reception seems decent.
It got through my rechargeables, but I've been using it a lot...
It will auto power off after 20 minutes of no activity from Bluetooth.. ideal for me as I'll listen to it before snoozing
Alarm clock only with mains, but you can use the timer on batteries.

At the price I'd say top marks for sound quality and doubling up as a bluetooth speaker for that..
Cool design and FM and DAB reception good..
I wouldn't use it with regular batteries, only rechargeables or mains..
Pity the interface is a bit sluggish, but it's still a "recommended" from moi and mine has been in constant use since I got it..
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Don' wwaste your money. I returned one of these I had, surprised how bad it was for Panasonic. The sound was great but the display was really dim and the menus and scrolling stations was incredibly slow
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