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.
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.
...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.
LOL. You really are a git AC. You will find them in your local store along with other brand quality items which are cheaper.
To answer you other questions, delivery to/from Europe should cost around £6.85.
The current exchange rate British Pound to Euro is 1=1.07218 (from xe.com)
How much for shipping from Malta then?!
And that's before considering the crappy euro exchange rates.
Lidl are selling a kitchen radio for a tenner.
Not DAB but who cares.
...if you've got pelmets.
An analogue radio is essentially a few transistors and maybe a simple IC or two thrown together with the odd resistor and capacitor as glue. A DAB radio is to all intents and purposes a miniature computer bolted on to a conventional tuner, and whilst they are still a bit over-priced, it will pretty much inevitably always be a bit more expensive than its analogue counterpart.
Mind you, Roberts radios of any flavour don't tend to come cheap, so a lot's in the name. For affordable and stylish DABs, look to Intempo and the like. Rather like with "real" computers, you'll find there's actually only a very small number of people manufacturing the innards, and you may even end up with pretty much exactly the same radio in a different and more affordable case.