VQ Christie DAB & DAB – Great sound and sleek retro design

Bought for friend they love it.

Brilliant radio with great sound quality. Retro looking yet very stylish. It’s great that the radio can sit either landscape or portrait. Lots of features and i particulalry like using bluetooth to play songs from my iphone.

Brilliant radio with great sound quality. Retro looking yet very stylish. It’s great that the radio can sit either landscape or portrait. Lots of features and i particulalry like using bluetooth to play songs from my iphone.

Bought for friend they love it.

Easy to use and sound is good.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Best Birthday gift ever 😊
  • Good sound and looks. Great for DAB and Bluetooth. FM, not so much.
  • A different and impressive DAB+ radio

Got this for my kitchen it’s brilliant great sound and a super cute design.

Product returned due to unreliable clock radio. . If you’re using this purely as a radio or audio speaker you shouldn’t have a problem, however i’ve returned mine since i wanted to use it in the bedroom as an alarm clock and the buggy nature of the set up meant it would’ve been unreliable for this primary use. I was planning to use a work around for one of the alarm settings – as i found that if i selected a preset radio station as my alarm, the radio would switch on but the sound would be mute. This was similar to normal operation where selecting a preset also produced the same mute result until a volume button was pressed. I was then forced to use ‘last listened to’ station setting, which in tests proved reliable. Another, admittedly small, niggle is that whilst an option is presented to change the date setting from the american month-date-year to our date-month-year (presented numerically, so 1st june 2016 reads as 06-01-16), i was never able to save the setting. I could of course, live with that – but still, a bit annoying given it’s a british company that made it. However, the deal breaker for me was when i discovered the time (whilst in standby, and being correct on listening to the radio) displaying 2207 when it was 2307. You can allow the clock to take its signal from dab, fm or both, or set manually.

Great sound and sleek retro design. I brought this for my husband for his birthday and it’s the best radio i have ever brought. It’s retro design is very appealing and it kicks out great clear sound and you can use it to bluetooth music from any device, it picks up fm or dab radio. You can also buy a battery pack so you can use this anywhere you like, the battery pack and carry case is an extra £30 so i haven’t yet purchased one but i don’t really feel it needs it as it kicks out a great deal of sound. It also has an alarm option and an lcd screen which clearly shows the time and station that is playing and you can adjust the brightness so it’s not too bright if it’s by your bed. The radio itself isn’t small it’s a little larger than i originally expected but not too large and still looks great on the shelf due to its sleek design. All in all this is a brilliant radio and i would highly recommend.

A different and impressive dab+ radio. Learning from a friend who owns a vq christie and who is very pleased with i decided to buy a similar model on amazon – in denmark we have from oct. 1 – 2017 been forced to buy a radio with dab+, as the old type of receiving dab has stopped – i found this good deal on a display model at a reduced price and i am very happy to use it and it looks great.

Fog horns and spanish lessons. [edit: great customer service though. This is a really nice looking radio, it just looks beautiful – from the shiny minimalist fascia to the leather-bound casing, it just looks great. Unfortunately, there are some negatives:the dab performance is hit and miss, suffering from regular dropouts and a weird ‘fog-horn’ effect??secondly, the display that tells you the programme information is stuck in spanish (sometimes italian too) – regardless of the language chosen in the menus, i can’t get it to display the programme information in english. Selecting any other language in the main menu will result in the programme information being in that language; but select english and the display is in spanish?. All i know is that i listen to a lot of ‘actualidades’can’t say i’ve noticed what other reviewers mention; american dates, sleep modes etc, just fog horns and spanish. Even the spanish isn’t a massive issue, i just wish we could banish the fog hornsoverall, disappointing at this price point, if you’re looking for a dab radio, your money is probably better spent elsewhere. Update #1: a short while after writing the above review, i was contacted in the comments below and asked to contact the customer care team regarding my issues. The unit was accepted for a return / repair (full details in comments below), although originally optimistic as the foreign language fault was confirmed as also being present on the unit being used in the vq helpline office, this did not continue; i had to chase to confirm that they had in fact received my radio (the courier tracking advised it had been “left in a safe place”). Once confirmed they actually had my radio, i was questioned again as to what the problem was, this despite including a thorough written explanation with my radio. ]

Great for dab and bluetooth. Bought at significantly reduced price vs rrp. First impressions on opening this were that it is a quality item. It’s reassuringly heavy and the enamel and leather finish is great. The display and buttons are reasonable although i’ve seen better. But overall, it’s a very pretty looking radio. There’s a bass port to the rear of the unit for boosting the low frequencies. I’m using it as a bedside radio/alarm, and although a bit large for a clock/radio, it’s not excessively so.

