The unique SolarDAB 2 uses the sun as a power socket, letting you enjoy crystal clear digital radio wherever you are. This model uses an integral solar panel to provide you with continuous play under adequate sunlight. It also tops up a rechargeable battery while playing, which jumps into action when the sun disappears.
Available from Amazon and selected UK independent retailers.
Please allow 3 - 5 days for delivery.
Built-in FM/DAB/DAB+, and with the handy radio station presets, you can access your favourite stations at the touch of a few buttons.
Solar, battery or mains Powered
The SolarDAB 2 has a solar panel integrated into the top of the unit which absorbs direct sunlight in order to power the radio. There's an LED solar and battery indicator and under good conditions, enough power is generated to charge the batteries and power the radio.
The SolarDAB 2 is ideal for use in gardens, conservatories, greenhouses, on suitable windowsills.
Alternatively, take it away from home while camping, fishing, at the beach, or anywhere you wish to listen to the radio.
Play music from your iPod.
A stereo line-in socket enables playback for your smartphone
This means that the SolarDAB 2 can act as a speaker for your smartphone playlists too.
- FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
- Headphone Socket
- Yes (3.5mm stereo)
- Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
- Yes (3.5mm stereo)
- On-device Control
- Solar Charging / Assisted running
- Mains Powered
- Battery Powered
- Yes (Batteries not included)
- Battery Charging Built-in
- Yes (for NiMH cells)
- Supplied Accessories
- Mains Adaptor
- Dimensions (mm)
- 202(w) x 140(h )x 70(d)
- Black; White
The radio has a very poor sound quality. Mono only since it has a single build-in speaker only. It is not possible to tune sound settings (bass or treble). The solar panel is inefficient and is not sufficient to load the battery. Very disappointing.
We've had this radio now for several years. It clearly indicates whether it needs to charge. When charging it automatically select solar if there is sun around. Good Roberts sound quality and easy to select other stations. Recommend.
I generally like Roberts radios. They are well made and I have had several. But the top registers on this are so poor that we can hardly bear to use it.
I have 2 of these and though the sound and operation is ok, there is a problem with the recharging, it stops after 15 mins, then it has to be restarted by the user, so you can't rely on the sets recharging on their own.
I've had the radio for a few years now and it has performed well. I have it on the window ledge where it catches the sun in the bathroom and therefore it doesn't need to be attached to a cable which could be dangerous in a potentially wet environment. My only small issue is that I originally tried to register it after purchase and was unable to so I haven't been able to get the system updates that the sales blurb indicated I could get if I registered. But I'm happy with it for what I want.