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Roberts Radio - Ecologic 1 DAB / FM Radio £29.99 delivered @ HMV
Roberts Radio - Ecologic 1 DAB / FM Radio £29.99 delivered @ HMV

Roberts Radio - Ecologic 1 DAB / FM Radio £29.99 delivered @ HMV

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great price for a roberts, i've had this for a year now. great sound for something smaller than a paperback book.

DAB/FM RDS wavebands
Built-in battery charger - ideal for standard AA rechargeable batteries
FM RDS station name display
10 station presets
Auto time set
Up/down tuning buttons
Amber display backlight
Headphone socket
Search/manual tuning
Menu display / selection of all major functions
Specifications:
Easy to read 16 x 2 character LCD display
AC adaptor included
Size (mm) 160(w) x 106(h) x 35(d)
Weight 365g
Available in black or white

amazon reviews here
amazon.co.uk/pro…s=1

51 Comments

Hi,
Great spot for a very nice radio. I have one, and having the charger built in is great - also, it is not too heavy on batteries - if you use good rechargeables. Excellent sound too.

Regards,

White.

Always like Roberts products (even if there's no wooden casing here) - heat added (going to have a very close look at it now)

sounds like a good one, gave it a try!

At last the prices are becoming sensible.

Hot! Ordered.

£49.99 on Amazon. Good spot! Ordered

I have the original '59' without the built in charger which is great for radio 5 live and radio 4. Not so good for music as it's mono and lacks bass.

Nice find. Roberts are one of the leading manufacturers of radio equipment and have been for years. Ordered!

****! Just going out to drink cider in the sun - no time to order this now - guaranteed to expire in the next couple of hours

Was thinking about the Pure One Mini deal at Richer Sounds but have gone for this instead. The Pure works out at £55 by the time you add the rechargeable battery pack, whereas the Roberts should by sub-£35 (inc rechargeables). The downside though is that the Pure One is DAB+, and as far as I can tell, the Roberts is not. Still, by the time anything is being broadcast in DAB+ hopefully a good portable will be sub £20 - i.e. the current difference in price.....

Have some more heat! Thanks to OP.

qyestionmark

Was thinking about the Pure One Mini deal at Richer Sounds but have gone … Was thinking about the Pure One Mini deal at Richer Sounds but have gone for this instead. The Pure works out at £55 by the time you add the rechargeable battery pack, whereas the Roberts should by sub-£35 (inc rechargeables). The downside though is that the Pure One is DAB+, and as far as I can tell, the Roberts is not. Still, by the time anything is being broadcast in DAB+ hopefully a good portable will be sub £20 - i.e. the current difference in price.....Have some more heat! Thanks to OP.




Don't feel too good about yourself just yet

The charger pack can easily be replaced with rechargeable batteries...no not the C size expensive ones that cost £6 odd for 2, and you need 6. You can just use standard AA ones and use AA to C converters that cost about £4 for 6.

I picked up a Pure One Elite and converters for £50 delivered so not too bad.

This is a better deal though if your only using your radio for talk stations

Also, using AA instead of C batteries doesn't have any negative implications of a reduced charge due to size. Rechargeable C batteries have a similar MAh (around 2500) as good quality rechargeable AA batteries.

AA and C batteries are both (i think) 50.5mm tall - if your C rechargeable has 2500mAh capacity, then its really just an AA in a bigger casing.

Both Aldi and Lidl Cs are 4Ah or over.

great stuff hopefully it will be delivered

Thank you so much for posting this. Ordered one for my mother.

I wouldn't buy a DAB radio for music unless it was future-proofed with DAB+ (as well as having FM which most do).

However, this seems to be a good option for voice. Sensible price, good size and the built-in battery charger makes it even better. I got some rechargeable batteries on 7dayshop for £6 plus quidco: 7dayshop.com/cat…462

You can see reviews of said batteries on Amazon here but they are cheaper direct from 7dayshop.

Quite pricey though - I bought one of the original Gemini 59s for under £20 a couple of years, following a post on here. I'd have thought DAB radios would have come down in price but they're still being held artificially high it seems.

Good radio.

techno12

Quite pricey though - I bought one of the original Gemini 59s for under … Quite pricey though - I bought one of the original Gemini 59s for under £20 a couple of years, following a post on here. I'd have thought DAB radios would have come down in price but they're still being held artificially high it seems.Good radio.



