Roberts reveals radio with raunchy recording features
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Roberts has launched a fresh DAB radio that lets users record their favourite broadcasts to an SD card.
The Roberts RecordЯ rocks up with a bunch of nifty features for DAB users, but the headliner is the ability to record up to 24 hours of radio broadcasts.
After slotting said memory card into the radio, all users have to do is hit the 'PausePlus' button and the station being listened to can either be recorded for later enjoyment, or paused for up to 60 minutes.
The RecordЯ allows up to an hour rewind too, just in case you missed a show or simply want to listen to a song again.
The company also touts the RecordЯ as the perfect nap companion as it features a number of sleep functions and snooze settings.
The Roberts RecordЯ is available now in a white gloss finish for £100. ®
How is this raunchy?
I know I'm often turned on by inserting SD cards.
Hope they've solved the software bugs
I got an earlier model with the record to SD function years ago, 200 quids worth. Trouble is it eats D cells so fast it's only affordable on mains and it gets "blue screen of death" every few weeks and needs a reboot. I did read that they have a software fix but email to their support desk gets no response.
Plus the record function is too basic. Something like a sky+ setup to schedule recordings and give a replay menu would be useful. I bet the "24 hours recording" is a single file you have to listen to from the start, no skip to 1hour 30 mins, far less "skip to [start of my favourite program]". I'm afraid Roberts have lost the plot, need to keep up with technology. Things like integrate radio with WiFi/ethernet connection into domestic LAN and integrate to desktop software or maybe some Bluetooth and smart phone/tablet integrations. Maybe mute when the phone rings for example - or even pause program...
You may ask why bother with a discrete radio at all? My answer is that I can wander round the house and garden doing my chores and carrying the radio, big speaker and decent amplification so I can hear it above noisy background without resorting to earphones/headphones which I hate.
Hope taping is killing music
Roberts intentionally retro radios look rather nice. However, when they attempt 'contemporary' design, the results are a bit Binatone-ish.