Best digital radio brands Roberts digital radios
Roberts is a hugely popular British radio brand which was established way back in 1932. It has continued to produce radios since then, and can even be found in the Queen’s household.
One of the reasons Roberts radios are as popular now as they were back in the heyday of radio in the 1950s is because of their iconic design.
Many of the digital radios in Roberts’ current range have a striking retro design, and are available in several different colours.
Roberts has a wide range of digital radios on the market, with the cheapest model we've tested costing around £40 and the most expensive being about £250.
Some of the more expensive digital radios have advanced features including pause and rewind, EPGs and the ability to record.
See our guide to digital radio features for more information.
However, some of Roberts’ more expensive models don't have advanced features, and it seems like you're paying more for the styling than what the digital radio can do.
As a brand, Roberts is also renowned for its limited edition versions of its Revival model. These digital radios come with cases designed by the likes of print designer Cath Kidston and fashion designer Matthew Williamson.
Sound quality on mid to high-end Roberts digital radios is good. We've found that some of the cheaper models don't have quite the same high quality.
Testing Roberts digital radios
We've tested 27 digital radios from Roberts. Although six are good enough to be Which? Best Buys, there are also a number of poorer sounding models.
To find out which Roberts digital radios are worth buying and which you should avoid, check out our full digital radio reviews and test results.
Green initiatives from Roberts
Roberts has revamped a number of their digital radios to make them more energy efficient. Models in the Ecologic range, like the Ecologic 6, are designed to use less power.
We have also tested the Roberts SolarDAB 2. This solar digital radio will run with no charge at all as long as there’s enough sunlight.
Roberts digital radio reliability and customer views
Roberts scored highly in our annual reliability survey, with 97%. So if you buy a digital radio from Roberts, it’s unlikely that you'll need to get it repaired.
Roberts received a Which? customer score of 69%. The Which? customer score is based on how likely digital radio owners would be to recommend the product to a friend, and how satisfied they are with their model.