Roberts Radio Gemini RD-59 Black DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio - Was £49.99 Now £29.99 @ Coop Electrical

Roberts Radio Gemini RD-59 Black DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio - Was £49.99 Now £29.99 @ Coop Electrical

Found 13th Nov 2008
There's also 2% cashback through quidco for first electrical purchase.


FM/DAB wavebands
FM RDS station name display
10 station presets
Easy to read 16 x 2 character LCD display
Amber display backlight
Menu display / selection of all major functions
Search/manual tuning
Automatic clock set
Up/down tuning buttons
Headphone socket
AC adaptor included
Batteries 6 x LR6/AA size (not included)
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Quite a good FM/DAB radio - got it a few months back from Comet (via here) when it was half price and some 10% discount code or similar and some Quidco ie around £17.30 net.
Compact and uses AA batteries, though does gobble them on DAB and never noticed the 'low battery' warning, just suddenly goes silent. Feed mine with NiMh batteries so that's okay. Button design/layout is nothing clever - ie so much sameness - but hardly difficult to use.
Glad I got it at the price I paid; not sure I'd value it at £10 more as you're being asked to do - fortunately I don't have to make that decision.
Not as good as the Comet deal posted on here a couple of months ago, which was £17
still a good dab radio, glad i got the deal at comet
Yep i got one too for £17 at Comet, it is a really good radio even at £30 its worth buying
How long do the batterys last
Does this one have an inbuilt battery charger?

Its a nice little radio for talk based stations such as Five Live or Talksport etc but the speaker is a little too weak if you want decent musical ability.
Speaker sounds fine when i listen to music :oops:

Speaker sounds fine when i listen to music :oops:

Depends how picky you are I guess but I'm not picky at all when it comes to music and I think its very poor.
In answer to some earlier Q's:
1. No charging facility - need to recharge your 4 x AA NiMh's in their own charger. It comes with a mains PSU (which makes me remember to wonder where mine is)!
2. Quoted battery life is "upto 25hrs at 4hrs/day with Alkalines" - ours is used for 15-30 mins a day in the bathroom and lasts for a few weeks like that.

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