2.29 out of 5 by 17.

Ortus 2 is a fully-featured alarm clock radio which delivers all you need in a bedside radio. With DAB/DAB+ and FM built-in, plus 2 alarm timers and any-button snooze, you can wake up listening to the radio or to a buzzer. The Ortus 2 also features a USB socket for charging a smartphone, tablet or other similar devices. 



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    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Headphone socket
    Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
    USB smartphone charging
    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)
    170(w) x 106(h) x 64(d)


Rating: 1/5 49 years 5 months ago
Alarm goes off at midnight even though not set

Thought it was me being stupid but I am having just the same problem. alarm going off at midnight even though not set. This is infuriating. Bought a Roberts radio because they are meant to be really good quality but this is driving me and the rest of my household mad. Please tell us the solution or offer a different model. I bought it a while ago and this has only started recently but clearly is a design fault unless you can offer some magic solution which I haven’t worked out.

Rating: 2/5 49 years 5 months ago
Similar problems with alarm

This is a decent radio and alarm BUT same as everyone else. The alarm randomly goes off at midnight disturbing a decent nights sleep. I have no idea why?! Please get this fixed because it’s a bit of a joke

Rating: 1/5 49 years 5 months ago
Alarm goes off at midnight so useless

Alarm goes off at midnight so this is effectively useless as I have had to turn it off. Just rubbish.

Rating: 3/5 49 years 5 months ago
Help! Alarm going off at midnight

Hi, I can’t find any help online or in the product manual. My Roberts Ortus 2 alarm keeps going off at midnight every night despite having it set for 6:40 weekends & 8:20 weekends. It sounds at these times too. But the midnight isn’t set?? Please help .... in need of a night sleep.

Rating: 1/5 49 years 5 months ago
Too complicated

The controls are not straightforward and I have to keep the instruction book beside it at all times; I love playing my iPod but it doesn’t charge it; my alarm has started going off at midnight every night even though it’s set for 6.25. Will be binning it.

Rating: 4/5 49 years 5 months ago
Take it all back

Alarm setting straight forward just don't do for the first time when you are about to go to sleep. Tip look at the preset buttons to find the alarm. So ignore my earlier post!

Rating: 2/5 49 years 5 months ago
Struggling with alarm

Great sound no idea how to set the alarm cannot find standby mode, if it's not going to wake me it's no use. It can go back tomorrow .

Rating: 1/5 49 years 5 months ago
Pain in the .......

Bought this a year ago this month and now playing up. I see others have the same problem of random alarms going off which render it useless. I contacted Roberts this morning requesting they revert before we have our ceremonial destruction service this evening with a glass of wine and a hammer but clearly they do not have my sense of urgency re my ability to get up in the morning without first being woken at midnight. MY recommendation DO NOT BUY and I will be looking for an alternative tomorrow.

Rating: 3/5 49 years 5 months ago
Nice Product But.........

I like the clock radio very much but I’ve given up trying to set up more that 3 presets on either DAB or FM. The manual is not at all clear in explaining how to do this and the multi function buttons are confusing too.

Rating: 1/5 49 years 5 months ago
Alarm bug

Twice the alarm has not triggered after adjusting and saving a new time. A flawed product. Speaker quality could be better for the price.

Rating: 4/5 49 years 5 months ago

I'm surprised by other reviewers. I'm not a rocket scientist but find this easy to use. I did find it odd to turn the dial for different purposes but works ok. I usually use the 'sleep' button to have the radio on for up to 30 minutes in the middle of the night which is easy to operate and to find different pretuned stations in the dark. I'm now buying another one as a Christmas gift.

Rating: 1/5 49 years 5 months ago
very good until you hit the bugs

I really enjoyed this until the random alarm bugs started (I notice another reviewer has experienced the same problem). Basically whatever time I set alarm 1 to, it also goes off at midnight. I could live with this until alarm 2 started doing similar as well. That one now goes off at the set time and 6:20 am. it’s now unusable as an alarm clock unless I want to be disturbed at midnight or get up at 6:20.

Rating: 4/5 49 years 5 months ago

Rating: 2/5 49 years 5 months ago
Cranky electronics

The sound is pretty good and as usual the Roberts styling is excellent. What prompted this review is that I've just been woken up for the third or fourth time in the middle of the night because the 1st alarm randomly goes off at midnight as well as the time when it's supposed to. I also find that the other alarm randomly goes off at times when it hasn't been set.

Rating: 4/5 49 years 5 months ago
Great sound and layout am very pleased

Would of given 5* review but at rep of £80 I think it’s a little pricey. Bought to replace other leading manufacturers similar £50 model which had poor sound and limited buttons to control everything. The other radio also had poor auto dimmer options and unresponsive buttons This Roberts sounds much better less tinny and more punchy, not quite low end hifi quality but for a bedroom I have no complaints It has a button to toggle the dimmer for backlight, 3 preset station buttons plus a further 7 can be set and changed through the rotary dial All the buttons are responsive and it’s a smaller footprint than the “Sure” other one I sent back from another company The alarms seem quite easy to set to me and 2 can be set, any button to kill the alarm on waking is useful just turn off the snooze function for this Some have said this is complex to work but most features make sense and instruction book has everything you would need for ref Very happy with purchase, Roberts do some great prices on their outlet to bring price down