Consumer research for older and disabled people

Text Size:

Current Size: 100%

Roberts Sound 66

This test report on the Roberts Sound 66 is one of a series of digital radio reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to DAB digital radios. For more information about the options listed below, see also the criteria by which to judge performance and what are the main features to look for.

Roberts Sound 66 - test report

  • Price £120

Roberts Sound 66Overall verdict

The Roberts Sound 66 is a DAB radio with iPod dock and remote control. The screen is quite large and bright, making the text easy to read. The buttons are positioned on top of the radio and almost flush to the surface, however most are well spaced and of a size that makes them easy to press. It does not have direct-access preset buttons, so selecting a tuned channel takes several button presses. The remote control gives you complete control without the need to approach the radio itself, however, if you have poor sight or poor dexterity the small buttons and small text labels make using it very difficult.

Features

Size (h x w x d; cm) 9 x 28 x 21
Weight (kg) 1.7
Wavebands DAB / FM
Speaker/s stereo
Headphone output stereo
Power mains
DAB presets 0
FM presets 0
Preset buttons or menu n/a
Pause and rewind live radio no
Electronic programme guide no
Recording no
Selecting the station: rotate dial no
Selecting the station: press up/down channel buttons yes
Auto-select mode no

Last updated: August 2011


Main page: Test reports