DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Clock Radio

3.74 out of 5 by 54.

The Ortus 1 alarm clock radio is packed with fantastic features to make your mornings easy. With DAB/DAB+/FM radio and 2 alarm timers, you can wake to a buzzer or your favourite radio station. Plus, the handy any-button snooze function and bedtime listening gradual fade help you to both wake up and drift off too.

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    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Headphone Socket
    Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
    Alarm Function
    Yes, 2 alarms (DAB/FM/or buzzer)
    Configurable Alarm Duration
    Yes (30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes)
    Adjustable Sleep, Snooze and Nap Timer
    Adjustable Display Dimmer
    Night-time Display
    Station Presets
    Bedtime Listening
    Large Clock Display in Standby
    Menu Display
    On-device Control
    Mains Powered
    Battery Powered
    Supplied Accessories
    AC Adaptor
    Dimensions (mm)
    150(w) x 90(h) x 38(d)


Rating: 4/5 49 years 11 months ago
Quality DAB alarm

Great compact DAB alarm clock. Pretty easy to use and good sound quality

Rating: 2/5 49 years 11 months ago
Seems good but has intermittent alarm faults

I got first bought one of these about 15 months ago on a really good deal and intially loved it. Unfortunately it soon started occasionally going off when it wasn't set (which is annoying) or not go off when it was set (which was far more problematic!). Its so intermittent though that you can't reliably predict when this might happen (ie its not always just if there has been a powercut or just if you have recently adjusted the time), instead it could be happily working fine for months then when you least expect it, it happens! we did various factory resets but it never made any difference. It has a 2 year warranty so we took it back and got it replaced and the new one did exactly the same in a matter of weeks. I can only assume there is therefore a more fundamental fault than just that one radio so am currently on the hunt for a suitable alternative and then will be returning the Ortus 1 for a refund. Such a shame as it is otherwise such a perfect clock radio.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Fab little dab radio

Easy to use buttons radio has a good sound

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago

Very good product fab

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Small but well made

Although small the radio performs very well with great sound output and ease fuse. its small size means it fits on our bedside table to wake us up gently!

Rating: 1/5 49 years 11 months ago
unreliable alarm

Loved my ortus 1 at first. But it can’t handle power cuts. The clock sorts itself out so you wouldn’t know there’s even been a power cut. But the alarms are another matter. Although they look like they’re still set they aren’t. To fix it we had to go and change the alarm time to something different and then back, not the simplest of operations, I need to refer back to the instructions each time. I’ve reverted to taking using my mobile phone as an alarm as I can’t rely on my ortus because you can’t tell if the alarms will work or not. I emailed Roberts 3 months ago, no response

Rating: 1/5 49 years 11 months ago
A big problem

While radio on time is not displayed. Surely this can't be intentional?

Rating: 1/5 49 years 11 months ago
stopped working, 3.09.19

useless. - suddenly stopped working on 3. sept. plunges in and switched on but start button has no effect whatever. -totally dead

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
clock radio

Pleased with purchase. Easy to set up and easy to operate. Would recommend.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Small and beautiful.

Small and beautiful but the sound could do with a little more bass.

Rating: 3/5 49 years 11 months ago
Neat little DAB clock radio but sound is poor

I’m a big fan of the Roberts brand, having had a few of their radios, clock radios, and CD systems over the years. So when our old DAB clock radio expired I sought out a Roberts to replace it. This is small and compact, and it’s easy to set the alarm and it also looks great. But I have to say I’m disappointed with the sound quality - it’s so tinny and this spoils the rest of the good features of this product. Great shame, as it’s not a cheap clock radio but it is let down by the sound quality.

Rating: 1/5 49 years 11 months ago
No longer fit for purpose

Bought as a replacement to another Roberts radio alarm clock, now wishing I'd kept the old one. Last few weeks it's started going off on its own accord at midnight if I have an alarm set. Have. Checked all the settings and only 1 alarm is set for 7am so no clue as to why this is happening. Aside from that, it's OK to use and for a bedside alarm works fine!!

Rating: 2/5 49 years 11 months ago
Good radio - until power failed

Have been really happy with this. But about a year after I purchased the radio it has just gone dead

Rating: 4/5 49 years 11 months ago
Is good for reason I purchased it for

God for want I wanted it for

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Exactly what I was looking for.

Easy to set up and use, and reliable.