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I bought this as i was looking for a radio to go in the bathroom. I know that it can be used with rechargeable batteries which was the main reason for buying it but the battery life was very short and, truth be told, the reception was awful. The only way you could pick up stations was with the (very big) aerial extended fully. I expected it to have much better reception than this because another Roberts radio that I have in the kitchen is fine and the location of this radio would have been on the 1st floor by a window. Also the sound quality was quite poor and tinny which was another reason for returning it.
I have gone back to using a Bose speaker and my phone on wifi. The sound quality is much better and the battery life is longer. As long as the kids haven't stolen it for their enjoyment.
I would not recommend buying this radio. Buy another Roberts that is designed to be plugged in and has bigger, meatier speakers.
I liked this. Looks great but ultimately I’ve had to return it. The Bluetooth connection started to affect other functionality (volume control, changing functions, even turning it off!) so returning it and I’m now starting to look at alternatives. One thing to note is that on Bluetooth, the sound would often be muted on connection and so you had to turn the sound up manually to hear anything. Also a lag between phone volume adjustment and that of the radio. Wouldn’t recommend.