The screen wasnt lined up properly but easily sorted through amazon customer service and a good quality. The screen wasnt lined up properly but easily sorted through amazon customer service and a good quality replacement reordered that works great is a fantastic product.

Great for dab and bluetooth. Bought at significantly reduced price vs rrp. First impressions on opening this were that it is a quality item. It’s reassuringly heavy and the enamel and leather finish is great. The display and buttons are reasonable although i’ve seen better. But overall, it’s a very pretty looking radio. There’s a bass port to the rear of the unit for boosting the low frequencies. I’m using it as a bedside radio/alarm, and although a bit large for a clock/radio, it’s not excessively so.

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Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB – the sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend

Great little dab/internet radio. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.

Syncs up no issue and has a clear and crisp sound. Pride of place in the kitchen.

The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend. The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend hours exploring all the stations.

Delightful design, good internet radio, some screen and power glitches. . I love the retro design of this radio, which has a similar look and feel to the old versions i remember from the 1960s, with a vinyl-covered wooden cabinet and sturdy metal fittings. Of course, a modern radio – or even a computer, which this basically is – doesn’t need that much space, and most of the interior is empty, except for the battery. Sound quality is pleasant and ‘woody’ – again, like the old radios it is based on. I was concerned about the many reports of the screen failing, and i ran into this within two days of using the machine. After i inserted batteries, i removed the power plug to see if it would switch seamlessly to battery power. It did, but when i inserted the plug back into the back of the machine, it interrupted the power, and the radio restarted. Trying this a second time – this time removing the plug from the wall – i got the dreaded white screen – no display at all, just a white rectangle. I tried various types of ‘turn it off and on again’ which didn’t help, but after i removed batteries and the plug, then left it off for 10 seconds or so, the radio could be turned on again, and the screen was back to normal. I tried this a couple of times and got the same results.

Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The best radio currently available
  • Great little DAB/internet radio
  • Classic styling.

Quite complicated to set up .

Promptly received and all good, thank you.

This fabulous radio delivers everything i wanted and more. The dab radio is strong and clear, and i thought it wasn’t possible to get decent dab reception in my flat. The internet radio is fantastic too, i can also listen to podcasts as well as radio stations which is a big bonus. The alarm works when it’s running on batteries (i. , isn’t plugged in to the mains), unlike my old pure radio. And its great to have two alarms, so don’t need to change it at the weekend. It’s very easy to set up and navigate through all the menus and options – the instructions and clear and easy to follow. The sound is mellow and rich.

Looks, feels and sounds good but tricky to use advanced features. First impressions of this item were very good, it is sturdy, tactile and definitely has the wow factor with the faux leather and shiny gold/brass logo and fittings. It looks much better than the pictures and you can imagine this being lovingly crafted by a pair of old boys in brown coats in a workshop in the cotswolds. Probably not but it’s nice to dream and the finished article with its royal crest would not look out of place in kensington palace or the library at chartwell. Opening the case to insert 4 x d batteries spoils the illusion slightly with the mdf type material on show but it’s still a bit of theatre with the blingy brass clasp seemingly inviting you in to have a good look around. Setup was fairly straight forward – being of the bloke variety the substantial (and all english) manual was put to one side and i went into full dab-ble mode. Left dial is on/off and volume, the right dial for navigating menus and selecting items. Dab was the easiest; the station scan being very quick and pre-setting 10 favourites is nice and easy. Internet radio next was also ok – if your wi-fi router is wps enabled as most now are pairing them up was quick and much more preferable to entering the code using the dials. However it does have a tendency to forget the wi-fi setting and so you may find yourself having to repeat the process which can be irritatingsound is crisp and clear on both, very good in fact and i love all the info provided such as song title/artist etc on the easy to read lcd.

Roberts radios have advanced a fair way over the last few years, and this new isteam2 is up there with most in terms of style and features. Set-up of the dab stations is very quick and the range of stations is very good. I live in an area where the dab reception isn’t fantastic but the signal seems stronger in comparison to an older roberts model. The radio picks up the dab stations quickly when turned-on with little or no drop of signal. Set-up of the internet connection was a little hap-hazard – it took several attempts to connect, with no discernible reason. In comparison to the dab stations, the connection time to the internet stations is somewhat longer. And compared to another internet radio i use (monitor airstream 10) the connection speed is slow. Aesthetically, the unit still has the roberts retro look. The faux-leather has a slightly cheap feel to it, as do some of the other materials used – namely the handle clasps and front grill (could these not have been metal?).

Great little dab/internet radio. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.

