SolarDAB 2


3.2 out of 5 by 20.

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.



    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


Rating: 1/5 50 years 1 month ago
Very disappointed

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.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great little radio

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.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 1 month ago
Sound hardly bearable

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.

Rating: 3/5 50 years 1 month ago
Nice sound but recharging not so good

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.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Excellent Eco Radio

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.