Feeds
75%

Roberts RDK-2 kitchen radio

A 'kitchen radio' actually designed for the kitchen

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Once you've identified the best spot, all you have to do to put the RDK-2 up is undo the two large thumable screws that hold the fixing bracket in place on the top of the unit. Mark where the radio is going, remove the bracket completely so you can see where the drill holes go, drill the holes, screw on the bracket, fit the radio and the job is done. The whole process took us around ten minutes.

Roberts RDK-2

The RDK-2 has a clear 16 x 2 display...

You can adjust the degree to which the radio hangs down from the surface, so you can get it flush to the bottom of the cupboard of leave a bit of space. We found that leaving a bit of a space was best as it makes some of the other radio’s functions a little easier to use.

The radio has four main operating modes: DAB, FM, playlist mode and auxiliary input. There's also an SD card slot for recording radio programmes in MP2 or playing back MP3 files made elsewhere. This function is accessed by selecting the playlist mode. Repeatedly pressing the Band button toggles the unit between its main functions, though the auxiliary input is automatically selected if an external devices is connected to the RDK-2's 3.5mm jack.

This is where leaving a little gap comes in handy, as a personal CD or MP3 player can sit neatly on top of the unit during use.

Roberts RDK-2

...and wipe-clean controls

As the unit is designed specifically to survive in a kitchen there are no conventional buttons. Instead, it has a wipe-clean panel with touch-sensitive controls. You need to make sure no moisture builds up on the panel as this does affect the sensitivity, but generally the panel is very accurate and gives fast access the unit’s functions. The layout is clear and combines the file playback buttons and favorites storing/access into the same four buttons at the base of the panel.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.