I was delighted by the quality and the retro look of this radio. I live in the states so was concerned about not being able to use dab and the power conversion. A simple adapter took care of the power issue and i have settled for using internet stations. I use this at my office and have received many compliments on the handsome radio.

Roberts radios have advanced a fair way over the last few years, and this new isteam2 is up there with most in terms of style and features. Set-up of the dab stations is very quick and the range of stations is very good. I live in an area where the dab reception isn’t fantastic but the signal seems stronger in comparison to an older roberts model. The radio picks up the dab stations quickly when turned-on with little or no drop of signal. Set-up of the internet connection was a little hap-hazard – it took several attempts to connect, with no discernible reason. In comparison to the dab stations, the connection time to the internet stations is somewhat longer. And compared to another internet radio i use (monitor airstream 10) the connection speed is slow. Aesthetically, the unit still has the roberts retro look. The faux-leather has a slightly cheap feel to it, as do some of the other materials used – namely the handle clasps and front grill (could these not have been metal?).

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Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB – Works in the US too!

Looks, feels and sounds good but tricky to use advanced features. First impressions of this item were very good, it is sturdy, tactile and definitely has the wow factor with the faux leather and shiny gold/brass logo and fittings. It looks much better than the pictures and you can imagine this being lovingly crafted by a pair of old boys in brown coats in a workshop in the cotswolds. Probably not but it’s nice to dream and the finished article with its royal crest would not look out of place in kensington palace or the library at chartwell. Opening the case to insert 4 x d batteries spoils the illusion slightly with the mdf type material on show but it’s still a bit of theatre with the blingy brass clasp seemingly inviting you in to have a good look around. Setup was fairly straight forward – being of the bloke variety the substantial (and all english) manual was put to one side and i went into full dab-ble mode. Left dial is on/off and volume, the right dial for navigating menus and selecting items. Dab was the easiest; the station scan being very quick and pre-setting 10 favourites is nice and easy. Internet radio next was also ok – if your wi-fi router is wps enabled as most now are pairing them up was quick and much more preferable to entering the code using the dials. However it does have a tendency to forget the wi-fi setting and so you may find yourself having to repeat the process which can be irritatingsound is crisp and clear on both, very good in fact and i love all the info provided such as song title/artist etc on the easy to read lcd.

Quite complicated to set up .

The best radio currently available. The best radio currently available, it has many sources and functions. The sound is great, a little more base would be nice. Here are the specifications for the Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB:

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  • DAB/DAB+/FM and WIFI Internet radio.Headphone Socket:3.5mm Stereo
  • Spotify connect compatible music player
  • Play your music collection from your computer
  • Access to over 10,000 radio stations and podcasts
  • 30 Station presets

Roberts revivial internet radio. I have owned a couple of roberts radios in the past, but have never used an internet radio, so i thought this would be a good device to listen to one of my favourite mediums on around the house. The model is very stylish, with a nod to the retro look – i. Leather and and gold/brass effect trims (although some people may find this detail rather tacky) but it certainly stands out from the more standard plastic or aluminum models which dominate the market. It includes all of the general and mostly standard features of these radios, including both dab and fm radio settings, usb access for mp3 access, and an alarm plus clock facility. The advantage of this particular model is that it links to home wifi to provide an internet radio facility, also it can access your pc playlists and spotify account. Unfortunately for me these were of no value as i’m finding windows playlists increasingly redundant as you can’t download these any more against the rapidly diminishing numbers of non apple mp3 players available on the market, and whilst i have a spotify account, i don’t have the streaming facility (which costs £9. 99 a month to run) for this so i can’t comment on this feature of the radio. However, that aside, i used all the various other features, so i’ll comment on those.

Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The best radio currently available
  • Great little DAB/internet radio
  • Classic styling.

Bought at christmas as a gift and after 3 months of use the screen went blank,.

The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend. The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend hours exploring all the stations.

Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.

This fabulous radio delivers everything i wanted and more. The dab radio is strong and clear, and i thought it wasn’t possible to get decent dab reception in my flat. The internet radio is fantastic too, i can also listen to podcasts as well as radio stations which is a big bonus. The alarm works when it’s running on batteries (i. , isn’t plugged in to the mains), unlike my old pure radio. And its great to have two alarms, so don’t need to change it at the weekend. It’s very easy to set up and navigate through all the menus and options – the instructions and clear and easy to follow. The sound is mellow and rich.

Syncs up no issue and has a clear and crisp sound. Pride of place in the kitchen.

