ORTUS 3

DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Clock Radio

3.56 out of 5 by 9.

Ortus 3 offers a jumbo clock display and an array of features. Boasting 2 alarm timers, any-button snooze, night-time display, and bedtime listening, the Ortus 3 is designed to make waking up that little bit easier. There's also a USB socket for smartphone charging, and an auxiliary input socket for smartphones.

FREE DELIVERY. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery of your order.

£89.99

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
    Menu Display
    Yes
    On-device Control
    Yes
    Mains Powered
    Yes
    Battery Powered
    No
    Supplied Accessories
    AC Adaptor
    Dimensions (mm)
    199(w) x 118(h) x 64(d)
    Weight
    590g
    Jumbo Clock Display
    Yes
    Configurable Day and Date Display (On and in Standby)
    Yes ( Example: Off / Thu 23-MAR-2017 / 23-03-2017 / THURSDAY 23 )

Reviews

Rating: 1/5 49 years 4 months ago
Poor. I’m returning mine

I bought this (Ortus 3) thinking it was a quality radio from a quality brand. In two days the alarm has sounded twice at 00:00hrs when it’s set for 06:00. Its obviously defective and so are returning it to the store for another brand. Roberts what’s happened to you! I previously had a £20 radio from Tesco and it did the job for 5 years without any issues. I might go back to cheap one if it’s more reliable

Rating: 2/5 49 years 4 months ago
Nice radio blighted by buggy software

I have used the Ortus 3 for three weeks but today it's being returned for a refund. Firstly the good points. The sound quality is very good for it's size and price, dual alarms, big/clear dimmable display, adjustable snooze time and no problems with signal reception. I also found setting the alarms easy enough once I'd got used to it. Sadly, all this is overshadowed by the Ortus 3's unreliable and buggy software, which appears to suffer from similar issues to the Ortus 2 (see customer reviews on Roberts' website): Problem 1: Within a week of buying the buzzer inexplicably sounded at midnight, even though the alarm was set for 7am. The buzzer then failed to sound at 7am. The advice from Roberts Tech Support was simply to perform a factory reset, citing 'a small software glitch'. Problem 2: There is an option on Ortus 3 menu to select UPDATE DFU. There is no reference to this whatsoever in the instruction manual. When I selected it, the radio froze and had to be turned off at the mains.Roberts Tech later advised me this was for 'engineer's use only...I would not recommend using this option again'. So why not make this clear in the manual? Problem 3: After adjusting the radio alarm from 8am to 6am, the radio came on at 6am as expected. However, after switching it off (not snooze) the radio alarm came on again two hours later even though it was not set to this time. At this point, I decided to get my money back. Message to Roberts: This is a decent radio. Please fix the software in time for the Ortus 4.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 4 months ago
Just excellent in all areas

I ordered this to replace an old analogue radio/alarm and reviewed lots of different makes before choosing the Roberts Ortus 3. I am delighted with the product. The quality is excellent and the sound very good indeed for a mono unit. The product comes with a very comprehensive instruction booklet but it is extremely easy to just work out the operation yourself. It has a large display and dims well at night. I really couldn’t recommend this radio/alarm more highly.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 4 months ago
Five Star

Robertson's do not let you down on this quality bedside radio alarm. Contemporary design excellent build quality DAB & FAM reception excellent.

Rating: 3/5 49 years 4 months ago
Nice looking but terrible to configure

To setup the radio and alarm is really a struggle. not simple but really annoying also no backup attery, so when finnaly setup and reconnected from power, you can set it up again.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 4 months ago
Great product!

Great little clock radio! Easy to use when you have read the instructions. The sound quality is good for a small unit it really is crystal clear, there is not much bass produced by this product so it doesn’t wake the whole house up when the radio comes on! Great dimmer function also . The display is an off white colour rather than the blue stated by another reviewer.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 4 months ago
Blue?

What blue? I would say the display is white. Great dimmer function too.

Rating: 5/5 49 years 4 months ago
Ortus 3

Excellent Display, I Have Not Seen Any Blue Colours On My Ortus 3

Rating: 1/5 49 years 4 months ago
Wrong display colour

All evidence shows that blue light keeps you awake, so of all colours for a clock radio, why in Earth choose blue? What planet do your designers live on? Do they read any scientific papers?