DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Clock Radio

3.82 out of 5 by 60.

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.

Please note the Spring Sale offer only applies to Ortus 1 Black.

Please allow 3 - 5 days for delivery.



    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: 5/5 50 years 3 months ago
Small and beautiful.

Small and beautiful but the sound could do with a little more bass.

Rating: 3/5 50 years 3 months ago
Neat little DAB clock radio but sound is poor

I’m a big fan of the Roberts brand, having had a few of their radios, clock radios, and CD systems over the years. So when our old DAB clock radio expired I sought out a Roberts to replace it. This is small and compact, and it’s easy to set the alarm and it also looks great. But I have to say I’m disappointed with the sound quality - it’s so tinny and this spoils the rest of the good features of this product. Great shame, as it’s not a cheap clock radio but it is let down by the sound quality.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
Is good for reason I purchased it for

God for want I wanted it for

Rating: 5/5 50 years 3 months ago
Exactly what I was looking for.

Easy to set up and use, and reliable.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
my clock radio

Very good product and happy

Rating: 3/5 50 years 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
Love it

Love this item wakes me up every morning

Rating: 4/5 50 years 3 months 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?