Roberts radios have advanced a fair way over the last few years, and this new isteam2 is up there with most in terms of style and features. Set-up of the dab stations is very quick and the range of stations is very good. I live in an area where the dab reception isn’t fantastic but the signal seems stronger in comparison to an older roberts model. The radio picks up the dab stations quickly when turned-on with little or no drop of signal. Set-up of the internet connection was a little hap-hazard – it took several attempts to connect, with no discernible reason. In comparison to the dab stations, the connection time to the internet stations is somewhat longer. And compared to another internet radio i use (monitor airstream 10) the connection speed is slow. Aesthetically, the unit still has the roberts retro look. The faux-leather has a slightly cheap feel to it, as do some of the other materials used – namely the handle clasps and front grill (could these not have been metal?).

Syncs up no issue and has a clear and crisp sound. Pride of place in the kitchen.

A great, stylish device, with one big flaw. I like this – a lot – and if it was more reliable, it would get five stars. We bought it for the kitchen, as we’ve always been fond of roberts radios and own several. To be honest often in use it’s often an extension speaker for the ipad, though much of this functionality could be done through the radio alone (podcasts, dab etc), though the menu driven system isn’t exactly a joy to use for that. The app that allows you to control it through wifi on your phone does make this easier, and is great for adjusting volume from another room, or even changing function. The main con we were aware of when we bought it from reading other reviews, but decided to risk it and depend on the guarantee – the display conks out after some time. Sure enough, after several months, this happened to us, but amazon were there usual brilliant selves at sending us a replacement (actually, they did need a gentle nudge as i think we were originally routed via the manufacturer for a repair, but they came up with the goods as soon as we questioned it. It’s a bit of a surprise as this is probably the first roberts product that has consistently had a fault and not been withdrawn from the market, usually such a reliable company. Hoping the latest version we have has had the fault fixed – or we’ll be back to amazon.

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Promptly received and all good, thank you.

I was delighted by the quality and the retro look of this radio. I live in the states so was concerned about not being able to use dab and the power conversion. A simple adapter took care of the power issue and i have settled for using internet stations. I use this at my office and have received many compliments on the handsome radio.

Easy to control stations and volume from an android app. Easy to control stations and volume from an android app on cell phone. Retro looks are attractive and sound quality is pleasing. I use it as alarm to wake up listening to bbc world service news. Absolutely fantastic radio by roberts.

This fabulous radio delivers everything i wanted and more. The dab radio is strong and clear, and i thought it wasn’t possible to get decent dab reception in my flat. The internet radio is fantastic too, i can also listen to podcasts as well as radio stations which is a big bonus. The alarm works when it’s running on batteries (i. , isn’t plugged in to the mains), unlike my old pure radio. And its great to have two alarms, so don’t need to change it at the weekend. It’s very easy to set up and navigate through all the menus and options – the instructions and clear and easy to follow. The sound is mellow and rich.

The best radio currently available. The best radio currently available, it has many sources and functions. The sound is great, a little more base would be nice.

A great, stylish device, with one big flaw. I like this – a lot – and if it was more reliable, it would get five stars. We bought it for the kitchen, as we’ve always been fond of roberts radios and own several. To be honest often in use it’s often an extension speaker for the ipad, though much of this functionality could be done through the radio alone (podcasts, dab etc), though the menu driven system isn’t exactly a joy to use for that. The app that allows you to control it through wifi on your phone does make this easier, and is great for adjusting volume from another room, or even changing function. The main con we were aware of when we bought it from reading other reviews, but decided to risk it and depend on the guarantee – the display conks out after some time. Sure enough, after several months, this happened to us, but amazon were there usual brilliant selves at sending us a replacement (actually, they did need a gentle nudge as i think we were originally routed via the manufacturer for a repair, but they came up with the goods as soon as we questioned it. It’s a bit of a surprise as this is probably the first roberts product that has consistently had a fault and not been withdrawn from the market, usually such a reliable company. Hoping the latest version we have has had the fault fixed – or we’ll be back to amazon.

I was delighted by the quality and the retro look of this radio. I live in the states so was concerned about not being able to use dab and the power conversion. A simple adapter took care of the power issue and i have settled for using internet stations. I use this at my office and have received many compliments on the handsome radio.

Roberts revivial internet radio. I have owned a couple of roberts radios in the past, but have never used an internet radio, so i thought this would be a good device to listen to one of my favourite mediums on around the house. The model is very stylish, with a nod to the retro look – i. Leather and and gold/brass effect trims (although some people may find this detail rather tacky) but it certainly stands out from the more standard plastic or aluminum models which dominate the market. It includes all of the general and mostly standard features of these radios, including both dab and fm radio settings, usb access for mp3 access, and an alarm plus clock facility. The advantage of this particular model is that it links to home wifi to provide an internet radio facility, also it can access your pc playlists and spotify account. Unfortunately for me these were of no value as i’m finding windows playlists increasingly redundant as you can’t download these any more against the rapidly diminishing numbers of non apple mp3 players available on the market, and whilst i have a spotify account, i don’t have the streaming facility (which costs £9. 99 a month to run) for this so i can’t comment on this feature of the radio. However, that aside, i used all the various other features, so i’ll comment on those.

