ORTUS 2

DAB/DAB+/FM ALARM CLOCK RADIO

2.31 out of 5 by 32.

Ortus 2 is a fully-featured alarm clock radio which delivers all you need in a bedside radio. With DAB/DAB+ and FM built-in, plus 2 alarm timers and any-button snooze, you can wake up listening to the radio or to a buzzer. The Ortus 2 also features a USB socket for charging a smartphone, tablet or other similar devices. 

 

Guaranteed delivery in 3 days.

£79.99

Specification

  • SOURCE
    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    Headphone socket
    Yes
    Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
    Yes
  • DESIGN
    USB smartphone charging
    Yes
    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
    Yes
    Adjustable display dimmer
    Yes
    Night-time display
    Yes
    Station presets
    20
    Bedtime listening
    Yes
    Large clock display in standby
    Yes
    Menu display
    Yes
    On-device Control
    Yes
    Mains powered
    Yes
    Battery powered
    No
    Supplied accessories
    AC adaptor
    Dimensions (mm)
    170(w) x 106(h) x 64(d)
    Weight
    490g

Reviews

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
Alarm has mind of it's own - don't buy

This alarm goes off whenevr it wants to despite setiing it for s certain time, the 1st radio we got had to exhange, the 2nd one just as bad so giving up on this now. DO NOT BUY, POOR QUALITY

Rating: 3/5 50 years 6 months ago
Do not lose the manual!!

Sound is ok, could be better for £80. At any real volume the bass rounds off leaving a tinny mix, I expect more in 2020. Design is clean if a tad dated, and it doesn't really boast anything special beyond being an alarm/radio. My gripe, is with the complicated menu. Now I am a web developer tech savvy geeky kind of guy, but even I can't work out how adjust the alarm time. Obviously I chucked the manual, but a PDF is available online. But still, I shouldn't have to refer to instructions to operate a radio.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
Another user with midnight alarm problem

Like so many others, not long after buying the radio alarm it started going off randomly at exactly midnight. I read the instructions, checked that there wasn’t a second alarm which had been set to midnight as default, turned off and off etc. All to no avail- the product is just faulty. Now reading the reviews it seems a common fault. I have contacted the technical services email and await their reply.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 6 months ago

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
Defective product goes off at midnight!

Nice looking alarm clock a bit fiddly to set to. But that isn’t an issue compared to the fact it wakes you up at midnight when you set an alarm!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 6 months ago
Smart neat looking radio

We are very pleased with the radio. It arrived in less than 24 hours. It took a bit of fiddling to set it up as we wanted it and there are still features we will want to install.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
Difficult to set up

If I could give this product a minus * star I would. The instructions are hopeless and difficult to follow. It says things like "when in standby mode", does that mean off/on?All I wanted was a simple radio alarm clock, not something so technical it would take an IT expert to work it out. After four days of exasperation, I have given up. I have a clock, and I have a radio I can turn on, but no alarm.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 6 months ago
Doug

Early impression of the radio is first class and it does precisely what it says on the tin.

Rating: 2/5 50 years 6 months ago
Confusing

The instructions in the manual on how to preset stations are hopelessly inadequate . I read them carefully but could not achieve what I wanted

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
An expensive toy!

My son purchased me this product for Christmas as he knew my old one was drifting off-tune. To start with HE had to set the alarm for me as I couldn't take in the complexity of the instruction book. I would point out here that he does have a degree in mechatronics from Leeds University. I have since tried several times to set the 'sleep' function, - following the instruction manual to the letter step by step - needless to say without success.(Do you press the button once? Do you press it and hold it? Do you press it again? It is all quite un-clear) I further note that in the event that one could easily set this function there seems to be no way of checking whether you have done so successfully or finding how to activate it later. Is there a paragraph missing from the instruction book? Therefore I concur with most of the negative points raised above. It might have been a good idea to the chap who designed it as he was probably an electronic engineer, BUT we the 'general public' aren't, and the instruction book was obviously written by someone else which is why I have given it a poor rating. I came onto this site trying to get an answer to this problem as I feel I am not the only purchaser to have given up on it. The unit itself appears to be quite well made but that's no good if you can't get it to work and my patience has become exhausted. From the forgoing comments that is now obviously how other people feel as well! I shall have to return to my old radio to get the important sleep function on that and put up with it drifting off-tune in the middle of the night.. (PS: I did myself work for a radio manufacturer at one time so I am not a complete duffer in these matters!)

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
Problems with buzzer/alarm/snooze features

Very disppointed. I received this radio as a Christmas gift (Dec 2019). When the alarm and snooze functions are used the radio comes on for seconds before being interrupted by the buzzer. I have tried resetting the alarms, using different alarms (e.g. alarm 1 and alarm 2) but still the buzzer issue persists. I have also tried a factory reset, but all to no avail. Even if the snooze feature isn't used once the alarm has activated the radio cuts off and the buzzer sounds. This issue can't be blamed on poor DAB service either because if I turn the alarm off and switch the DAB radio on it works perfectly with a strong DAB signal I have 2 other Roberts radios (not radio alarms) and have never had any problems. This radio lets down the long established reputation of the brand

Rating: 5/5 50 years 6 months ago

Rating: 1/5 50 years 6 months ago
Unwelcome midnight alarm call

I bought two of these alarm clocks for my teenage children in the hope that they can get themselves up! Now one of them is playing up and goes off at midnight waking up pretty much the whole household. Now one very tired mum!

Rating: 2/5 50 years 6 months ago
Midnight alarm problem

I like the look and features of this clock but when Alarm 1 is set it also goes off at midnight. The good news is that it also goes off when intended but its clearly unacceptable to be woken up at midnight each night..

Rating: 2/5 50 years 6 months ago
Random midnight alaem

Like many others, was initially happy, had it for Christmas, but for the last month it has been going off at midnight as well as at the preset time. Most infuriating. Have contacted Roberts support so let’s see what happens.

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