Unologic

DAB/DAB+/FM Portable Radio

4.2 out of 5 by 10.

Whether you’re relaxing in the garden or having a picnic, the Unologic delivers up to 20 hours battery life, so you can enjoy crisp DAB quality sound, scrolling text, simple tuning, and one-touch access to your favourite stations for longer. You can even connect your smartphone via the line-in socket and listen to your own music collection.

Available from John LewisAmazon and selected UK independent retailers.

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£79.99

Specification

  • SOURCE
    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    Headphone Socket
    Yes (3.5mm stereo)
    Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
    Yes (3.5mm stereo)
  • DESIGN
    On-device Control
    Yes
    Mains Powered
    Yes
    Battery Powered
    Yes
    Battery Charging Built-in
    Yes (for NiMH cells)
    Supplied Accessories
    Mains Adaptor
    Dimensions (mm)
    202(w) x 140(h)x 70(d)
    Weight
    577g

Reviews

Rating: 3/5 49 years 11 months ago

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Great radio, great service

Love the unologic as it is proving a worthy replacement for my old solarDAB which, after 10 years, recently had adopted the eccentric habit of going off-station every time it heard the time pips! The first unologic I bought from Roberts in October had, to my ear, an annoying "tizzing" at certain frequencies of some voices. The replacement process from Roberts was the most painless imaginable - collection of old model and delivery of new on the same pre-arranged day.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Quality product, particularly for mobile use.

Very happy with this product. Was looking for a good quality DAB radio where the batteries lasted more than a few hours. This product seems to have met that goal.

Rating: 2/5 49 years 11 months ago
Almost nice enough.....

Two issues: the auto tuning is pretty vague, returning in some cases only 3 stations on DAB. Once you've found something you like, it's a gpbit of an intellectual challenge to work out how to store it at all, much less make it preset 3 when you want to. The second issue is the tone. OK, the speaker could've been bigger, but there are no adjustable tone settings, which means there's a robust performance in the bass spectrum, but the audio is totally devoid of treble harmonics. Sounds like it's wreapped inside a rugby sock. Just awful.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
So easy to find and keep your favourite channels

I have bought one of these radios for each member of my family. I take it with me on my travels to hotels and people’s homes and just love the way I can access all of my favourite DAB channels so easily.//It has never let me down and I just love it.// I actually have three in the house, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen!! For us non-techy oldies, these are fab!

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Recommended - 5 stars despite niggles! Read on..

Considered buying the solardab originally, but couldn't see that it would reliably charge the batteries. I wanted something which could be run on batteries but also mains powered. I bought two of these units. The selling point for this was that a built in charging system was included. I haven't even used the USB and Aux In connections yet. The charging system has failed on one unit, but I use that purely for it's headphone output straight into a hifi amp, and it's brilliant. I only ever listen to RADIO 6 but apparently other stations are available. The display also went blank on one unit, but I opened it up and found that a connector had come unseated, so that was an easy fix. I was expecting the worst. I only wish the display showed the full information of "now playing [song title by artist]" instead of waiting for the info to jerkily move across the display. That's my only gripe. The power button switches on too easily (another user has reported this also) so care to be taken if transported in a bag for example. The radio lasts a good while on a fully charged set of batteries.. So to the designers at Roberts, I'd say this, if you're thinking of upgrading to a 'version 2' - Change to power button to be less sensitive Include an OLED display with full info display A charge status level indicator would be very useful, to show much juice is left in the batteries (I acknowledge that there is a green light which either flashes or stays constant once fully charged)

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
A great modern look DAB

When DAB came out I could not understand this fashion to have a retro, cheap wood or 1950s looking radio. Roberts seemed to understand that this new technology needed a fresh, easy to use, portable unit with solid build quality that did look like it belonged in a charity shop or VW camper. The speaker is clear (given its size), you can recharge batteries in-unit, select and save channels with ease and it looks correct whether in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, boat or garage. I have them in all of the above!

Rating: 5/5 49 years 11 months ago
Great little radio

I have had this radio for two years now and have used it regularly. The sound is loud and clear for such a small radio although sometimes the sound can have a little too much bass. The recharge function is excellent except I'd say you get anything from 10 - 20 hours from a charge depending on the volume of the radio. Overall a great little radio, easy too use and feels well built. Recommended

Rating: 2/5 49 years 11 months ago
not what it is made out to be.

Purchased 6 months ago and already this radio will no longer recharge. Sometimes it will not switch on. I am using best quality batteries ,but have to charge these seperately. The charge with Duracels lasts no more than approx. 10 hours.