It looks like an old fashioned radio with one knob on the left, one knob on the right und a scale in the middle. But it is a real modern radio with a very good sound. Installation was easy and all functions are given. Rds sensitiveness is very good. I use ni-mh accus as power supply.

It looks like an old fashioned radio with one knob on the left, one knob on the right und a scale in the middle. But it is a real modern radio with a very good sound. Installation was easy and all functions are given. Rds sensitiveness is very good. I use ni-mh accus as power supply.

Great little dab/internet radio. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.

Great little dab/internet radio. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.

The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend. The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend hours exploring all the stations.

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Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB : Delightful design, Good internet radio, some screen and power glitches.

Roberts revivial internet radio. I have owned a couple of roberts radios in the past, but have never used an internet radio, so i thought this would be a good device to listen to one of my favourite mediums on around the house. The model is very stylish, with a nod to the retro look – i. Leather and and gold/brass effect trims (although some people may find this detail rather tacky) but it certainly stands out from the more standard plastic or aluminum models which dominate the market. It includes all of the general and mostly standard features of these radios, including both dab and fm radio settings, usb access for mp3 access, and an alarm plus clock facility. The advantage of this particular model is that it links to home wifi to provide an internet radio facility, also it can access your pc playlists and spotify account. Unfortunately for me these were of no value as i’m finding windows playlists increasingly redundant as you can’t download these any more against the rapidly diminishing numbers of non apple mp3 players available on the market, and whilst i have a spotify account, i don’t have the streaming facility (which costs £9. 99 a month to run) for this so i can’t comment on this feature of the radio. However, that aside, i used all the various other features, so i’ll comment on those.

The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend. The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend hours exploring all the stations.

Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

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    to make sure this fits.
  • DAB/DAB+/FM and WIFI Internet radio
  • Spotify connect compatible music player
  • Play your music collection from your computer
  • Access to over 10,000 radio stations and podcasts
  • 30 Station presets

Easy to control stations and volume from an android app. Easy to control stations and volume from an android app on cell phone. Retro looks are attractive and sound quality is pleasing. I use it as alarm to wake up listening to bbc world service news. Absolutely fantastic radio by roberts.

It looks like an old fashioned radio with one knob on the left, one knob on the right und a scale in the middle. But it is a real modern radio with a very good sound. Installation was easy and all functions are given. Rds sensitiveness is very good. I use ni-mh accus as power supply.

I was delighted by the quality and the retro look of this radio. I live in the states so was concerned about not being able to use dab and the power conversion. A simple adapter took care of the power issue and i have settled for using internet stations. I use this at my office and have received many compliments on the handsome radio.

Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg : The best radio currently available. The best radio currently available, it has many sources and functions. The sound is great, a little more base would be nice.

Roberts revivial internet radio. I have owned a couple of roberts radios in the past, but have never used an internet radio, so i thought this would be a good device to listen to one of my favourite mediums on around the house. The model is very stylish, with a nod to the retro look – i. Leather and and gold/brass effect trims (although some people may find this detail rather tacky) but it certainly stands out from the more standard plastic or aluminum models which dominate the market. It includes all of the general and mostly standard features of these radios, including both dab and fm radio settings, usb access for mp3 access, and an alarm plus clock facility. The advantage of this particular model is that it links to home wifi to provide an internet radio facility, also it can access your pc playlists and spotify account. Unfortunately for me these were of no value as i’m finding windows playlists increasingly redundant as you can’t download these any more against the rapidly diminishing numbers of non apple mp3 players available on the market, and whilst i have a spotify account, i don’t have the streaming facility (which costs £9. 99 a month to run) for this so i can’t comment on this feature of the radio. However, that aside, i used all the various other features, so i’ll comment on those.

Roberts radios have advanced a fair way over the last few years, and this new isteam2 is up there with most in terms of style and features. Set-up of the dab stations is very quick and the range of stations is very good. I live in an area where the dab reception isn’t fantastic but the signal seems stronger in comparison to an older roberts model. The radio picks up the dab stations quickly when turned-on with little or no drop of signal. Set-up of the internet connection was a little hap-hazard – it took several attempts to connect, with no discernible reason. In comparison to the dab stations, the connection time to the internet stations is somewhat longer. And compared to another internet radio i use (monitor airstream 10) the connection speed is slow. Aesthetically, the unit still has the roberts retro look. The faux-leather has a slightly cheap feel to it, as do some of the other materials used – namely the handle clasps and front grill (could these not have been metal?).

