Roberts CRD29 review

Another one of those Roberts radios that looks like the old-fashioned version of modern, and it faces tough competition Tested at £100.00

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Our Verdict

Another one of those Roberts radios that looks like the old-fashioned version of modern, and it faces tough competition

For

  • Clean and uncluttered sound

Against

  • Looks bulky and old-fashioned
  • less expensive rivals

The Gemini 29 manages to be an old-fashioned-looking clock/radio without being retro, and despite not being the most secure tuner we've tested, it does at least present a clear, uncluttered sound, whether on DAB or FM.

High frequencies can be a touch forward, but otherwise music is smooth and spacious. Talk radio, too, is enjoyably balanced.

However, despite a large clear display and the all-but-obligatory iPod/MP3 input socket, there are cheaper rivals that leave it looking overpriced.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.glendimplex.com
Brand NameRoberts
Product TypeClock Radio
ManufacturerGlen Dimplex Group
Product LineGemini
Manufacturer Part NumberCRD29
Product NameRoberts CRD29
Product ModelCRD-29

Technical Information

Sound ModeMono
Wake Up Timer SettingManual
FeaturesAuto Time Set/Restore
Wake Up Time2 Hour
RMS Output Power0.9 W
Number of Alarms2
Station Presets10 - DAB/FM
Speaker Form FactorIntegrated
Snooze Time5 Minute
Frequency Band-Bandwidth87.50 MHz to 108 MHz - FM, 174.93 MHz to 239.20 MHz - DAB

Interfaces-Ports

HeadphoneYes
Auxiliary InputYes

Power Description

Input Voltage220 V AC

Physical Characteristics

Width8.3 cm
Depth16.5 cm
Weight Approximate1.02 kg
Height19.7 cm
ColourSilver, Grey
Dimensions19.7 cm (H): 8.3 cm (W): 16.5 cm (D)

Miscellaneous

Environmentally FriendlyYes
Environmental CertificationWEEE

Warranty

Limited Warranty1 Year