Roberts Radio Roberts DreamDock2 DAB/DAB – Great DAB but Poor Dock

Works well, sound not quite as good as my old but larger red but it does the job well. Just a shame there’s no bluetooth.

Nice size for a bedside dock alarm clock in one. Dab easy to set up was already done in seconds when it was plugged in. Time and date and radio presets. Also has a line in and usb charger input on the rear. All in all great little ipod / phone dock.

Great charger – speakers not great though. . The charging speed is fantastic – but the sound is not great. I was considering to return it – but now we just keep it in a small kitchen for quick charging and small room music playing. Here are the specifications for the Roberts Radio Roberts DreamDock2 DAB/DAB:

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  • Lightning dock for iPhone
  • DAB/DAB+/FM wavebands
  • 20 station pre-sets
  • Superb stereo sound
  • Six position equaliser and separate bass

Have other roberts dab radios and pleased with the quality. Amazon delivery was accurate and well packaged.

Still abit bright on minimum dimmer setting but great. As described does what it says, still abit bright on minimum dimmer setting but great buy.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Functionally great but sound a bit muffled
  • The DreamDock2 is good quality as one would expext from Roberts
  • This is one of my favorite purchases. I used to use my iPhone as

Nice size for a bedside dock alarm clock in one. Dab easy to set up was already done in seconds when it was plugged in. Time and date and radio presets. Also has a line in and usb charger input on the rear. All in all great little ipod / phone dock.

Good value, got it for kitchen for docking iphone and dab radio feature , only thing is sound distorts a bit if you put in a corner.

The stations are crystal clear – my iphone sits nicely on the top and alarm clock works very well. I was given this for xmas and had just set it up. The stations are crystal clear – my iphone sits nicely on the top and alarm clock works very well.

Great sound ideal phone charger.

The stations are crystal clear – my iphone sits nicely on the top and alarm clock works very well. I was given this for xmas and had just set it up. The stations are crystal clear – my iphone sits nicely on the top and alarm clock works very well.

Great radio docking dab station. Bought one each for my parents as they both have iphones last christmas. Just had to buy one for myself.

Why is the lightning dock connector so short?. A great piece of kit with excellent features that works really well (especially not having that irritating stepped increasing volume level when the alarm goes off that some bed side radios seem to think is a good feature and the dimmer actually does reduce the blue light to a level that one can sleep with). However, clearly the designer did not consider that most people put covers on their precious iphones and when using the ‘lightning dock’ i. The top docking cradle, the connector, being the important bit that allows the phone to be recharged and through which one can listen to ones music, is not long enough and one has to take the cover off to connect it. How basic a problem yet one is left with the usb port connector (which only charges the phone but does not allow music playback) or to wrestle the cover off the phone every time.

The dreamdock2 is good quality as one would expext from roberts. I received this product today without a cardboard box on the outside and the lid was taped up and the address label stuck to the lid. After a while i managed to get all the tape and labels off but the glue is still in the lid. Not goodthe dreamdock2 is good quality as one would expect from roberts. But probably good enough for a bedside clock. The instructions are clear athough i didn’t need them to tune in the radio which was automatic when switched on. The aerial is not brilliant although adequate. The one con is the preset system. I found it very difficult as the instructions do not tell you to hold the preset button for at least 3-5 seconds. I rang roberts and they said there might be a fault with the radio and to return it. I wasn’t convinced and persevered. That’s how i found out you had to hold the preset button to clear whatever is there and then you press set. I like to listen to the radio at night through earphones under the pillow and the sound is good enough to be able hear clearly.

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  1. A nice dab radio with excellent sound quality. I like the remote control so you can access settings if it’s not near your bed. The only downside is the apple dock. It is very fragile as the lightning connector has nothing else supporting the phone. Getting the phone on it is awkward too, as you have to tilt the connector so it actually enters the phone.
    1. A nice dab radio with excellent sound quality. I like the remote control so you can access settings if it’s not near your bed. The only downside is the apple dock. It is very fragile as the lightning connector has nothing else supporting the phone. Getting the phone on it is awkward too, as you have to tilt the connector so it actually enters the phone.
      1. This is one of my favorite purchases. This is one of my favorite purchases. I used to use my iphone as an alarm, and i couldn’t imagine anything much easier to set than that, but this little unit does it. We set two alarms, one for me for work and one for my wife. It is extremely easy to set the alarms, using the remote control, with practice, even in a darkened room. The unit virtually set itself up and handles things like time and date on its own. You can set the volume of the alarm separate from the normal volume of the radio, and there is no increasing volume if you don’t feel like turning it off straight away. The sound quality isn’t brilliant and i wouldn’t want to replace my hi-fi system with it, but as a bedside clock radio it is perfect. The original purpose of charging my iphone 6s plus is almost just a bonus.
  2. This is one of my favorite purchases. This is one of my favorite purchases. I used to use my iphone as an alarm, and i couldn’t imagine anything much easier to set than that, but this little unit does it. We set two alarms, one for me for work and one for my wife. It is extremely easy to set the alarms, using the remote control, with practice, even in a darkened room. The unit virtually set itself up and handles things like time and date on its own. You can set the volume of the alarm separate from the normal volume of the radio, and there is no increasing volume if you don’t feel like turning it off straight away. The sound quality isn’t brilliant and i wouldn’t want to replace my hi-fi system with it, but as a bedside clock radio it is perfect. The original purpose of charging my iphone 6s plus is almost just a bonus.
  3. This review is from : Roberts DreamDock2 DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Digital Stereo Clock Radio with Dock for iPod/iPhone, Lightning Connector – Black

    Looks great, sounds amazing and with superb functionality.
  4. This review is from : Roberts DreamDock2 DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Digital Stereo Clock Radio with Dock for iPod/iPhone, Lightning Connector – Black

    Looks great, sounds amazing and with superb functionality.
    1. Brilliant sound, fast charging, can use with iphone 4 (with adptr),5 and 6 wouldnt go back to bluetooth now. After doing alot of research and testing, myself, i found this one to be the better value, best quality iphone dock/alarm/dab on the market for the price. The sound quality is fantastic (when streaming using iphone 5, 6 and radio), charges iphones quickly. I use deezer on the ‘best audio’ setting over wifi and capital radio. This dock can also be used for the iphone 4 and ipod with an adapter (sold on amazon for around a fiver), good quality and fast charge also with the adapter. I have three of these around the house, one for outside (great sound quality and volume brilliant for outside use from conservatory), one in my bedroom and one in my utility room.
  5. This review is from : Roberts DreamDock2 DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Digital Stereo Clock Radio with Dock for iPod/iPhone, Lightning Connector – Black

    Brilliant sound, fast charging, can use with iphone 4 (with adptr),5 and 6 wouldnt go back to bluetooth now. After doing alot of research and testing, myself, i found this one to be the better value, best quality iphone dock/alarm/dab on the market for the price. The sound quality is fantastic (when streaming using iphone 5, 6 and radio), charges iphones quickly. I use deezer on the ‘best audio’ setting over wifi and capital radio. This dock can also be used for the iphone 4 and ipod with an adapter (sold on amazon for around a fiver), good quality and fast charge also with the adapter. I have three of these around the house, one for outside (great sound quality and volume brilliant for outside use from conservatory), one in my bedroom and one in my utility room.