Great little dab/internet radio. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.

Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.

Bought at christmas as a gift and after 3 months of use the screen went blank,.

Looks, feels and sounds good but tricky to use advanced features. First impressions of this item were very good, it is sturdy, tactile and definitely has the wow factor with the faux leather and shiny gold/brass logo and fittings. It looks much better than the pictures and you can imagine this being lovingly crafted by a pair of old boys in brown coats in a workshop in the cotswolds. Probably not but it’s nice to dream and the finished article with its royal crest would not look out of place in kensington palace or the library at chartwell. Opening the case to insert 4 x d batteries spoils the illusion slightly with the mdf type material on show but it’s still a bit of theatre with the blingy brass clasp seemingly inviting you in to have a good look around. Setup was fairly straight forward – being of the bloke variety the substantial (and all english) manual was put to one side and i went into full dab-ble mode. Left dial is on/off and volume, the right dial for navigating menus and selecting items. Dab was the easiest; the station scan being very quick and pre-setting 10 favourites is nice and easy. Internet radio next was also ok – if your wi-fi router is wps enabled as most now are pairing them up was quick and much more preferable to entering the code using the dials. However it does have a tendency to forget the wi-fi setting and so you may find yourself having to repeat the process which can be irritatingsound is crisp and clear on both, very good in fact and i love all the info provided such as song title/artist etc on the easy to read lcd.

Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.

The best radio currently available. The best radio currently available, it has many sources and functions. The sound is great, a little more base would be nice.

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VQ Christie DAB & DAB – Great radio, funky retro look

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

Fantastic sound on this radio.

Looks great and sounds great, so many different ways to use this.

I love this radio, it looks good and does exactly what i wanted, i can take it outside to garden as i bought the battery and strap which i’m also really pleased with. It is a really great colour too.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use.
  • Amazing in a small package
  • I love this radio

Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use. . It’s easy to set up, pretty to look at, funky and well made. The sound is good, nice depth and clarity, powerful enough on just 3 bars to hear from the room next to the one it’s in but goes qiet enough too when needed so i’m not sure what the lady who complaned about the low setting not being low enough was on about. I have not managed to get a good fm signal out of it yet but my old radio was a bit dodgy in our area too. Still got to have a really good play with it and try the bluetooth and plug in my phone but so far so good. I bought this with my birthday cash from family, not sure i would have spent this much otherwise but having used it i feel it’s worth the cost.

This is such a cool radio with nfc. This is such a cool radio with nfc. The sound is crystal clear and the design is stunning. The best feature is the dial which moves portrait or landscape – i’ve ever seen any other radio like this, i would have expected this to cost a lot more than it sells for.The fact is comes in so many different colours is just perfect to match to any household.

Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use. . It’s easy to set up, pretty to look at, funky and well made. The sound is good, nice depth and clarity, powerful enough on just 3 bars to hear from the room next to the one it’s in but goes qiet enough too when needed so i’m not sure what the lady who complaned about the low setting not being low enough was on about. I have not managed to get a good fm signal out of it yet but my old radio was a bit dodgy in our area too. Still got to have a really good play with it and try the bluetooth and plug in my phone but so far so good. I bought this with my birthday cash from family, not sure i would have spent this much otherwise but having used it i feel it’s worth the cost.

Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

Well, i just love this little pretty gem. It has a good full sound which has enough volume for me to hear it throughout the upstairs of the house (it’s in a bedroom). I found it pretty easy to programme, the bluetooth works like a treat a great surprise as we sometimes have problems with signals in our house. I love the fact the i can change the aspect of it depending on where it is or how ever the feel takes me on the day.

The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

I love this radio ,it totally surpasses my expectations. Sound quality superb and the look is fabulous. I was going to get a roberts but after reading reviews.

I love this radio, good sound quality and bluetooth connectivity. I like that the display rotates according to which way up you place it. The best dab/bluetooth radio on the market at this price.

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View Quest VQ Christie DAB & DAB : Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use.

Well, i just love this little pretty gem. It has a good full sound which has enough volume for me to hear it throughout the upstairs of the house (it’s in a bedroom). I found it pretty easy to programme, the bluetooth works like a treat a great surprise as we sometimes have problems with signals in our house. I love the fact the i can change the aspect of it depending on where it is or how ever the feel takes me on the day.

Good reception, bluetooth link is great and acts as a convenient charging station too. Really stylish and solidly built.

