2.63 out of 5 by 8.

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. 


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    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Headphone socket
    Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
    USB smartphone charging
    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)
    170(w) x 106(h) x 64(d)


Rating: 1/5 48 years 12 months ago
Alarm bug

Twice the alarm has not triggered after adjusting and saving a new time. A flawed product. Speaker quality could be better for the price.

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago

I'm surprised by other reviewers. I'm not a rocket scientist but find this easy to use. I did find it odd to turn the dial for different purposes but works ok. I usually use the 'sleep' button to have the radio on for up to 30 minutes in the middle of the night which is easy to operate and to find different pretuned stations in the dark. I'm now buying another one as a Christmas gift.

Rating: 1/5 48 years 12 months ago
very good until you hit the bugs

I really enjoyed this until the random alarm bugs started (I notice another reviewer has experienced the same problem). Basically whatever time I set alarm 1 to, it also goes off at midnight. I could live with this until alarm 2 started doing similar as well. That one now goes off at the set time and 6:20 am. it’s now unusable as an alarm clock unless I want to be disturbed at midnight or get up at 6:20.

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago

Rating: 2/5 48 years 12 months ago
Cranky electronics

The sound is pretty good and as usual the Roberts styling is excellent. What prompted this review is that I've just been woken up for the third or fourth time in the middle of the night because the 1st alarm randomly goes off at midnight as well as the time when it's supposed to. I also find that the other alarm randomly goes off at times when it hasn't been set.

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago
Great sound and layout am very pleased

Would of given 5* review but at rep of £80 I think it’s a little pricey. Bought to replace other leading manufacturers similar £50 model which had poor sound and limited buttons to control everything. The other radio also had poor auto dimmer options and unresponsive buttons This Roberts sounds much better less tinny and more punchy, not quite low end hifi quality but for a bedroom I have no complaints It has a button to toggle the dimmer for backlight, 3 preset station buttons plus a further 7 can be set and changed through the rotary dial All the buttons are responsive and it’s a smaller footprint than the “Sure” other one I sent back from another company The alarms seem quite easy to set to me and 2 can be set, any button to kill the alarm on waking is useful just turn off the snooze function for this Some have said this is complex to work but most features make sense and instruction book has everything you would need for ref Very happy with purchase, Roberts do some great prices on their outlet to bring price down

Rating: 3/5 48 years 12 months ago
Too complicated

Decent enough but would be better if things like the alarm had on off switches instead of such ridiculously complicated programming.

Rating: 2/5 48 years 12 months ago
Ideal for rocket scientists

Great design and sound with excellent features but how the ?+=? does one negotiate the menus reading from the manual does not always compute there are far too many multi-functions across the same buttons Definitely not user-friendly and trying to find more than 3 pre-sets is a joke apart from the software its a very nice item.