DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Clock Radio

3.79 out of 5 by 58.

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: 1/5 50 years 1 month 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 50 years 1 month 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 50 years 1 month ago
Is good for reason I purchased it for

God for want I wanted it for

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Exactly what I was looking for.

Easy to set up and use, and reliable.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Unfortunately it didn't work for me.

The display was too small for my fading eyes. Would probably be fine for a younger person.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 1 month ago
Can't handle power cuts

Despite the fact that it's a great device I had to return mine because it behaved really weird - alarm going off at random times. So got a replacement and it's just the same - one alarm clock set for 8 this morning, it went off at 7! And then at 8! It's basically a flawed system. If you can't trust an alarm what use is it??

Rating: 1/5 50 years 1 month ago
Poor reception

DAB reception is very poor. This radio was purchased to replace another brand DAB radio costing a third of the price which in the same location and weather conditions had vastly better reception. This radio looks nice, but don't waste your money.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Fab clock radio brilliant

Roberts dab clock radio doesn’t take up much room on bedside cabinet. Sound pretty good for its size. A bit difficult to set up initially, and have to refer to instructions every time I want to change the alarm time, I’m sure this will get easier the more I it!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
my clock radio

Very good product and happy

Rating: 3/5 50 years 1 month ago
Looks good but DAB sound quality not up to much

As T’s@C’s do not allow specified returns DAB sound quality cannot be judged without setting up the wireless reception thus using it So am quite disappointed. Not a basic model but of reputable make. ‘Punching above its weight’ does it no favours unfortunately. Instore purchase

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

I bought the Ortus 1's for my two children who need a nudge to get up in the morning & really glad I did - great radios, simple instructions but full of functionality. DAB radio works well & they love the fact it shows what song is playing, & I love that the alarm can be set for weekdays only! All in all a good purchase.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Love it

Love this item wakes me up every morning

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Roberts products, reliable as ever.

I'm a Roberts fan. Solid and reliable products, which produce a clear sound. The Ortus 1 is a neat and good-looking product. I didn't need the extra functions of the Ortus 2 & 3. I would have given it 5 stars had the operation been simpler. It's difficult to find the sleep/timer buttons in the darkness of the night. Please could the next Ortus have a facility to pre-set a sleep period, which can be operated with a one-touch button?

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
I would have liked more space between the buttons

The buttons are too close together on the top, if using at night, in bed, in the dark! too easy to press the wrong buttons

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago

Alarm feature is very complicated and I could not set the time as it did not do as instruction said Will try again but if I can’t get it to work even after factory reset I will have to return to shop (interesting they have a section on things that might not work first time) It is smaller than pictures give impression