Awesome kit better than roberts radios any day. Bought this as a birthday present for my non-techy partner. She switched it on, it sorted out radio stations date and time itself and she had it streaming through bluetooth a couple of minutes later. It looks fabulous, very retro and i suspect we won’t be buying roberts radios any more having found this. Colour choices are very cool, 10w bass sounds really top quality. Enamel finish just adds to the retro chic.

This is such a cool radio with nfc. This is such a cool radio with nfc. The sound is crystal clear and the design is stunning. The best feature is the dial which moves portrait or landscape – i’ve ever seen any other radio like this, i would have expected this to cost a lot more than it sells for.The fact is comes in so many different colours is just perfect to match to any household.

I love this radio, it looks good and does exactly what i wanted, i can take it outside to garden as i bought the battery and strap which i’m also really pleased with. It is a really great colour too.

Awesome kit better than roberts radios any day. Bought this as a birthday present for my non-techy partner. She switched it on, it sorted out radio stations date and time itself and she had it streaming through bluetooth a couple of minutes later. It looks fabulous, very retro and i suspect we won’t be buying roberts radios any more having found this. Colour choices are very cool, 10w bass sounds really top quality. Enamel finish just adds to the retro chic.

Fantastic sound on this radio.

Really good sound night light very unobtrusive but time can be. Really good soundnight light very unobtrusive but time can be seen without having to make brighter.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

Fantastic sound on this radio.

The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

Looks great and sounds great, so many different ways to use this.

Looks great and sounds great, so many different ways to use this.

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VQ Christie DAB & DAB : So glad I chose this one.

Really good sound night light very unobtrusive but time can be. Really good soundnight light very unobtrusive but time can be seen without having to make brighter.

Fantastic sound on this radio.

Great radio, funky retro look. Immediately once you get this out of the box it looks lovely. It has a nice retro look and the shade of red with the one i got is very nice. Its easy to set up and you can have it out of the box, plugged in and blasting out your favourite dab stations in minutes. The buttons are fairly easy to work out and there are instructions included to follow if you’re having any problems. The sound is very good from such a small box and is certainly comparable to other digital radio’s i’ve had. There’s alarm features to set, and a handy flip dial that works whether you stand it upright or on its side. It also has bluetooth capabilities so you can stream your collection from other bluetooth enabled music devices. The one drawback is that the battery pack does not come with this item, but as a separate add on (with separate cost, of course). But having been impressed with the unit i will certainly look at adding that to this set.

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

I love this radio, it looks good and does exactly what i wanted, i can take it outside to garden as i bought the battery and strap which i’m also really pleased with. It is a really great colour too.

Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use. . It’s easy to set up, pretty to look at, funky and well made. The sound is good, nice depth and clarity, powerful enough on just 3 bars to hear from the room next to the one it’s in but goes qiet enough too when needed so i’m not sure what the lady who complaned about the low setting not being low enough was on about. I have not managed to get a good fm signal out of it yet but my old radio was a bit dodgy in our area too. Still got to have a really good play with it and try the bluetooth and plug in my phone but so far so good. I bought this with my birthday cash from family, not sure i would have spent this much otherwise but having used it i feel it’s worth the cost.

I love this radio, good sound quality and bluetooth connectivity. I like that the display rotates according to which way up you place it. The best dab/bluetooth radio on the market at this price.

Ashame that it loses an hour every now and then, for some bizarre unknown reason?. Which is very frustrating if you want to be on time for work in the mornings.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

I love this radio, it looks good and does exactly what i wanted, i can take it outside to garden as i bought the battery and strap which i’m also really pleased with. It is a really great colour too.

Great sound, looks good very happy :-).

Fantastic sound on this radio.

Awesome kit better than roberts radios any day. Bought this as a birthday present for my non-techy partner. She switched it on, it sorted out radio stations date and time itself and she had it streaming through bluetooth a couple of minutes later. It looks fabulous, very retro and i suspect we won’t be buying roberts radios any more having found this. Colour choices are very cool, 10w bass sounds really top quality. Enamel finish just adds to the retro chic.

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VQ Christie DAB & DAB – Amazing in a small package

Does what it says, good quality.

Awesome kit better than roberts radios any day. Bought this as a birthday present for my non-techy partner. She switched it on, it sorted out radio stations date and time itself and she had it streaming through bluetooth a couple of minutes later. It looks fabulous, very retro and i suspect we won’t be buying roberts radios any more having found this. Colour choices are very cool, 10w bass sounds really top quality. Enamel finish just adds to the retro chic.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

Awesome, but plum coloured not purple. Awesome , but plum coloured not purple.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Stylish, funky, great sound quality, easy to use.
  • Amazing in a small package
  • I love this radio

Fantastic sound on this radio.

