Revival iSTREAM 2

DAB+/DAB/FM Smart Radio

3 out of 5 by 9.

The Revival iStream 2 is a 1950s style retro radio with advanced 21st century Smart Radio features. Built-in FM/DAB/DAB+, built-in wireless connectivity, access to Spotify Connect, and a choice of 20,000+ internet radio stations and podcasts. Listen to your personal music collection by streaming direct from your PC/Mac/NAS via Music player. It's easily controlled with the free UNDOK iOS/Android smartphone app. 

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

£219.99

Specification

  • SOURCE
    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Yes
    Internet Radio
    Yes
    Spotify Connect
    Yes
    Music Player via Network
    Yes (PC, Mac or NAS over home network)
    Music Player via USB
    Yes
    Music Player Codec Support
    MP3/WMA/FLAC/AAC/ALAC/WAV
  • Network
    Wi-Fi
    Yes (802.11a/b/g/n standard on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands)
    Control via UNDOK app
    Yes (iOS or Android smartphones)
  • Audio
    Full-range Driver
    Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    Headphone Socket
    Yes (3.5mm Stereo)
    Line-out (Analogue)
    Yes
    Auxiliary input socket for iPod/MP3 playback
    Yes
  • DESIGN
    Alarm Function
    Yes (Buzzer/DAB/ FM/Internet Radio)
    Gold-plated fittings
    Yes
    Monochrome Screen
    Yes
    On-device Control
    Yes
    Mains Powered
    Yes
    Battery Powered
    Yes
    Carrying Handle
    Yes
    Supplied Accessories
    Mains Adaptor
    Dimensions (mm)
    260(w) x 155(h) x 125(d)
    Weight
    1.7 kg
    Colours
    Duck Egg; Dove Grey; Pastel Cream; Black

Reviews

Rating: 5/5 47 years 11 months ago
Excellent Radio

I have 3 of these radios around the house and they are excellent. Yes the software takes a bit of getting used to but it is smoother than most competitors and yes there are features that would be handy (Like AirPlay compatibility) but there is no other product with the same warm sound, retro styling and streaming capacity. Maybe I have just been lucky but all 3 of mine have been completely trouble free. All in all a first class product that has ensured music plays a big part in even my busiest day.

Rating: 3/5 47 years 11 months ago
Slightly Disappointing

Bought this radio (from Amazon) a few months ago. It occasionally locks up (freezes) but I find removing the batteries and re-inserting them solves the problem. Use it extensively for Internet stations, which can be received all around the house and outside using the BT HomeHub 6 with no difficulty at all. Disappointingly, the leathercloth covering is very thin and the slightest brush with a wall or something will result in a scuff or tear. Pity, because if a somewhat better quality had been chosen, a thicker material would have been worth an extra few pounds. The learhercloth can be purchased from Ratchford's of Stockport if you're feeling bold-enough to recover the case yourself, incidentally!

Rating: 1/5 47 years 11 months ago
DO NOT BUY - LCD SCREEN FAILS Check other reviews

This is a great radio with a ridiculous bad design LCD that fails on a very large percentage of them. And if you don't have the receipt or if it is just outside of the 12 month warranty then it's going to cost £70 to have repaired - and no guarantee it won't happen again. JUST DON'T BUY IT!

Rating: 1/5 47 years 11 months ago
wifi extremely limited range

The wifi connection does not pick up more than one room away from the modem! I have cheap, old laptops with better wifi pick_up! For all the hype about effortless steaming Roberts could have made the wifi reception stronger as it is very soon out of rangeand therefore useless. The reason for buying a Roberts Rdio is to listen to the radio via a wifi connection but if this product is incapable to connecting once more than a single room away from the modem/router box what is the point.

Rating: 5/5 47 years 11 months ago
The best Internet Radio on the market

Got this at Christmas to replace an old pure radio. Sound is the first consideration, it is excellent, so crisp and clear, no distortion, even at high volumes. Features come next and this is where it also excels, can connect to all of my music on my NAS, stream and DAB. The perfect gift for the geeky audiophile.

Rating: 1/5 47 years 11 months ago
Very disappointing

On third radio. First one lasted two days. Second a couple of hours and third three weeks! Always the same problem the screen pixelates and then goes blank. Another visit to the returns department of John Lewis.

Rating: 4/5 47 years 11 months ago
Almost universal music gadget

I bought the Revival iSTREAM 2 for my wife. She loves the design, I love how universal it can be used to listen to music. The FM and DAB+ receivers have good sensitivity and DLNA works well (with KODI in our case). Track selection from USB thumb drive is only by filename, unfortunately not by ID3 resources. Internet-Radios selection is depending on a portal run by SiliconFrontier (where the electronics is from). Spotify is only usable with a Smartphone, not standalone. A Deezer client is missing. But overall it's a good device!

Rating: 3/5 47 years 11 months ago
Looks good, great features, software/screenclunky?

This is a lovely looking radio with excellent features. The smartphone app (Undok) makes it so easy to stream media from a whole host of sources. Unfortunately, the software is a little clunky, my 2 day old radio is stuck updating software, for the last 3 hours! Prior to this, the screen starting corrupting, displaying strange lines. Seems to be a common problem. Shame as this has so much potential, 50s styling and 50s Quality Control, by my experiences! Think I'll be sending mine back.

Rating: 4/5 47 years 11 months ago
iPhone App is not available

The user manual days that "Supports remote control from Apple iPhone, iPad and Android using the Roberts ConnectR app." No such app is available in Apple app store.