I expect its down to the economics of scale.
Since DAB is only used now in the uk there is not alot of research of number for a large production run for the digital radios. A scandinavian country has binned dab and germany have put dab+ on a keep alive budget (ie no money for expansion)

I am afraid we are stuck with high prices unless other countries decide its a good idea to go dab

Martin

Just about what i was looking for, needed a smallish radio for camping weekends, and was wondering if anyone could tell me if this would do the trick, 30 quid seems very tidy ???

Thanks in advance


Is there a code or something ?

Just tried to order and its coming up as £50 in the basket ?

Heat added btw :-)

Its coming up at 49.99 for me in basket too

If this is expired, could go for the Glowtime which is still coming up at £29.99 in basket (down from £49.99).

shjcv

If this is expired, could go for the Glowtime which is still coming up at … If this is expired, could go for the Glowtime which is still coming up at £29.99 in basket (down from £49.99).



Yeah but the Glowtime is more of an alarm clock radio, i was actually thinking of buying the Ecologic as a xmas gift for my uncle.

Major_Lee

Is there a code or something ?Just tried to order and its coming up as … Is there a code or something ?Just tried to order and its coming up as £50 in the basket ?Heat added btw :-)



SAME AS ME...MAJOR LEE !!! What's the script, anyone ??

Still showing as £29.99 on the website, but as soon as added to cart increases to £49.99

Typical, flaming typical...why can't i just buy something without messing about

Numpty that i am.

Sumshot1

Typical, flaming typical...why can't i just buy something without messing … Typical, flaming typical...why can't i just buy something without messing about Numpty that i am.



Ditto lol

is it expired?

£49.99 on web EXPIRED?

For 5 more British Pounds, you can buy one from here.

superfi.co.uk/ind…490

and you can choose your colour


Edited by: "Bobbins" 22nd Aug 2010

Nope, no code. I just clicked the link and ordered it and it came up at what the OP stated.

Cosmic_Dave

Nope, no code. I just clicked the link and ordered it and it came up at … Nope, no code. I just clicked the link and ordered it and it came up at what the OP stated.



What, you got it for 30 notes Cosmic ?

HMV in pricing cockup shocker

ive got one and its mega. had mine 2 years
only problems i had was antenna breaking - cost a tenna to fix

radio is spot on though
compact/sound quality is great/station reception all 10/10

This is the second item HMV have "deleted" an order :-( HMV have joined my hate list.

This is the second item HMV have "deleted" an order :-( HMV have joined my hate list.

I ordered one of these yesterday at 29.99. I was careful to check the credit card value, and it was definitely £29.99.

However, I have just checked my conformation e-mail and see that rather than an Ecologic 1, I have in fact apparently ordered a Gemini 59 (which is the older model without rechargeable battery support).

I have had no more e-mails since my order confirmation, but I've just checked my order status on the HMV web site and see it has changed to "Item deleted - we are trying to obtain this item from alternate sources".

Has anyone alse had this happen, and what does this mean? Are we still likely to get a radio? Will it be the Ecologic or the Gemini. It all seems a bit of an up-****......

qyestionmark

I ordered one of these yesterday at 29.99. I was careful to check the … I ordered one of these yesterday at 29.99. I was careful to check the credit card value, and it was definitely £29.99.However, I have just checked my conformation e-mail and see that rather than an Ecologic 1, I have in fact apparently ordered a Gemini 59 (which is the older model without rechargeable battery support).I have had no more e-mails since my order confirmation, but I've just checked my order status on the HMV web site and see it has changed to "Item deleted - we are trying to obtain this item from alternate sources".Has anyone alse had this happen, and what does this mean? Are we still likely to get a radio? Will it be the Ecologic or the Gemini. It all seems a bit of an up-****......



Happened to me today,ordered around 7pm yesterday all went fine no more emails but checking on the website shows obtaining from alternative sources.

poor service hmv
Martin

Decided to cancel the order since hmv are messing me about and also as pointed out by questionmark its not the ecologic 1 and so doesnt recharge the batteries losing a major feature that i wanted.

martin

trott3r

Decided to cancel the order since hmv are messing me about and also as … Decided to cancel the order since hmv are messing me about and also as pointed out by questionmark its not the ecologic 1 and so doesnt recharge the batteries losing a major feature that i wanted.



I am not sure exactly which radio this is. The main title says Gemini, but the description title says Ecologic Gemini, and the description itself is clearly for the Ecologic......

I called HMV and they confirmed that my order is still in place, and that they are effectively just waiting for stock - which should arrive late this week. I think I'll just hang on and see what happens. If it turns up next week and it's an Ecologic then all well and good. If not then I guess I'll be having some heated discussions with HMV.....
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