Looks great and sounds great, so many different ways to use this.

Great radio, funky retro look. Immediately once you get this out of the box it looks lovely. It has a nice retro look and the shade of red with the one i got is very nice. Its easy to set up and you can have it out of the box, plugged in and blasting out your favourite dab stations in minutes. The buttons are fairly easy to work out and there are instructions included to follow if you’re having any problems. The sound is very good from such a small box and is certainly comparable to other digital radio’s i’ve had. There’s alarm features to set, and a handy flip dial that works whether you stand it upright or on its side. It also has bluetooth capabilities so you can stream your collection from other bluetooth enabled music devices. The one drawback is that the battery pack does not come with this item, but as a separate add on (with separate cost, of course). But having been impressed with the unit i will certainly look at adding that to this set.

Really good sound night light very unobtrusive but time can be. Really good soundnight light very unobtrusive but time can be seen without having to make brighter.

This is such a cool radio with nfc. This is such a cool radio with nfc. The sound is crystal clear and the design is stunning. The best feature is the dial which moves portrait or landscape – i’ve ever seen any other radio like this, i would have expected this to cost a lot more than it sells for.The fact is comes in so many different colours is just perfect to match to any household.

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

Really good sound night light very unobtrusive but time can be. Really good soundnight light very unobtrusive but time can be seen without having to make brighter.

Really love this radio and the sound quality is really good.

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VQ Christie DAB & DAB : Sounds great with looks to match!

Awesome, but plum coloured not purple. Awesome , but plum coloured not purple.

It looks the business in my kitchen and i’ve had it on almost non stop since it arrived. The fact that you can have it portrait or landscape makes a big difference and means it can fit in easily.Sounds great and goes quite loud. It has an alarm and sleep mode too¡.

The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

Great radio, funky retro look. Immediately once you get this out of the box it looks lovely. It has a nice retro look and the shade of red with the one i got is very nice. Its easy to set up and you can have it out of the box, plugged in and blasting out your favourite dab stations in minutes. The buttons are fairly easy to work out and there are instructions included to follow if you’re having any problems. The sound is very good from such a small box and is certainly comparable to other digital radio’s i’ve had. There’s alarm features to set, and a handy flip dial that works whether you stand it upright or on its side. It also has bluetooth capabilities so you can stream your collection from other bluetooth enabled music devices. The one drawback is that the battery pack does not come with this item, but as a separate add on (with separate cost, of course). But having been impressed with the unit i will certainly look at adding that to this set.

Lovely radio and great quality. Researched a few opinions but after reading all the reviews decided to go with this one. Really pleased i did and super fast delivery too.

VQ Christie DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Blue : The obly problem i have with it is the dab signal, although this is the area we are in and me not doing my research. In retrospect i should have got an internet radio. So check the dab signal in your area before you get a dab radio. Anyway, this radio has fm and bluetooth or nfc connectivity so can easily play through my phone. For such a little radio the speaker is excellent sound quality. The menus are easy to navigate and select what you want. No problems here with the device.

I love this radio ,it totally surpasses my expectations. Sound quality superb and the look is fabulous. I was going to get a roberts but after reading reviews.

The dab is ok and the style is very nice.

Does what it says, good quality.

Ashame that it loses an hour every now and then, for some bizarre unknown reason?. Which is very frustrating if you want to be on time for work in the mornings.

Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

Very pleased, partner loved it, it sounds & looks excellent, sits neatly in her kitchin giving her a much wanted dab radio & a bluetooth speaker & charger for her iphone. When we go away to the beach & for those lazy sunny evenings in the garden she’s planning to have it with her as i also bought the battery pack & carry strap.

I love this radio, good sound quality and bluetooth connectivity. I like that the display rotates according to which way up you place it. The best dab/bluetooth radio on the market at this price.

Bug with this product – read before buying. Read this, this is a lovely designed product and i like it, but when i received it the default setting for the date is american. So as per the instructions i tried to change it and it changed it whilst in the menu, but as soon as you leave the menu it goes straight back to american format on the display screen. I must have tried to change it 20 times as i thought maybe im doing something wrong. In the end i decided to ring the support number in the instruction booklet, and the customer service person then explained that its a known bug and all existing stock on the market has the bug. I said well customers should be told of this fault before selling the product or withdraw it, but he just said it does affect the operation and that was pretty much the end of the conversation, no offer of refund, exchange or compensation. Its the same as volkswagon, sell a defective product and treat us as idiots. Ok format of the date is not the end of the world, but if something doesn’t work as described tell beforehand and reduce the price so i have the choice. Anyway i contacted amazon, explained the situation and as always they were brilliant. They offered me a refund or exchange.

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